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Tailoring welding process with new intelligent software

International welding equipment manufacturer, Kemppi has launched a family of revolutionary software based welding products for use with its FastMig and KempArc welding machines.

Called the Wise Solutions, the smart welding software allows the welding process to be tailored to the work at hand. The software customises the welding equipment to help the user achieve a level of quality that otherwise would be unattainable with the standard Mig/Mag welding process.

The tailored welding processes and functions are used for root pass work, sheet metal welding, penetration control and focused arcs, where energy density is concentrated into a narrow area.

Developed over several years, the Wise Solutions software enables comprehensive control of the properties of the welding arc as well as the features of the machine. The software adjusts the arc’s properties to turn the equipment into a customised machine for specific welding work.

According to Kemppi Australia managing director, David Green, Wise Solutions software provides the user with numerous benefits.

“Apart from improving the quality of the welding, Wise Solutions software helps users reduce welding time, the need for rework and therefore, costs. With Wise Solutions, welding performance and productivity are assured,” Green said.

Tried and tested, the proven software is very easy to employ and perfect for use in the petrochemical, oil and gas industries, ship building as well as in the automotive and transport sector. The software can be loaded onto new Kemppi welding equipment prior to delivery or added later.

The family of Wise Solutions software includes WiseRoot, WiseThin, WisePenetration and WiseFusion. Highly reliable, each technology has been specifically developed for a different welding task and maximum performance.

The company says WiseRoot is an efficient and uniquely tailored short arc process and has been designed for manual and automated root pass welding for steel and stainless steel. WiseRoot allows wide root gap tolerance while eliminating the need for backing rings or ceramics. It produces high quality root welds and is three times faster in root closure than TIG welding.

WiseThin is a tailored cold arc process for manual and automated thin sheet welding and brazing. Typical applications for WiseThin include quality light plate fabrication in ferrous and non-ferrous materials including automotive manufacturing.

WiseThin reportedly reduces spatter with all materials and post weld material distortion. It also provides excellent weld pool control with varying joint geometry and fit up. Fast and efficient, it reduces the need for weld rework. 

WisePenetration delivers consistent power to the weld pool regardless of changes in welding gun orientation or distance between the welding gun and work piece. The process is suitable for manual and automated synergic MIG/MAG welding, especially when welds are difficult to reach.

WiseFusion creates and maintains an optimal short circuit characteristic in pulsed MIG/MAG and spray-arc welding applications. Keeping the arc length optimally short for manual and automated welding, WiseFusion ensures consistent weld quality in all positions, and once set, eliminates the need for regular parameter adjustments.

“The family of Wise Solutions software empowers the welder like never before. It allows the user to weld easier, quicker and with quality results,” Green said

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