WeldCloud Notes PQR/WPS document management software – ESAB Welding & Cutting Products’ (Annapolis Junction, MD) latest addition its ESAB Digital Solutions suite of online management tools – helps companies better perform four essential tasks:
- Maintain quality and compliance while managing PQR (procedure qualification records) and WPS (welding procedure specifications) documents in one place
- Efficiently review all of its PQR, WPS and WPQ (weld procedure qualifications) information with a quick and easy search feature (see video below)
- Generate a PQR or WPQ with all essential variables
- Prevent missing a qualification expiration date or wasting time and money on requalifying welders
WeldCloud Notes provides full compliance to construction codes (ASME VIII, ASME B31.3, EN 1090), welding standards (ASME IX, ISO 15614-1, ISO 9606, AWS D.11) and welding quality standards (EN 3834). With it, fabricators can to track the productivity of individual welding systems and welders, register weld seam data and manage the calibration records for an entire fleet of welding machines.
“WeldCloud Notes helps companies increase productivity, reduce costs, avoid liabilities and improve quality assurance during project execution,” says Ludvig Enlund, general manager, Digital Solutions, ESAB. “This online software tool enables every relevant person on a project to access information, search for the correct qualifications, create welding procedures, introduce welding records, keep track of production and print reports for all the activity completed.”
ESAB created WeldCloud Notes when it acquired WeldNote, a Lisbon, Portugal-based welding software business founded by brothers Tiago Pereira, a welding engineer, and Pedro Pereira, a software engineer. Tiago is now an ESAB product manager focusing on WeldCloud Notes and Pedro is its lead software developer. Both continue to live and work in Portugal, remain as customer contacts and provide technical support.
“Our vision was to reduce the burden of time-consuming administrative tasks and eliminate sources of human error,” says Tiago Pereira. “We chose ESAB to acquire us because their vision with ESAB Digital Solutions perfectly aligned with ours.”
Two Core User Groups
QA/QC managers can check production status in all shops, identify production bottlenecks, reduce repair rates by removing weak procedures and target underperforming welders for more training or re-assignment. Meanwhile, welding engineers can use WeldCloud Notes to analyze and compare project requirements with their company’s PQRs, WPS or welder qualifications. Engineers can also search company records by base material or filler metals (and more). The PQR and WPQ generator software lets them create procedures based on qualifications, introduce essential variables, calculate approval ranges and generate a PDF with all information.
“WeldCloud Notes provides managers and engineers with a multitude of functions that eliminate tedious manual tasks and sources of human error,” says Pereira. “We continue to add new features, such as the ability to generate joint diagrams from scratch.”
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