Optimum air volume flow at the welding torch: How current standardisation regulates torch extraction

To make torch extraction efficient, the precise adjustment of individual parameters is necessary. Most recently, the French Institute for Occupational Safety INRS drew attention to the subject with its investigations into torch-integrated welding fume extraction. The findings are currently being incorporated in a new DIN standard for torch extraction.

Music coming out of the welding fume extraction hood: KEMPERbeats – did I hear that correctly, Mr. Kemper?

KEMPERbeats

Music coming out of the welding fume extraction hood? What kind of welder needs that? In an interview with arbeitsschutz-schweissen.de, Björn Kemper clarifies what is behind KEMPERbeats – the reasons for the development and the expected effects. Mr. Kemper, you’re … >> more

As close to the point as you can get: 5 reasons why welders should rely on extraction torches

Absaugbrenner sind beim Schweißen wieder im Kommen. Eine neue Generation verspricht ein leichtes Handling für Schweißer.

For a long time extraction torches were considered unwieldy. Welders felt more disturbed during their work by the additional extraction channel. For this reason, solutions previously available on the market were not very popular. But, in the welding industry, there … >> more

Nine reasons why general ventilation systems make sense for metal processing companies

Air quality in the entire production area is becoming ever more important. General ventilation systems play an increasingly important role in effective occupational health and safety. They are always only a supplement to source extraction. Nevertheless, nine reasons show why the purchase of a workshop ventilation system is worthwhile for metal processing companies.

Welding robot ‘colleague’: Welding fume extraction is still necessary

It can be said of fully automated welding processes that the welding robot ‘colleague’ does the job without any need for occupational safety. But, despite automated welding processes, effective welding fume extraction is still a must – especially to protect employees in the surrounding area. The type of fume extraction depends on the nature of the welding robot.

Central extraction systems for welding fumes and cutting dust: 14 facts that matter

Are large quantities of welding fumes of cutting dust generated in production? Are there several workstations for production? Then central extraction systems for welding fumes and cutting dust are often the means of choice. Through their high efficiency, they ensure … >> more

Innovation for thermal cutting tables: TheSlagger technology cleans automatically and provides protection from hazardous substances

Cleaning thermal tables results in stoppages and costs companies a great deal of time. Help comes in the form of TheSlagger patented technology: thanks to the automated extracting system, downtime is considerably reduced and employees benefit from optimum occupational health … >> more

Occupational Health & Safety 4.0 Today: What is the state of the art and how do welding companies benefit from it?

“On the pulse of digitalization” – this was the motto of this year’s EuroBLECH exhibition in Hannover. Networking is certainly on the rise in metal-working companies and brings numerous advantages: OH&S 4.0 – that is several smart appliances communicating with … >> more

Dimensioning of workshop ventilation: What welding companies need to know before installation

Eine Raumlüftung ist eine Ergänzung zu Punktabsaugungen.

Oversized extraction units and workshop ventilation systems, as well as incorrect planning of the airflow, can be harmful: in addition to effective work safety, companies are also concerned about cost-efficiency. The correct sizing and planning of the ventilation system is … >> more

Local extraction during welding: The welders should pay attention to the following when selecting an extraction device

Beim Schweißrauch wird es vor allem Nanobereich extrem gefährlich für Schweißer.

Local extraction is the first choice for welding with regards to occupational safety. It ensures that welding fumes are detected right at the source and thus has the greatest chances in achieving high extraction rates. What type of local extraction … >> more