Kistler sensors for spot welding

Industrial Robot

ISSN: 0143-991x

Article publication date: 1 April 2000




(2000), "Kistler sensors for spot welding", Industrial Robot, Vol. 27 No. 2.



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Kistler sensors for spot welding

Kistler sensors for spot welding

Keywords: Kistler Instruments, Spot welding

A range of innovative quartz sensors for monitoring consistent high quality in spot welding applications is available from Kistler Instruments (see Plate 7).

The sensors are primarily designed for spot welding applications such as vehicle construction, though they can also be used in other resistance welding methods.

Plate 7Kistler sensors for spot welding

The sensors are used in monitoring the electrode force and the force profile during welding. This type of measurement requires several thousand amps, and quartz sensors are suitable because the results will not be influenced by electrical or magnetic fields.

The sensors can be fitted into the stationary spot welding machine directly into the force flux, i.e. in the tong, or in the machine bed for indirect measurement of the force.

For futher information please contact: Mr Chris Collins, Sales and Marketing Engineer. Tel: +44 (0) 1420 544477; Fax: +44 (0) 1420 544474; E-mail:; WWW:

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