Lincoln Electric® Web Site Offers Free Upgrades, Product and Operating Information
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Lincoln Electric Co. Inc., The
22801 St. Clair Ave.
Cleveland, OH, 44117
Press release date: October 16, 2007
powerwavesoftware.com Designed to Deliver Advanced Technology at Users' Fingertips
Cleveland - Powerwavesoftware.com is The Lincoln Electric Company's web resource exclusively for fabricators who rely on Lincoln's welding equipment featuring Waveform Control Technology®. The website offers free online downloadable software upgrades, the latest information, improvements and capabilities, as well as instant access to welding solutions for those users of Lincoln Electric Power Wave® systems, Power MIG® 300, Power MIG 350 MP, and Invertec® V350-PRO and Invertec V450-PRO equipment.
PowerWaveSoftware.com encapsulates all of the Power Wave benefits and presents them to users on an easy to use website. Access archived newsletters or register to receive the newsletter when an update is added to the website. The newsletters also include tips and pointers on using the website and Power Wave product line capabilities.
The complete Power Wave offering includes Power Wave equipment solutions, advanced welding processes and Power Wave Utilities, which are PC-based tools for use with Power Wave equipment solutions. Weld Manager® offers the user the ability to easily configure and set up the system and then back up this configuration for duplication across multiple cells. Production Monitoring(TM) offers a data collection and analysis tool for your welding solution. Diagnostics can be used locally or remotely to identify an issue and solve it on a Power Wave product.
Buying a Power Wave provides a solution today as well as a platform for the future. As you can see through the website releases, the addition of advanced welding solutions like TOTAL s2f(TM), Lincoln Electric's aluminum solution, as well as features such as a spot timer on the Power Feed® user interface are easy to access as a click of a button.
As new features and functions are developed, using the website simplifies the software upgrading process. This is an improvement over conventional technology, which required hardware changes, new circuit boards, rewiring or even a new machine. With powerwavesoftware.com, users have a convenient and easy-to-use resource to update their machines with a software upgrade to extend the life of their product or optimize their arc performance.
"Lincoln Electric is committed to the highest level of technology, as well as to a corresponding level of service that makes that technology accessible," says Deanna Postlethwaite, product manager, High Technology Products at Lincoln.
The website offers pages dedicated to each system with the upgrade link as well as the weld set reference guides for the welding library in each of the Lincoln® power sources. Each weld set contains welding application waveforms that are optimized for an arc welding process, consumable type and diameter, shielding gas type and wire feed speed range. A weld set reference guide offers a table to easily identify the correct welding waveform for each user's specific needs. Fabricators select a software bundle link to launch an interactive download wizard that can be used to upgrade their Lincoln welding power source. The system update utility will walk users through a series of operations, including: a system review; notification of new software upgrades; a present program set back-up; and the upgrade of the system components. A final step of providing the user with a report is verification of a successful upgrade and an electronic record that can be stored.
Lincoln Electric plans to continue to enhance the website with additional features and functionality. If you have suggestions or requests, feel free to contact us. The goal is to communicate improvements and new product launches directly from customer feedback.
Visit www.powerwavesoftware.com or call (216) 481-8100 to request bulletin MC05-134 to learn more about Powerwavesoftware.com.
The Lincoln Electric Company, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc-welding systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment and has a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market.