weld monitors, in themselves, do not solve welding problems, nor do
they replace skilled welding engineers and time-proven experience.
You will still need to evaluate your process using techniques such as
"design of experiments" to determine the interaction of various weld
is not a substitute for weld machine maintenance. Too often, when such
maintenance is neglected and poor-quality welds are made, the weld monitor
is turned off. Ignoring such problems is a sure indication that worse
problems are ahead.
is also not a substitute for setup and operator training. Numerous courses
in resistance welding are available that teach important basic skills.
When these are learned and mastered, weld monitoring can serve its intended
purpose - control of the welding process.
Weld monitors are powerful tools when used properly. They can help you
refine your processes, recall what a good-quality weld looks like, and
alert you when things go astray.
familiar with weld monitors and their use can help you maintain and
improve your position as a quality supplier in today's increasingly
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