DeltaPoint tip-loss monitors with DeviceNet interface are designed for protecting critical welds and helping ensure quality in resistance welding robotic applications. DeltaPoint monitors sense tip-loss in resistance welding cells by comparing total inflow and outflow of cooling water to the cell. DeviceNet outputs are a standard feature of the DeltaPoint units, which monitor flow and temperature, provide flow comparisons and detect leaks in multiple weld devices. The monitors can provide sensitive tip-loss detection in welding guns, robotic work cells or non-robotic hard tooling. One unit can monitor up to 13 welding tips. The monitors are equipped with vortex-shedding flowmeters that require minimal maintenance and have no moving parts. The flowmeters are bench-calibrated to minimize possibility of nuisance tripping. The monitors feature remote shutoff and restart and are programmable for leak-rate alarm, time delay, restart delay, temperature fault level, flow okay and minimum flow indication.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey