Lincoln Electric says new features added to its Production Monitoring 2 software platform enhance users’ ability to remotely monitor and review critical weld data in real-time from anywhere in the world. These include browser-based monitoring, which enables logging in from anywhere; intuitive graphic views and improved data drilldown manipulation, which enable faster access to information; and immediate upload of all data from the company’s Power Wave power sources. Additionally, data is now stored on the machine’s Ethernet board until it us uploaded to the server database, reducing the risk of missing information.
The software is designed to help engineers and executives ensure that welding systems are working properly and that problems are quickly identified and addressed. It works with any networked Power Wave power source and is available for free to Power Wave owners. In addition to monitoring weld data, the software allows storing and sharing files, monitoring production tasks, setting weld limits and tolerances and tracking welding consumable inventory. Users can also e-mail logged welding machine faults and remotely perform diagnostic troubleshooting.