Kistler Instruments Ltd. - PRODUCT NEWS

Spot welding Tester improves productivity
by reducing rejects.
To meet the need for a simple to install and operate
method of testing spot welding equipment, Kistler
has introduced a clamping force tester that can
be integrated with electrode cap machining and
weld current checking to provide an efficient service
station to optimise performance and maintenance.

The key to the tester is the robust, long life piezoelectric
force transmitter that measures clamping force accurately and
reliably at minimum electrode spacing. Damping elements
in the transmitter mountings balance out variations in the
positioning and impact of the welding tongs.

Spot welding, applied to both manual and robotic production
methods, is a reliable and cost-effective method of joining
sheet metal components, provided all the operating parameters
are maintained within specification.

Electrode cap shape, welding current and clamping force
are interdependent and require regular monitoring, if weld
quality and productivity are not to be jeopardised.

The Kistler spot welding force tester is an effective method
of checking manual and robotic welding systems allowing
potential malfunctions to be detected and maintenance to
be targeted to reduce operating costs, minimise rework
and enhance productivity.

For more information, please contact :-

Kistler Instruments Ltd.
13 Murrell Green Business Park, London Road, Hook RG27 9GR
Tel:	+44 (0)1256 741550
Fax:	+44 (0)1256 741551

May 2004

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