Welding Controls & Controllers

Controls & Controllers, Optics & Photonics

Laserdyne Announces Improved Process Parameters for Welding Nickel-Based Aerospace Alloys to Meet Stringent Aerospace Airframe and Aero-Engine Requirements

February 1, 2016

Champlin, Minnesota – High quality butt and lap joint welds are possible and practical in a number of common nickel-based aerospace alloys, as demonstrated by Prima Power Laserdyne application engineers. These applications meet the exacting requirements of aerospace, both for airframe as well as for aero-engine applications. Examples show the desirable crown (convexity) of the weld. Each... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission, Test & Measuring Instruments

Bosch Rexroth to Exhibit Latest CNC and Components for Highly Productive Machine Automation Solutions at FABTECH 2015

November 9, 2015

Bosch Rexroth will be exhibiting at FABTECH 2015 in booth S2324 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, November 9-12. The booth will showcase a range of drive and control technologies to help manufacturers improve productivity. Highlights include: Scalable CNC solutions with new multi-touch operator panels Electric and hydraulic drives with multi-Ethernet functionality IP65 cabinet-free... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Welding Equipment & Supplies

Laser Welding Systems feature consistent endpoint control.

March 27, 2015

Used to control operation of LASERDYNE 795 and LASERDYNE 430BD multi-axis laser systems, LASERDYNE S94P includes SmartRamp™ feature which provides consistent endpoint control during laser welding. SmartRamp controls laser parameters in conjunction with motion of beam, producing uniform weld penetration along entire length of weld while eliminating visible endpoints, potential stress-risers, and leak points. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Welding Equipment & Supplies

Power Sources and Controllers provide arc stability.

July 15, 2014

Combining digital process control technology with power regulation, SubArc Digital Series includes SubArc DC 650/800 Digital, SubArc DC 1000/1250 Digital, and SubArc AC/DC 1000/1250 Digital. Units can handle Submerged Arc and Electroslag applications, from DC single-arc to multi-wire tandem welding. Series also offers analog and digital interface controls and range of wire drive motors and accessories, including single- and twin-wire torches, narrow gap torches, and internal/external cladding heads. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Welding Equipment & Supplies

MIG Push-Pull Welding Systems target specific industries.

June 6, 2014

In addition to Magnum® PRO AL air-cooled push-pull gun and aluminum drive roll kits, multi-process POWER MIG® 350MP Trailer Manufacturing One-Pak™ includes SuperGlaze 5356 TM™ 3/64 in. diameter MIG wire specifically developed for aluminum trailer manufacturing industry. Another One-Pak® package, specifically targeted toward aluminum automotive collision repair and fabrication, has same components but includes SuperGlaze 5554 3/64 in. diameter MIG wire instead. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Services, Welding Equipment & Supplies

Lincoln Electric Announces Support for Lap Joint on Mild Steel, Aluminum, and Stainless Steel Materials for Virtual Welding Training System

September 13, 2013

Aligns with the VRTEX® 360 to the American Welding Society EG2.0: Guide for the Training of Welding Personnel Cleveland – Lincoln Electric will demonstrate the new development of a lap joint for the VRTEX® virtual reality arc welding simulation trainer in upcoming events in 2013. The announcement highlights the continued development, support and focus of Lincoln Electric on welding... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Control System optimizes high frequency welding.

August 6, 2012

Built upon Variable Frequency Current Fed Invertors, HAZControl(TM) Technology enables company to decide upon optimal weld parameters that define their brand, then uses predictive algorithms to calculate how power, frequency, vee length, and mill speed influence weld. If defined key variables change, HAZControl(TM) Technology guides operator back towards approved HAZ width and geometry. Variable frequency allows operator to control adjustment in 1 kHz increments. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Reis SafetyController - The Unique, Patented Safety Solution

July 25, 2012

SafeProduction demonstrated as the example of a personnel-safe robot control<4444>Obernburg, Germany - Reis Robotics demonstrates the capacity of the SafetyController. Particularly complicated weld tasks (i.e., automated build-up welding of worn-out forging and rolling tools) require the presence of an operator in the welding cell of a robot. With the Reis Robotics SafetyController, such tasks... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Robotics, Welding Equipment & Supplies

Robotic Welding Package suits small to medium operations.

October 6, 2011

Fully configured ArcPack(TM) Lean 1410 includes IRB 1410 robot, IRC5 Compact controller, Fronius TransSteel 3500 power supply and wire feeder, and Tregaskiss 500 Amp air-cooled welding torch. Six-axis robot, specially designed for arc welding, features 5 kg handling capacity with supplementary 18 kg load capacity on upper arm for application equipment. With positional repeatability of ±0.025 mm, IRB 1410 delivers optimal welds in tight, restricted locations. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Wireless Remote Welding Controls minimize tripping hazards.

