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    Any welder worth its salt in a specialised production environment welding to code will have the ability to lock out or at least limit parameters available to the operator.
    Some are even going to LAN based data logging to assist welding supervisors with ensuring that metrics are being met within these available parameters.

    The days of 2-dial Timmy who only uses 1 setting for whatever he is welding and won't be told otherwise, are numbered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Commander_Keen View Post
    Any welder worth its salt in a specialised production environment welding to code will have the ability to lock out or at least limit parameters available to the operator.
    Some are even going to LAN based data logging to assist welding supervisors with ensuring that metrics are being met within these available parameters.

    The days of 2-dial Timmy who only uses 1 setting for whatever he is welding and won't be told otherwise, are numbered.
    The newer technology certainly goes some way to mitigating the effects of operators that cannot or will not adhere to a procedure sheet. Unfortunately we do not yet have the technology to adjust attitudes, so these same souls will find other areas to spread their superior knowledge and derail the job.
    And they wonder why robots seem such an attractive option?

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    Unfortunately we do not yet have the technology to adjust attitudes,
    We do, it's called DCB, (Don't Come Back), as the Apprentice who had a REAL attitude problem found out. We wire buff the welds prior to cold galving, he'd run the wire brush up and down a couple of strokes, welds in tight places and overheads didn't get done, poor appearance welds, wouldn't grind them back to redo, he'd weld from the outside to the centre, and then from the other side to the centre, leaving a poor looking weld and if you said something to him, watch out. He's been welding 4 years, and that's how he does it, it was good enough at his previous work place, so why wasn't it good enough now. Where he used to work built trailers also, but were painted and the paint hid the crap work.

    We've a 220 amp CIG three in one welder at work, and I'm befuddled when it comes to setting it up. I know I'm old but this new technology is getting beyond me.
    I remember welding Cyanide pots, 1" thick material, 6" fillets, it was a Ranby welder that I was using, with rods as thick as my thumb, and the choke sat about a metre and a half away from it. It ran for several days like that. Them was the days.
    Kryn
    To grow old is mandatory, growing up is optional.

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