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Expert in Resistance Welding/Spot Welding

Expert ID: 107988 Wisconsin, USA

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WELDING APPLICATION; RESISTANCE WELDING; UPSET WELDING. Expert (kloe-dee) spent 13 years working for one of industry's leading OEM's of standard and special application welding machines. In 1991, he founded a company to provide a production oriented problem solving service in virtually all aspects of resistance welding. Additionally, he has served as an instructor at the Resistance Welder Manufacturers Association (RWMA) Welding School in Machine Setup and Troubleshooting.

MACHINE SET UP; MACHINE SIZING. Expert provides assistance in machine setup to optimize weld settings for more efficient production runs and to minimize weld die and tip maintenance. He also provides machine sizing assistance when added production or new products dictate additional equipment.

TOOLING AND FIXTURING. Expert offers complete design and building services for weld fixtures. Accuracy, ease in changing consumables, and very competitive pricing are key to all of his current company's tooling.

WELDING TROUBLESHOOTING. He evaluates the problems encountered in production and diagnoses their causes.

OPERATOR TRAINING. Expert specializes in hands-on classroom and in-plant instruction in the basics of resistance welding. Sessions are geared to the needs, products, and personnel of each plant and emphasize the variables encountered in production welding along with the importance of maintenance.

MACHINE AUTOMATION CONCEPTING. Expert is experienced in machine automation concepting for new or existing products. Such automation lessens both manufacturing time and in-process inventory, enabling JIT schedules to be more economically met.

PRODUCT DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURABILITY. Expert has assisted numerous manufacturers in design for weldability. He offers part design assistance to benefit new product introductions.

MACHINE REBUILDING. Expert's current company offers complete rebuilding services of all makes of resistance welders. A rebuilt machine with a new welder control will generally cost half the price of a new machine.

WELDING ROBOT. He has been continually involved with welding robots as an alternative to dedicated machines. Both spotwelding and MIG welding robots have been concepted and put in production.

WELDING AUTOMATION. Expert has concepted, built, and serviced machines and lines for production welding. Processes include all types of resistance welding as well as MIG, TIG, and plasma.

Expert has been involved in many in plant consulting and/or training programs to enable manufacturers to provide enhanced quality to their customers.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Chicago, Illinois - Rockford, Illinois - Aurora, Illinois - Naperville, Illinois - Elgin, Illinois - Waukegan, Illinois - Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Madison, Wisconsin - Green Bay, Wisconsin - Kenosha, Wisconsin

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1967 Degree: BA Subject: Liberal Arts Institution: University of Vermont

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1991 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Founder Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1988 to 1991 Employer: Banner Welder, Inc. Title: Applications Engineer Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1978 to 1988 Employer: Banner Welder, Inc. Title: Sales/Service Department: Responsibilities:

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Expert gears training specifically to each plant, its machines, and the product it makes.

He explains the physics of resistance welding to attendees in a way that is understandable to everyone involved in the production process from process engineers to machine operators.

He emphasizes the need for quality and the effects of the variables on the welding process.
Marketing Experience
Because weld force is one of the three variables in resistance welding and is often taken for granted but often the trouble spot, Expert manufactures a very reasonably priced force gauge to use in machine setup and troubleshooting.

Other Relevant Experience
Expert rebuilds standard resistance welders and builds small special welders as well as tooling for products needing to be welded.

Involvement at the design stage of new products can often anticipate and prevent production problems.

He has found minor changes can enhance productivity and the bottom line of the product to be welded.

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