Electrode force gauge for robotic resistance welding machines introduced

November 6, 2007

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques Ltd. (HFT) has introduced the KR1000 robot cell resistance welder electrode force gauge, designed to obtain correct weld parameters for standard and critical welds in automotive manufacturing. The gauges can be mounted in robotic cells used by car manufacturers and their Tier-1 and -2 suppliers to check weld gun electrode force automatically.

The force gauge head is intended to work only with robots that have Bosch welding controllers. It also is intended to be a direct plug-and-play replacement for other electronic force gauges.

This instrument is certified as Class III and calibrated to National Physical Laboratory Standards using traceable equipment with an accuracy rated as typically 0.5 percent or less of the 1,000-kg full scale. The NBT 1000 interface allows operators to attach the gauge to any robotic cell.