Power Source Integrations

SmoothTool comes with a list of plug-and-produce-ready power source integrations. Beside these, I/O and callback functions can be used to integrate with all other power sources.

See information on each of our integrated power source options in the tabs below. Remember, that even if your specific power source is not on the list, it can still be integrated with SmoothTool via digital I/O or callback functions. 

The benefit of the preconfigured options below is that they provide a high level of input and output options. This gives the user more granular control of the power source and its advanced options directly through the SmoothTool user interface. 

ABOUT

Kemppi is a leader in the design of arc welding components. They are dedicated to raising the quality and productivity of welding through the ongoing development of welding technology. Kemppi provides advanced products, digital solutions and services to professionals from welding companies in the industry as wells as to small businesses. Kemppi is a Finnish family owned company, founded in 1949 by Martti Kemppi. Kemppi designs and manufactures welding equitment to customers worldwide.

 

INTEGRATION

Supported Kemppi power sources:

  • A7
  • Kemppi X5 FastMig & MasterMig series

After completing the installation, you can add Weld Parameters nodes in the program tree in order to adjust the welding parameters automatically while the program is running. Tap the location in the tree where you want the robot to adjust the welding parameters and tap Weld Parameters to insert a new node. The new node will be assigned the name Kemppi. The node provides several Kemppi specific features in addition to manual control of the wire.

A7 integration

Kemppi weld parameters

WELD PARAMETERS

Wire feed speed:

Input: Actual wire feed speed averaged over the weld process.

Output: The desired wire feed speed.

Error code:

The error code can be interpreted by the power source manual.

Voltage:

Input: Actual welding voltage averaged over the welding process.

Output: The desired voltage offset or actual welding voltage see warning below.

Current:

Actual current averaged over the welding process.

Online control:

Defines the control of wire feed speed, voltage, and dynamic.

Memory chan.:

The desired welding memory channel.

Hot-start:

Hot-start can be activated using the checkbox.

Crater-fill:

Crater-fill can be activated using the checkbox.

Dynamic: 

The desired dynamic.

Kemppi I/O integration (X5 & MasterMig)

Kemppi i/o screenshot

WELD PARAMETERS

Memory Channel:

Select the memory channel to be applied once the robot reaches this node. It is possible to select one of the channels in the range 1 to 5.
This feature is not available on the X5 manual

Wait after arc on:

The time to wait after arc on signal has been sent to the power source. The robot will standstill with arc this time.

Wait before arc off:

The time to wait before sending the arc off signal keeping the robot still. This can be used for crater filling.

Wait after arc off:

The time to wait after sending the arc off signal. This will keep the robot at position to wait for e.g. post gas.

ABOUT

Fronius International GmbH is an Austrian photovoltaic manufacturer. Fronius is active in the fields of welding technology, photovoltaics, and battery charging technology. The company produces manual and automated products and complete systems for the welding industry.

 

INTEGRATION

Supported Fronius power sources:

  • Fronius TPSi series power sources
  • Fronius TransSteel series power sources
  • Compatible with The RI FB Inside/i Ethernet/IP interface from Fronius.

Once completing the installation, you can add Weld Parameters nodes in the program tree in order to adjust the welding parameters automatically while the program is running. Tap the location in the tree where you want the robot to adjust the welding parameters and tap Weld Parameters to insert a new node. The new node will be assigned the name Fronius. The node provides several Fronius-specific features in addition to manual control of the wire.

 

TPSi integration

Fronius weld parameters

 

WELD PARAMETERS

Wire feed speed:

After a weld parameter set has been applied, the resulting wire feed speed will be shown in this field.

Voltage:

After a weld parameter set has been applied, the resulting voltage will be shown in this field.

Current:

After a weld parameter set has been applied, the resulting current will be shown in this field.

Welding process:

After a weld parameter set has been applied, the resulting welding process will be shown in this field.

Weld data no:

When using job mode a Weld data number must be specified.

TransSteel integration

TransSteel integration

 

WELD PARAMETERS

Power source ready:

The current status of the power source.

Job:

The desired job can be selected from the list.

Override data:

The checkbox unlocks the wait values. If disabled the values remain unchanged.

Wait after arc on:

The time to wait after arc on signal has been sent to the power source. The robot will standstill with arc this time.

Wait before arc off:

The time to wait before sending the arc off signal keeping the robot still. This can be used for crater filling.

Wait after arc off:

The time to wait after sending the arc off signal this will keep the robot at position to wait for e.g. post gas.

Transfer settings (button):

Transfer the current settings to the power source. Can be used for test.

Reset error (button):

Sends a reset error signal to the power source.

ABOUT

ESAB is a Swedish industrial company which operates in welding and cutting technology. Company offers wide range of products and solutions for welding, cutting process and application.

 

INTEGRATION

Supported ESAB power sources:

  • Mig 4004i Pulse WeldCloud™
  • Mig 5000i Pulse WeldCloud™
  • Mig U5000i Pulse WeldCloud™
  • Compatible with Retrofit Anybus board

Once completing the installation, you can add Weld Parameters nodes in the program tree in order to adjust the welding parameters automatically while the program is running. Tap the location in the tree where you want the robot to adjust the welding parameters and tap Weld Parameters to insert a new node. The new node will be assigned the name ESAB. The node provides several ESAB specic features in addition to manual control of the wire.

 

ESAB weld parameters

 

WELD PARAMETERS

Weld data no:

Input: The actual weld data number on the power source.

Output: The desired weld datanumber.

Error code:

The error code can be interpreted by the power source manual.

Voltage:

Input: After a weld parameter set has been applied, the resulting voltage will be shown in this field

Output: The desired voltage offset.

Synergic voltage:

After a weld parameter set has been applied, the resulting voltage will be shown in this field.

Wire feed speed:

Input: After a weld parameter set has been applied, the resulting wire feed speed will be shown in this field.

Output: The desired wire feed speed. If the value is 0, the wire feed speed is left untouched.

ABOUT

Based in Germany, EWM is one of the global market leaders in the field of welding technology. Their goal is to be the first and the best in all things related to technology, quality, and customer benefits. 

With more than 400 sales and service partners worldwide and 800+ employees in the EWM Group, the company is a big player in the welding industry.

 

INTEGRATION

Supported EWM power sources via BUSINT X11 ETHERNET IP module:

  • Titan XQ
  • Phoenix XQ
  • Alpha Q
  • Phoenix
  • Taurus

Once completing the installation, you can add Weld Parameters nodes in the program tree in order to adjust the welding parameters automatically while the program is running. Tap the location in the tree where you want the robot to adjust the welding parameters and tap Weld Parameters to insert a new node. The new node will be assigned the name EWM. The node provides several EWM-specific features in addition to manual control of the wire.

 

EWM weld parameters

 

WELD PARAMETERS

Wire feed speed:

Input: After a weld parameter set has been applied, the resulting wire feed speed will be shown in this field.

Output: The desired wire feed speed. If the value is 0, the wire feed speed is left untouched.

Error code:

The error code can be interpreted by the power source manual.

Voltage:

Input: After a weld parameter set has been applied, the resulting voltage will be shown in this field

Output: The desired voltage offset.

Current:

After a weld parameter set has been applied, the resulting current will be shown in this field.

Pulse:

Pulse can be activated

Super Pulse:

Super Pulse can be activated.

Job:

The desired job.

Program:

The desired program.

Operation mode:

The desired operation mode.

Dynamic:

The desired dynamic.