Expecting more from investing less is a constant business challenge. The easiest way to add to your profitability is to invest in the right resources. When looking at your welding expenses, do you ask yourself these questions?
How much welding wire do we use? How do we increase the overall productivity? Is it difficult for you to answer these questions? Do you have the data and information you need to answer these questions? Take the guesswork out of your data collection with the industry rated Weld Data Monitoring system.
It is a common situation manufacturing process faces where a wire in a wire feed arc welding machine melts back into the tip and brings a hurdle in the process. The welder must then disassemble the while machine to correct the issue. The real problem is the liner that guides the wire, which welders often forget to check for wear while doing a standard maintenance. When the surface of this liner erodes, it can start snagging wires altogether. Issues like a snagged wire result in making the process slow due to half of the time spent diagnosing the problem, disassembling the feed, and reworking the weld.
Weld data monitoring offers a way to identify and prevent such maintenance issues before they interfere. Weld monitoring technology connects the welder to real time databases. The weld monitor track hours worked and can automatically schedule routine—yet often overlooked—preventative maintenance. This Weld data monitoring also benefits welding efficiency, quality, reporting, and training by enabling the collection and sharing of data.
The use of data in welding process: Benefits of weld data monitoring
Digitalization and data collection in manufacturing aren’t new concepts, but applying these practices is now becoming more widespread. As more manufacturing operations implement digitalization in product assembly and overall workflow, how does welding fit into this changing landscape of data monitoring?
Let’s have a look at some of the potential benefits
- The Improved process planning
- Provides accurate data documentation
- Real-time database management with process changes, productivity and throughput
- inventory management
- Interactive work instructions
- Get more accurate and real time information. No intervention of human error which saves re work time, money too.
- Can be identified the root cause of the problem easily
Choosing a Weld Monitor System
Whether companies already have some digitalization in other areas of their operation or they are just getting started, there are some key questions to ask when choosing a weld data monitoring system.
Before making a purchase of a weld monitor system, it’s important to evaluate the requirement to help the company get the most from the system.
How portable is the data being collected from weld counters used in the system? Weld data management solutions are designed to integrate easily with other welding systems already in place — and they allow the data being generated to be consumed by and inputted into other systems.
It’s important to have a weld data monitoring solution that is broadly compatible with the operation’s existing fleet of welding power sources. Just Arc solutions are devices that enable weld data monitoring systems with any brand of welding power source. This allows manufacturers to integrate the entire welding fleet regardless of brand or age to get a complete picture of performance.
Want to Make weld data a part of your digitized manufacturing process?
Implementing a digital system throughout an entire manufacturing facility requires a proper plan from the root of the process. While employees may spend some time on implementing the whole process and producing the internal parts, ,the resulting benefits of implementing the weld counter with weld monitoring system can help maximize throughput, eliminate bottlenecks and reduce costs.
It’s also critical to include the welding operation in this integrated digitalization. Identifying problems or issues in the weld cell beforehand can help streamline the whole processes— for a more efficient production line.
Weld data monitoring of automated welding processes also makes a wealth of data available that can be used to refine and optimize the welding procedures even further. This increases welding quality while reducing rework, materials use, waste, and, ultimately, the cost of each weld.
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