Fabricators seeking Â to track welding activities throughout their operations or comply with third-party quality records requirements can look to Lincoln Electricâ€™s new portable, powerful weld performance monitoring module, Arc Trackerâ„˘, to provide real-time information.
Arc Tracker capabilities include:
Â·Â Factory quality system integration
Â· Compatibility with any DC welding process power source and wire feeder
Â·Â Powerful software tools available
Â·Â Digital controls sample the welding parameters at extremely high speeds
Â·Â Ethernet connection communicates the weld data status to the welderâ€™s network
Â·Â Auto-sense on any input voltage between 120 â€“ 230 volts AC
Thanks to the unitâ€™s plug-and-play design, simply connect the Arc Tracker module to any DC welding circuit and attach the voltage sensing leads to access a wide array of monitored data, including welding station, operator, welds performed, amps/volts information, percent up and downtime, weld fault alerts and other parameters.
Arc Tracker software tools are available at powerwavesoftware.com and include:
Â· True Energyâ„˘ â€“ measures and calculates the instantaneous energy put into a weld
Â·Â Power WaveÂ® Manager â€“ controls the settings necessary for welding and procedure control
Â·Â Production Monitoringâ„˘ â€“ analyzes and manages welding operational data
Arc Tracker can be used to monitor code quality welding operations, especially applications requiring heat input records.