A common characteristic that you will find with the suspended spot welding machine is its ability to adjust its arc to a specific temperature. The welder’s arc is automatically adjusted to the precise setting you define, depending on the current temperature of the working environment. This allows for fast adjustments in temperature without having to do any additional work, such as regulating the pressure or cleaning the electrodes. The only action required on your part is to make sure that your weld is consistent and clear, before proceeding to other tasks. The welder’s arc is also constantly monitored to ensure it remains at an even level during your entire project.
As you can see, the differences between the conventional big and suspended spot welding process is rather vast. The first difference that you notice is that the welds are not as smooth and consistent. There is some variation between individual welds, as each weld has been created with a different tip. Even though they all have the same amount of heat capacity, the tip shapes will always be slightly different, which will impact the overall efficiency of your welds.
Because of the lack of a steady and consistent arc, the time for each individual weld is significantly increased. This combined with the fact that the welder continuously monitors the welds status gives the operator a distinct advantage over other types of welders. This also makes the process much more efficient, as the welder can set the torch at whatever precise setting is required for the project at hand. There is no need to worry about waiting on a torch while it heats up and fuses, which is especially helpful in environments where there is little downtime.
The lack of constant torch control also means that the user will spend less time adjusting the torch. In addition to saving valuable time, this allows the welder to continue welding without interruptions caused by inaccurate settings. The lack of a hand held torch makes adjustments much easier and prevents the need to place one’s hands close to a grounded metal arc. Overall, these differences allow for the welder to complete the job much faster and more consistently than with other types of welders.
Many people are wary of spending money on anything that isn’t automatic, which is a legitimate concern. Fortunately, the solution lies in purchasing an automatic suspended spot welding controller. An automatic calibration system will ensure that the weld is consistent, provides accurate arc height and ensures the welder doesn’t have to continually make adjustments or wait for the torch to cool off. These systems are very easy to operate and require no special training or previous experience to use.
Another benefit of these weld puddle sensors comes from the fact that they can detect minor cracks in welds without damaging the welds. Most welds will be completely smooth, but some can have minor irregularities in the welds due to stress points within the piece. By being able to detect these points, a welder is able to seal them and prevent further cracking. This will ensure the welds are repaired without compromising the integrity of the weld puddle itself.