OEM Data Delivery Addresses Welding Industry Challenges with Amp Sensor

Product tracks true utilization, saving welding companies money and time

OEM Data Delivery has introduced a new Amp Sensor that works in conjunction with its Wireless Hour Meter (ST-575-HWI), empowering welding managers to track true utilization of electric-powered four-pack and six-pack multi-operator welders as well as traditional gas and diesel welders.

In the past, equipment managers could only measure engine runtime and estimate productivity. For gas and diesel powered welders, the Amp Sensor measures arc time, providing project managers with precise, actionable true utilization data.

The Amp Sensor captures true utilization data enabling managers to allocate electric multi-operator welders responsibly. Managers can see the percentage of utilization of every welder in each four or six pack, arranging them accordingly at the job site while also gauging operator productivity.

“Managers are using the information provided by the Amp Sensor to look at the big picture of their operations,” said OEM Data Delivery Project/Account Manager Mick Lauer. “The Amp Sensor allows for managers to troubleshoot why welding is not happening when it should be, prompting them to look at efficiency of outside factors related to materials, safety approvals and equipment delivery.”

For both engine-powered and electric-powered welders, true utilization data supplied by the Amp Sensor makes it possible to appropriately schedule preventative maintenance, monitor lifespan and protect resale value of equipment.

In addition, the Amp Sensor eliminates the need for paper data recording and weld-operator time cards, providing easy-to-access, real-time information through Equipchat and Mobile Equipchat. This process eliminates human error and saves significant time. Specialized reporting and tiered service options are also available.

All OEM Data Delivery products are designed to withstand the rugged demands of job sites.

“The Amp Sensor helps managers ensure that welding operations are as efficient as possible. With many companies charging by inch of weld for their services, receiving productivity data from the Amp Sensor is very advantageous in saving money, meeting deadlines and completing work efficiently,” said Lauer.

Data delivered by the Amp Sensor is invaluable to equipment and project managers in construction, mining, agriculture and energy industries where welding is in high demand.

About OEM Data Delivery

OEM Data Delivery, a division of OEM Controls, Inc., is a technology, design and manufacturing company specializing in rugged, custom and wireless data delivery and management systems for the off-highway market. OEM Data Delivery implements solutions for companies that are frustrated with their remote equipment monitoring; fuel spoilage; lost tax rebates; or expensive, untrustworthy data. We substantially improve our customers’ ability to track, capture and deliver key equipment data, while slashing their staff’s time spent on paperwork. OEM Controls, Inc. has provided rugged, customized electronics to the off-highway and construction industry for over 40 years.