Resistance Welding technology has slowly evolved over the years. I think everyone would agree that this arena isn’t the most fast-paced or innovative, but I would be remiss to omit some significant technological advancements over the years that have shaped the industry.
Take for instance adaptive control systems. The promise was to reduce variability by “adapting” current based on the requirements of each weld rather than applying the same amount of heat to each weld and hoping for the best. But as adaptive technologies came to market, it seemed like each Control manufacturer claimed the same feature set leaving buyers struggling to understand the differences between these confusingly similar — even apparently identical — resistance welding control systems.
It’s easy to understand why, but there are real and important differences that separate one from another. And as a resistance welding engineer, it’s crucial for you to know what those differences mean in order to make the best system choice for your specific needs and requirements. Here we take a deep dive into these adaptive control systems so that you can sort through all of them with an educated eye.