Intelligent Weld Planning
of the most exciting new functions released with the new version
SORPAS® 10 is the Intelligent Weld Planning for predicting the
Optimal Weld Schedule (weld current, force, weld and hold time).
According to the user-defined Weld Task Description (WTD) with information of the sheets, electrodes, type of welding machine,
and the desired weld quality, SORPAS® will automatically
optimize and find
the optimal weld current, force, weld time and hold time.
The splash (expulsion) limit is predicted.
Thereby the welding process window is predicted between the quality
required minimum weld nugget size and the splash (expulsion) limit.
The Weld Planning Report will be finally
produced with the WTD information of sheets, electrodes and
weld machine; the predicted optimal Weld Schedule Specifications
(WSS); the welding process window with optimal weld current, force,
weld time and hold time; and the Weld Quality Results obtained with
the optimal welding process parameters.
The SORPASŪ Weld Planning works in the following
- WTD - Weld Task Description
- User Preferences
- Run Weld Planning to predict Optimal Welding
- Weld Planning Report with WSS - Weld Schedule Specifications
1) WTD - Weld Task Description is
to define the weld task with specifications of sheets, electrodes,
type of welding machine, and desired weld quality, see the figure to
2) User Preferences is for user preferred planning strategy.
The weld current will always be optimized by SORPASŪ, but users have freedom to
choose their own preferred values for the weld force, weld time, or number of pulses
by giving a specific input value, or simply leaving the parameter at 0
to let SORPASŪ fully optimize.
3) Run Weld Planning. After
defining the Weld Task and selection of User Preferences, the Weld
Planning can be started by simply press the "Start" button. SORPASŪ
will then automatically run all the optimization procedures to first
determine the optimal weld force and weld time, then to predict the
welding process window and the splash (expulsion) limit, and finally
to optimize the weld current and the hold time.
4) Weld Planning Report with WSS - the
Optimal Weld Schedule Specifications is the results of the Weld Planning,
which includes the given WTD, the predicted optimal welding process parameters
(weld current, weld force, weld time and hold time) and the welding process window, as well as the weld quality results
predicted with the optimal welding process parameters.
During the Weld Planning, all simulations and
optimizations are done with only the same one data file, which
substantially reduces the computation time and the use of hard disk space
comparing to the generation of Weld Growth Curves and Weldability