AMADA WELD TECH, a manufacturer of welding equipment and systems, offers the IIoT-ready WM-200A Networked Resistance Weld Monitor, which enhances resistance weld monitoring capability by simplifying data capture, storage, and analysis on a networked platform.

The WM-200A high-resolution, high-speed networked resistance weld monitor is designed to closely monitor the  welding process and capture, store, and send critical weld data to an on-premise or remotely located central server.

The WM-200A monitors all aspects of the resistance welding process, providing vital visual and statistical feedback during R&D and production environments.

High-resolution data capture is critical for artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms. It also provides immediate feedback to the weld station by monitoring key aspects of the process and sending “good” or “no good” information to the process controller instantaneously during production.

Whether connected to a standalone resistance welding station or implemented in a fully automated system, the WM-200A enables users to collect large amounts of high-resolution process data to be used for manufacturing traceability, statistical data analysis, equipment efficiency, and health.

The data can be stored on an on premise or cloud based server and viewed or downloaded from a remote location using the remote graphic user interface.

The WM-200A monitored inputs include current, voltage, displacement, and force. The monitor features an intuitive user interface for easy programming and quick access to view waveform and numeric data. The configurable monitoring screens enable custom viewing.

The WM-200A offers high resolution data capture (up to 200 kHz sample rate) and can simultaneously monitor eight different inputs and up to four  distinct windowed process limits per primary channel. Additionally, it communicates with direct I/O and TCP/IP communication protocols, configuring with an EtherNet/IP field bus to allow automated systems to communicate easily over a single communications cable.

Typically, WM-200A is connected to a large display on a personal computer for easy setup and viewing of waveforms and data via WM-Inspect software GUI. Stored data is accessible by third party software suites for analysis for SPC, OEE, and equipment health. The data is also available for current and future AI/ML software algorithms.

Key features of the WM-200A include:

  • Industry 4.0 Networked product to visualize manufacturing around the globe
  • High speed, full waveform data acquisition and visualization for deep view into welding process for R&D and manufacturing settings
  • Standard data format outputs for easy handling in advanced data analysis software and AI/ML algorithms
  • Monitor multiple all key weld parameters in regions of interest simultaneously for better control of production