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Production Monitoring™ 2.1
User Manual

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This action displays information on the database utilization.

 Oldest Weld: This displays the date and time of the oldest weld record in the database.
 Weld Capacity: This displays how much of the weld history database is being utilized.
 Weld Capacity Usage: This shows the percent of the weld history database that is being utilized
 Oldest Event: This displays the date and time of the oldest event record in the database.
 Event Capacity: This displays how much of the event history database is being utilized.
 Event Capacity Usage: This shows the percent of the event history database that is being utilized

5.3.2 Production Tab

The available reports that are shown on the Production tab depends on whether a single welder is selected in the
Asset tree or a group of welders are selected. When a group of welders are selected, the Production tab will show
the following reports -

When a single welder is selected, then the Production tab will show -

The Production tab enables the user to select reports which can be run over a range of dates. The data points for the
reports in this tab will be groups of data which are averaged out either by hour, shift, day, week, month, quarter, or
year. The data can be further filtered by the shift and weld profile number. There are seven different reports that can
be run from this Topic: Grid, Weld Profiles, WeldScore, Current/Voltage, Wire Feed Speed/Deposition, True
Energy/Duration, and Duration/Count.

A report can be run against an individual welder or against one a groups of welders. Use the asset tree to select what
welders are include in the report. See section for more information on selecting welders for reports from the
asset tree. Grid Report

This produces a tabular text listing that summarizes the data, like what is shown below.

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 Period: This lists the time period that this group of data was averaged out over. Clicking on an item in the
period field will cause a Weld Listing, Grid Report, to run for the selected item.

 Welds: This is the number of welds that were made in the given time period.
 Welds Out of Limit: This list the actual number of welds that were out of limit and what percent of the

total as well.
 Total Arc Time: This displays the total number of hours that was spent in the welding state in the selected

time period.
 WeldScore: This displays the average WeldScore for the given time period.
 Avg. Current: This displays the average current for the given time period.
 Avg. Voltage: This displays the average voltage for the given time period.
 Avg. WFS: This displays the average Wire Feed Speed for the given time period.
 Avg. True Energy: This displays the average True Energy for the given time period. Weld Profiles Report

The top half of the report is a graphical display of the number of welds that were made and the number that were out
of limit based on the weld profile. The bottom half is a tabular text listing that summarizes the data and further
breaks down the welds that were out of limit into what caused it to be out of limit.

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After all sections in this document has been completed, the Lincoln PM 2.1 software can be installed.

7 Glossary

Action Actions are intended to describe and/or filter data related to the selected Topic. For Production Monitoring™
2, actions will usually select some type of report.

ArcLink This is a communications protocol developed by Lincoln Electric for use in a welding system. This
protocol takes into account specific needs of a welding system and the interaction of the multiple components that
make up the network to greatly improve reliability and robustness.

Asset A physical or logical grouping of items. In a manufacturing facility, this could be a single welder, station, or
line within the plant.

Board Serial Number Each component in an ArcLink system has a unique number that allows it to be identified
from the other components. In Lincoln Electric systems, this is used to verify what component is being referenced
in software.

Criteria: A user supplied piece of information used to sort or filter the data returned to an Action or Panel

DeviceNet A standard industrial networking protocol usually used by a PLC to control networked devices in a
Master/Slave relationship.

DNS Domain Name Service used for translating host names to an IP address so that networked equipment can be
given an alphanumeric name instead of a number. See Host Name for an example of what a DNS server does.

Email Electronic Mail, an electronic message that is transferred over a communications network, or the Internet.

Host Name Alphanumeric name that is used to represent networked equipment at a specific IP address. An
example would be instead of

HTML Hyper Text Markup Language, the document format used for web pages on the Internet.

IP address A number that identifies a device on the network. This number is a 32-bit numeric address written as
four octets separated by periods also referred to as “dots.” The numbers range from zero to 255. An example would

Latched Alarm Prevents the Power Wave® from making another weld until the alarm has been acknowledged.
This setting can be utilized for verifying a welding setup before making another weld.

Module Number The Power Wave® consists of modules that communicate with each other to create a welding
system. The module number is the name given to each one of these devices.

Octet A number ranging from zero to 255 used in IP addresses.

PLC Programmable Logic Controller; a specialized device used in the control of industrial processes.

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Port In a specific network such as a TCP or a UDP network, a port is an endpoint to a logical connection. The port
number defines what type of information will be transmitted. An example would be port 80 for HTML data or port
25 for email data.

Power Wave® Name A name given to a Power Wave® for easy reference of where the machine is located and/or
what the machine welds together.

Production Report Summary of Weld History that shows all Weld Profiles and their totals. The report also
includes the total time the Power Wave® has welded during the given shift, and the amount of wire left in the wire

Rejected Weld A weld that was either not consistent enough or long enough to apply statistical equations to
generate reasonable limit information.

Robotic Feeder I/O The PF10R feed head comes with an External I/O Connector that can be reconfigured through
Production Monitoring™ to reroute the I/O from its normal operation to be utilized as a Weld Profile Selection.

Shift Times A Production Monitoring™ feature used to trigger events at a specific time of day that will allow the
tracking of usage and clearing out of Weld Totals and Weld History. There are a total of 6 shift times that can be
utilized on a daily basis.

SMTP Simple Mail Transfer Protocol, the standard protocol used for sending email through an email server.

Spreadsheet application A PC tool such as Microsoft Excel that arranges values into rows and columns.

Subnet A section of a network. Subnets are used to divide up large networks into small sections for ease of
management, increased performance and increased security.

Tab-delimited text file Generic text file format that is used for arranging data in a spreadsheet. Most spreadsheet
applications can import this file format with little or no conversion by the user.

TCP Transmission Control Protocol, used in the transmission of data between two devices. It is a more reliable
protocol than UDP since it controls the delivery of data and verifies the order in which the data is sent.

Topic This is a categorization of information that may contain one or more actions. The topics are selected using
different tabs. The Topics basically divide and organize the main sections of the program’s interface.

UDP User Datagram Protocol, used in the transmission of data between two or more devices. It is a faster protocol
than TCP, but it does not guarantee data delivery or the order in which the data is sent.

Weld History Data on welds that the Power Wave® has made. This statistical data includes information on
duration, voltage, current, wire feed speed, and weld status.

Weld Mode A particular process that is selected in the Power Wave®. The Power Wave® has a weld table that
contains a large variety of processes that the system can use to define welding procedures. Each process is listed as
a Weld Mode.

Weld Profile A configurable set of limit setting against which Production Monitoring™ compares welding data as
the system welds.

Weld Totals A cumulative count of welds performed in each Weld Profile. Each total count includes the number
of welds, and a count of each variable that was out of limits per Weld Profile.

Welding set point A value which the Power Wave® utilizes to regulate its output levels.

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