Control Units


APC Control Unit

The Advanced Programming Control (APC) Unit features advanced engineering that makes it rugged and easy to set up, interface, operate and service. Microprocessor-based controls allow the operator to preprogram up to 19 independent weld jobs and to switch easily between them. This process is described in detail on the  APC Specifications Page. Seam Tracker Systems are fully compatible with all Cyclomatic Equipment.

 

  APC Control Unit

Advanced Programming Control

This option can be purchased pre-built into the system or as an easy-to-install add-in to the standard controller. With APC, the Seam Tracking Sensor will automatically find the weld joint and control the entire weld cycle for position-based or time-based welding.

Specifications

  • 15 x 13 x 5 3/4, Net Weight 27 lbs.
  • 115 or 230 V 50/60 Hz
  • Compatible with all Arc Products cross slides, as well as the Cyclomatic cross slides.
  • 26.9 lbs.
  • Capability for 19 completely independent and programmable weld sequences
  • Digital display
  • Timed welding
  • Timed overlap sequence
  • Timed final weld sequence
  • Torch retract distance
  • Multi-system synchronization
  • Remote inputs and outputs, controlling auxiliary equipment
  • Automatic end-of-weld cutoff
  • Vertical and horizontal delays
  • Tack cutoff
  • Z-search


 

Advanced Programming Control

 

 

 

Tack Cut Off Mode

End of Weld Mode Timed Mode
Tack Cut-Off Mode
Disables automatic tracking when the sensor encounters a tack weld bead. Automatic tracking is re-enabled once the sensor drops off of the tack weld bead.
End-of Weld Mode
Sensor drops off end of part and goes into overlap to compensate for distance (x) to complete the weld.
Timed Mode
Sensor times out at preset distance (y) to complete desired length of weld.

 

Standard Control Unit

The Seam Tracker Standard Control Unit is the more affordable solution when the advanced features of the APC Control are not needed for your application. The Standard Unit has joystick control in manual mode and full seam tracking ability in automatic mode. Should your requirements change this unit can easily be upgraded with an APC Option Kit.

Specifications

  • 15 x 13 x 5 3/4, Net Weight 27 lbs.
  • 115 or 230 V 50/60 Hz
  • Compatible with all Arc Products cross slides, as well as the Cyclomatic cross slides.
  • 26.9 lbs.


APC Faceplate