Documenting the robotic welding process is becoming more important for quality assurance and product liability purposes. EWM AG’s (Mündersbach, Germany) ewm Xnet welding quality management system documents, analyzes, and communicates everything related to a component throughout its entire production process, from work preparation to final costing, in real time to improve quality and provide a complete record.
In addition to welding procedure specifications (WPS) and welder performance qualification (WPQ), the web-based program logs current, voltage, wire feed speed, and gas flow rate. Order numbers, assemblies, batches, serial numbers, etc., are entered using a scanner and assigned to the welding process. Because ewm Xnet works in an open SQL database, various systems are able to read and write data for the purpose of digitization.
Compatible with all operating systems, the program is installed on a manufacturer’s server to be accessed via PC, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Both EWM power sources and welding machines from any manufacturer can be integrated into the network.
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