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Book Title: "Manual and Robots"
MIG Weld Process Controls".

Purchase this Robotic and Manual MIG Welding Process Control Book

This unique "self teaching" MIG weld process control book shows you how to establish both manual and robot weld process controls. This book is available in both English and Spanish.

Written by Ed Craig. (170 pages).

This is the world's most unique robot and manual, self teaching, MIG weld process control training book. With a few hours reading, this book will show you how to simplify setting any manual or robot MIG steel or stainless weld.
This is the MIG weld data you need to consistently attain optimum MIG weld quality and productivity. For process optimization, this unique book presents Ed's easy to remember Weld Clock Method and provides the solutions necessary to optimize both manual / robot weld quality and production efficiency. The robot data optimizes weld production, eliminates the weld causes of robot down time, and greatly reduces weld defects.


Ed, I purchased your self teaching robot weld process control training materials a few months ago and I have revised the robot tube welding parameters with great success. Thanks to you both the weld quality and production on our automotive exhaust pipes & mufflers were greatly improved.

Best regards,
D. Juhan

Hundreds of companies in twelve different countries, use Ed's self teaching weld process control training materials. Two of the largest North American robot integrators, Prodomax and Genisis provided their weld robot engineers and technicians with Ed's unique MIG process control training resources.

With billion dollars in annual sales Tenneco, Magna and Dana have found robot weld success using Ed's materials. When Magna decided it wanted to establish a North American robot MIG Weld Best Practices and Process Control training program, Magna assessed what training resources were available in North America and selected Ed's unique Robot Process Control Work Shop and training books for it's US training.

When a General Dynamics, USA, Army Ordinance Division, wanted to optimize the manual MIG weld quality in one of it's major bomb making facilities, they provided their employees with Ed's Process Control Training Program and resources.


One simple way to eliminate weld personnel from "playing around" with the manual or robot welding controls is provide them with this book, Ed's video and the robot process control training CD program. In a few hours with these unique training resources and your weld decision makers will know how to;

[a] Attain the highest manual weld deposition rates or the fastest robot weld travel speeds without jeopardizing the weld fusion potential.

[b] Reduce weld spatter and weld smoke to minuscule levels.

[c] Eliminate robot weld burn through on thin gage parts and parts with gaps.

[d] Eliminate robot arc start / arc end problems,

[e] Eliminate contact tip issues and wire burn backs etc.

[f] Provide the best weld data and techniques for welding thin gage and thick parts.

[g] Know when to utilize short circuit, spray or pulsed.

[h] In a few minutes, optimize manual or robot short circuit, globular, spray or pulsed parameters.

[i] Know which wire and gas consumables are most effective on any application, (not the data provided by salesmen).

[j] Know how to set an effective "Weld Process Control Program" for either manual or robot weld productivity and quality consistency.

Ed set the robot welds for Volvo Cabs, Corvette, Harley and Ford 150 truck frames.



Fundamental Spray Question.
You will be robot welding 10 to 12 gage carbon steel or stainless parts using short circuit transfer. The weld size is a 4-5mm fillet. The weld wire is 0.035 (1mm) E70S-3 and the wire feed rate is 280 inch/min. The weld travel rate is 30 inch/min. You find the weld parameters are too cold, you want to attain better weld fusion and speed up the robot process. In the robot pendant You decide to set the "low end" of MIG Spray Transfer weld parameters for the fillet weld.

[] What is the optimum "low end wire feed and voltage" setting for that spray transfer weld with that 0.035 wire?

[] How will the deposition rate you set for the spray weld, be different from the short circuit deposition rate and what will those deposition rates be?

As the deposition rates influence the robot weld travel rate, what change will you make to the robot weld travel rate?

Fundamental Pulsed Question.
You are pulsed welding and there is weld spatter on the part. You adjust the "trim voltage" (arc length), nothing happens.

[] What other pulsed parameter change will rectify the arc length situation?



Are you fed up trying to put out the weld fires?

Would you like to leave work at 5 PM and put those robot weld issues behind you?

Why not have all your weld personnel, robot programmers, operators, supervisors, engineers designers and QA personnel, read and answer the 170 process control questions found in this book. With a few hours of reading, your weld decision makers will become an effective process control team, a team which for the first time will all walk down the same process control welding path. A team with the MIG weld process expertise necessary to provide consistent, optimum weld quality and productivity on any manual or robot carbon steel / stainless application.

I highly recommend you utilize this book with my easy to use, robot MIG / MAG Process Control, training CD, along with the DVD, as listed in the training resource section.




Ed. I am a welding engineer working in the UK. I recently discovered your excellent web site and process control training resources. I just wanted to drop you a line to express my thanks for the excellent information

Yours Sincerely. Richard Powell.



Ed. I wanted you to know I have just announced that I am leaving my company. I am going to work for a robot weld integrator. I will be the head of the welding applications department and will be specifying process, wire, training, techniques, etc. I am very very excited about this opportunity to learn more about welding and to help others to see the light. I hope that we can stay in contact as the years go on. Most importantly, I just want to thank you for the great information, books and your welding passion that you passed on to me. They are what got me started in the quest for more real world weld knowledge. In my new position I will be able to do this full-time and could not ask for a better position at this point in my career.

Warmest Regards.
Jeff Winter.

E-mail July 06:

Jan 2007: Ed I wanted to send update about that E-Town plant that you visited a few years ago: As you know on your first visit to this plant, our robot lines were producing less than 40 truck frames per-hour and the majority required extensive weld rework. Thanks to your weld process control / best weld practices recommendations the results from our employees are today staggering. Yesterday this plant hit very close to a record of 76 frames jobs per hour. We daily attain our average goal of one frame per-minute. We had two recent weld audits. One weld audit had a total of two failures, and the 2nd weld audit was the first 100% pass weld audit in the history of the F-150 line.

Many thanks R Good!
A Grateful Employee
Dana Corporation.

March 2007: Update from Ryan. Hey Ed:
Just thought I would drop you a line and let you know that in the beginning of April we will be working on switching over the 5th Dana plant to your process recommendations of an 0.040 wire and the traditional spray mode instead of the 0.052 wire and Rapid Arc (Lincoln's recommended pulse MIG program). Thanks again Ryan.

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