WDL III  
Weld Data Logger  
   
The WDL III™ is the lightweight portable tool that will enable you to establish and maintain qualified welding procedures. Welding parameter data can be dumped to an external printer for hard copy printout and fault analysis or to a compatible personal computer using ArcTrack II™ software for data storage and analysis.  
 
 
  • Description
  • Features
  • Benefits
  • Parameter Monitored/Logged
  • Modes of Operation
  • Software
 

The Weld Data Logger represents leading edge technology in arc welding data collection and logging. The micro-controller based weld data acquisition system provides a means of measuring and documenting all basic welding parameters when used with external serial printer or PC.

The WDL III can store uo to 4000 weld summeries in non-volatile memory. Additionally the WDL III has the unique ability to calculate heat input using the optional travel speed transducer, a user specified Travel Speed or the actual weld length and accumulated arc time. An Ethernet port is available for remote data collection and  stored weld summary data upload.

There are two different Systems Configurations for the WDL III.

Ethernet System - P/N: A0A0171-ETH
(Enclosure contains built-in auto-sensing 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port)

USB System  - P/N: A0A0171-USB
(Enclosure contains built-in USB port)

 

Data is stored with a Date/Time stamp, Station ID and a sequential weld count number

Graphic 256x64 pixel display
Compact NEMA 12 rated enclosure
Internal Non-Volatile memory to store up to 4,000 welds summaries
Ability to send data to external printer for hard copy with software selectable print format for 80 or 40 column printers
Configurable for English or Metric units
Ethernet port for remote data uploads using Modbus TCP/IP protocol or USB port for PC serial communications with Modbus RTU protocol
 
Chance of error in recording data eliminated
Easily transportable between plants or shop locations (ideal for inspectors)
Instantaneous viewing of current welding conditions (ideal for inspectors)
Permits extended data logging without need for printer at location (ideal for inspectors and welding engineers)
Ability to collect and display run time welding data using PC and optional ArcTrack II software
Ability to generate printed hard copy at job site or back at office location ideal for inspectors)
   

 

 
Elapsed Time
Voltage
Current
Wire Feed Speed
Travel Speed
Temperature
Heat Input (Calculated based on optional travel speed sensor or default travel speed specified by user.)
Shielding Gas Flow

 

 
Data Logging: Welding parameter data can be dumped to an external printer for hard copy printout and fault analysis or to a PC using ArcTrack II software for data storage and analysis.
Mean and standard deviation for each parameter
Graphic analysis for single and multiple weld data files
   
 

The optional ArcTrack II program is designed to use the various CWT Weld data sensors and provides advance data logging function. It is designed to provide a simple GUI interface for weld data logging for manual weld procedure development and documentation. It provides a Sweep chart option to graphically monitor and collect welding data from remote CWT Sensors. It provides both run time and summary data files that can be directly imported into Microsoft Excel for further evaluation. This program can be used with the following CWT sensors; Micro ADM, Intella-DART, WireTrak, Smart Sensor, GFM and the WDL III.

The sensor provides fault testing of the basic welding parameters (i.e. Volts, Amps, Wire Speed, Gas Pressure and Arc Time). It incorporates an advanced testing algorithm that provides three levels of fault testing. The sensor provides in-process parameter limit testing, Arc Density (AAD) for each weld in a Part and an ADD, Weld Count and Volume Applied test for each Part. The sensor also features a Part Learn Mode that allows the sensor to establish statistical control limits based on actual production parts. The ArcTrack II™ program allows the user to upload run time weld data and stored SPC weld summary data.

 
 
 
System Configurations

 

 

 

  • WDL III Ethernet System
  • WDL III USB System
 
WDL III Ethernet System
P/N: A0A0171-ETH
 
System Includes:
WDL III Enclosure with built-in auto-sensing 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port
Current Sensor woth 6 meter cable
Voltage Sensor with 6 meter cable
 
WDL III USB System
P/N: A0A0171-USB
 
System Includes:
WDL III Enclosure with built-in USB port
Current Sensor with 6 meter cable
Voltage Sensor with 6 meter cable
 
 
 
System Options

 

 

 

  • Wire Speed Sensor
  • Travel Speed Sensor
  • Gas Flow Monitor
  • Temperature Sensor
  • Printer
  • Software
 
Wire Speed Sensor Kits
Up to 1/16” Diameter Wire - P/N: A0A0179
1/16” to 3/16" Diameter Wire - P/N: A0A0180
 
Kits includes sensor and 6 meter cable
 
10-1000 IPM (4.2 - 423mm/s) +/- 3%,
1 IPM (0.4mm/s) Resolution
 
Travel Speed Sensor Kit
P/N: A0A0182
 
Kit includes sensor, bracket and 6 meter cable
 
1-100 IPM (0.42 - 42mm/s) +/- 3%,
0.1 IPM (0.04mm/s) Resolution
 
Gas Flow Monitor Kit
P/N: A0A0183
 
Kit includes monitor, bracket, fittings and 6 meter cable
 
5-255 SCFH (2-120 LPM) +/- 2% of full scale +/- 1 digit,
1 SCFH (1 LPM) Resolution,
50 PSIA (344 KPA) Maximum Operation Pressure
 
Thermocouple "K" Sensor Kit - P/N: A0A0184
Thermocouple "J" Sensor Kit - P/N: A0A0185
Thermocouple "T" Sensor Kit - P/N: A0A0186
Infrared Sensor Kit - P/N: A0A0187
0 – 1000°F (-18° - 538°C)
 
Kits includes sensor and 6 meter cable
 
Serial Printer Kit
P/N: A0A0188
 
Kit includes printer and cable
 
 
ArcTrack II Software
P/N: A5Z0051
 
It provides weld data collection routines that allow the user to collect run-time weld data and store this data for future analysis. The program also provides a Graphical and statistical program to display and analysis stored weld data files. The ArcTrack II™ program is designed for use with Windows® XP Service Pack 2 or later platforms.
 
 
 
Product Specifications

 

 

 

  • Sensor Limits
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
 
Arc Voltage 0-80 Volts DC +/- 1%, 0.1 Volt Resolution
Arc Current 0-1000 Amps DC +/- 1%, 1 Amp Resolution
Travel Speed 1-100 IPM (0.42 - 42mm/s) +/- 3%,
0.1 IPM (0.04mm/s) Resolution
Wire Speed 10-1000 IPM (4.2 - 423mm/s) +/- 3%,
1 IPM (0.4mm/s) Resolution
Gas Flow 5-255 SCFH (2-120 LPM) +/- 2% of full scale +/- 1 digit,
1 SCFH (1 LPM) Resolution,
50 PSIA (344 KPA) Maximum Operation Pressure
Temperature Range, Resolution and Accuracy Depend on Sensor Used. Consult Factory for Options.
 
Dimensions 7.50" W x 4.50" L x 2.50" L (51 mm X 165mm X 280mm)
Weight 4 lbs. (1.8kg)
 
Power Requirements 12 - 32 vdc @ 0.5 amps
Communications Ethernet or USB, and Serial Printer Interface
 
 
 
 
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