Mercedes Approves Elektron Spot Welder
April 8, 2014—Elektron announced on Monday that its MULTISPOT MI-100control T resistance spot welder has been approved for use on Mercedes-Benz vehicles.
The MI-100control T is designed for work on modern high-strength steels like Boron, USIBOR, TRIP, TWIP and XIP. It features Elektron’s new TrueAutoMode™ system, which automates the welding process to virtually eliminate operator input. TrueAutoMode automatically detects which electrodes and arms are being used, instead of relying on an operator to enter the information manually. TrueAutoMode measures weld resistance approximately 1,000 times per second and automatically adjusts current level, weld time and clamp pressure as needed for changes in material composition and thickness or interference factors. TrueAutoMode provides instant feedback to the technician if there’s a bad weld and can log every weld.
“With the MI-100control T, technicians know they are getting a good weld, even with varying surface conditions,” says Bob Holland, director of collision in North and South America for Elektron parent company Vehicle Service Group (VSG). “TrueAutoMode ensures uniform weld quality from start to finish, so a vehicle can be returned to manufacturer specifications. That’s why OEMs like Mercedes-Benz approve it for use on their vehicles. In fact, more OEMs worldwide have tested and approved Elektron welders than any other brand. That means our customers know Elektron equipment has been proven to work as expected.”
The MULTISPOT MI-100control T features the industry’s lightest transformer pliers and longest lightweight cables, designed to allow technicians to work on hard-to-reach areas. The welder has an electrode squeeze pressure of more than 900 psi for forging strong welds.
A video demonstration of the tool is available online.