October 18, 2010

With Wireless Remote Hand and Foot Controls, welders can reposition remote around work area without having to untangle cords. Foot control, designed specifically for TIG welding, allows operator to adjust amperage at point of use. Designed for Stick, TIG, MIG, and Flux Cored welding, hand control lets operator adjust parameters for joint configurations, electrodes, and wire types/sizes at point of use. Both eliminate extensions, cord failures, and associated downtime. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Welding Equipment & Supplies

Laser Seam Tracking Probe suits automatic welding machines.

October 14, 2010

Smart Laser Probe is noncontact, seam-tracking system that senses and compensates for any deviation from nominal weld path. Image processing hardware and software are located inside sensor head, while Ethernet backbone communicates between sensor head, touchscreen display, and multifunction I/O board. Operating in temperatures from -40 to +55°C, unit has sampling rate of 30 fps at megapixel camera resolution and can work with reflective metals such as aluminum and stainless steel. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Seam Tracking System optimizes robotic welding systems.

July 2, 2010

Specifically designed for ABB IRC5 controller in heavy deposition welding applications, WeldGuide® III performs weld seam joint tracking during welding process. System utilizes voltage and current sensors to take real-time measurements through welding arc, identifying variations in weld joints and making any adjustments necessary to keep robotic welding torch in joint path. With tracking system automatically adapting to part, WeldGuide III ensures consistent welds. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Materials & Material Processing, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Wave Height Monitor assists with soldering small parts.

March 28, 2008

Suitable for tight pitch components in high-volume automated production environments, Wave Height Monitor and control module maintain solder wave heights to within ±0.005 in. when intalleed on KISS line of selective soldering equipment. System works with wave nozzle sizes under 6 mm down to 1.5 mm. Combination of height monitoring circuit with nitrogen inerted solder delivery system and nitrogen air-knife incorporates resistive measurements of wave height relative to known reference. Read More

Controls & Controllers

IR Fusion Control completely automates welding process.

March 21, 2007

Controlling all movement and parameters during each phase of welding process, SP110s features automation that eliminates operator influence during fusion process and provides optimal repeatability. Heating element and clamps are precisely controlled and moved by welding equipment. Along with internal electronics and control devices, other features include automated adjustable planing depth and integrated touchscreen. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Welding Equipment & Supplies

ESAB & PLSystems Enter Agreement to Commercialize Hybrid Laser Welder

February 6, 2007

Florence, SC - ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has signed an agreement with PLSystems of Maine enabling ESAB to integrate PLSystems' patented closed-loop control system into their mechanized laser welding systems. The agreement is the result of a four-year collaboration to develop and commercialize a hybrid laser welding system that combines the benefits of laser welding and GMAW. A key... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Welding Equipment & Supplies

Kit upgrades inverter welding systems.

June 8, 2006

Upgrade Kit contains replacement driver boards, main board with processor, cables, 24 Vdc power supply, control software, and hardware. Users can choose L-Series control, which provides msec-by-msec programmability in open loop, current feedback, voltage feedback, and power feedback modes. Adaptive Control provides all functionality of L-Series plus ability to monitor current, voltage, conductance, power, force and/or pressure, workpiece thickness, and displacement. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments, Welding Equipment & Supplies

Monitoring System ensures consistent weld quality.

February 28, 2006

Offering current/voltage and/or ultrasonic control, Model PSQ 6000 provides non-destructive testing for medium-frequency applications in automotive welding and assembly lines. By measuring current and voltage, course of resistance and energy can be recorded, controlled, and evaluated during welding. Ultrasonic monitoring system consists of XQR control board, UDM signal processor, and ultrasonic sensors that ensure quality of spot welds during welding process. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Material Handling & Storage, Welding Equipment & Supplies

Process Controller suits seam welding of thin gauge metals.

May 5, 2005

CSC MIG welding controller utilizes controlled short circuit gas metal arc welding process to clear short circuits by retracting wire from short. Controller syncronizes wire feeder actions with power supply current to continuously feed wire alternatly between forward and reverse directions. Process helps to increase travel speed and eliminate spatter on wide range of materials including steel, stainless steel, galvanized steel, and aluminum. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Welding Equipment & Supplies

System allows on-site maintenance of automatic welders.

January 31, 2005

Pro Service System uses indication panel that is housed on rear side of power supply. Control panel is equipped with 4 rows of LED's which indicate state of individual internal supplies, fuses, and components in power supply. Main supply voltage to control panel is also monitored and separate voltage is used to control 1 LED that indicates if board supply is at fault. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Weld Control manages process throughout weld cycle.

December 9, 2004

Inverter welder HF27 gives manufacturers complete 360° monitoring of all weld parameters, including current, force, displacement, time, and energy. Combo control mode uses real-time feedback to monitor and regulate critical weld parameters. Welder can be set to control voltage at beginning of weld and switch to constant current once pre-set current level is reached, allowing process to be tailored for positioning or contaminant issues and weld splash prevention. Read More