Kemppi launches a new mobile application for its universal welding management software, WeldEye, on 4 March 2019. The application acts as a mobile user interface for the cloud-based software and offers a new set of Industry 4.0 tools for welding professionals to manage welding quality, production processes, and productivity in a more efficient way.
The connection between the WeldEye app and welding equipment* is established with a digital connectivity module that collects welding data and enables a wireless data transfer via Bluetooth. The app then uploads the data into the WeldEye cloud service via Wi-Fi, or mobile network which is especially helpful when welding in areas where Wi-Fi is not available.
The app can also be used only for browsing welding procedure specifications. “The welders can easily access their company’s WPS library with their mobile phones. They can also receive digital work orders, report work progress, and get feedback on their welds, including heat input values when welding data is collected,” Vesa Tiilikka, Kemppi’s Product Manager, Software describes.
“Paperless production becomes a reality with WeldEye. The new digital work order functionality, WPS accessibility on the go, and WeldEye’s real-time integration APIs to companies’ ERP/MES systems bring Industry 4.0 closer to our customers,” Juhana Enqvist, Kemppi’s CDO says.
Significant cost savings
The collection of digital welding data and verification against digitally stored WPSs has many benefits. Real-time quality control decreases costs and improves productivity, as any quality deviations can be identified and fixed without delay. Early intervention on any welding deviations can bring significant cost savings. In addition, companies with global manufacturing and supplies can be sure that they meet the requirements of different welding standards and global sales.
“Digital solutions are constantly gaining ground in the welding industry because of their huge potential. Nobody wants poor welding quality, and only by monitoring compliance with welding standards can we be sure that the welds around us are risk-free and of high quality. WeldEye provides an easy way of doing just that – now also with your mobile phone,” Tiilikka says.
The WeldEye app is available for download free of charge on mobile devices with Android 6.0 or above from Google Play. Its use requires an active Kemppi WeldEye account.
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*Compatible with Kemppi FastMig product family, or any other welding equipment model or brand with adapters.