Additional Operating Functions
Additional operating functions now allow the welder to select a variety of settings to enhance the welding operation. The operating functions also are displayed on the new display panel with a description of the function and ranges that are applicable to help the welder in selecting the best function for his job.
One of the new operating functions is the Intermittent Welding Mode. In this function, the welder can be set for an “ON” welding time and an “OFF” welding time. This allows the unit to be set up for intermittent welds being made on a tractor or side beam device. It can also be used in areas that have a bad joint fit-up.
Another function that brings efficiency is Function F38 that allows the welder to easily switch the power leads and weld in the DCEN mode. The high quality of OTC DAIHEN and Welbee power sources has been due in large part to our real-time monitoring of the power supplied to the arc and our ability to change that power prior to spatter creation. This new function makes it easier than ever before to monitor the polarity and voltage signals.
A Welding Guide with Data Tracking
Another new function is the on-screen welding guide. You select the weld joint, base material, weld size and the machine provides the suggested parameters for this application. The updated weld data recorder will automatically display up-to-date data on the welds upon completion of each weld. The updated data includes weld times, and machine “ON” times.
SMART-PULSE for Mild Steels
The Welbee II has updated welding software for high-speed welding of mild steel. This new SmartPulse technology decreases voltage, keeps spatter to a minimum while reducing undercut at the weld toes.
Special Mode for Low Silicon Solid Wires
Another advancement is a special mode for newer, low silicon solid wires. Low silicon wires have been developed for automotive underbody components to reduce the amount of slag spalling on powder-coated parts. However, the chemistry of these wires makes the arc characteristics with conventional programming poor at best. The updated Welbee software provides a stable arc with a good bead appearance and minimal spatter, even on zinc-coated materials.
New Software for More Stable Arc on Aluminum
Manufacturers who weld aluminum parts and products know welding heavy plate can be a challenge. The updated Welbee II includes software for 5000 series wire on heavy plate to provide a more stable arc, more constant current, good penetration and good bead profile on aluminum.