Kemppi Australia’s Arc System 3 welding management system

Australian welding equipment supplier, Kemppi Australia, launched its Arc System 3 welding management system, in front of representatives from 25 major companies involved in welding operations supporting major projects, at the Polytechnic West in Perth.

Attendees from project management, offshore fabrication, oil and gas, and the construction and mining sectors, with an interest in welding quality control and management gathered for the launch.

Using a whole suite of software based solutions, the Arc System 3 has been specifically developed by Kemppi to improve welding quality management, operational productivity and reduce cost and risk. The system offers a choice of Arc modules that work seamlessly together to capture 'big data' welding information.

This information allows users to more effectively monitor, control and manage the quality and efficiency of their welding operations. ARC System 3 applies to a multi machine and even multi-site operation, managed from a single central welding co-ordination point.

The system traces every weld, records welder qualifications, welding procedure specifications (WPS), all materials and operational welding parameters. Once welding parameters are set, any deviations by the welder are identified in real-time and can be altered to eliminate the need for rework.

As Kemppi Australia's Managing Director, Mr David Green, explained, "Arc System 3 automatically collects and analyses big data information for you so that you know at a glance how the welding operation is proceeding and if any adjustments need to be made, saving time and money.

"Plus, it can collate welding documentation automatically to significantly reduce the time and cost associated with post welding administration.

"In essence, Arc System 3 is an invaluable toolbox of solutions that support welding operations to become significantly more efficient and productive, save time and money, and minimise risk."

The modular nature of the System means it can be tailored to each organisation's specific requirements. The System's flexibility ensures features such as NDT, welder maintenance and power source calibration/validation scheduling can be built-in as required.

It also fully supports the operation of a formal welding quality management system, such as IS0/AS 3834-2, which has been a major market driver behind the development of the ARC Q system, particularly within Europe.

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