This presentation provides practical guidance on how to increase the speed of resistance seam welding operations.  Most manufacturers don’t realize that they operate their resistance seam welding processes at much slower speeds than what is readily achievable.  Increasing the operating speed represents the most economical method of increasing production throughput and reducing the number of machines required to meet production demands.  Operations that have tried using conventional inverter MFDC controls with the expectation of increasing production throughput and improving weld quality, have often discovered that it decreased production throughput and reduced weld quality instead.  In typical industry standard arrangements, as machine speeds are increased, the inability to maintain optimum heat control, coupled with dynamic fluctuations in electrode force, velocity, and part conditions, limit the ability to produce consistent quality welds.  Learn about these sources of variation and how proper weld transformer selection coupled with adaptive control of the process is able to effectively compensate for these variations and achieve increased production throughput.

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