i5 | Smart Welder

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i5 | Smart Welder

 

See a video of the i5 in action
Pro Spot International, Inc. is proud to announce the launch of its new SMART spot welder. The i5 features a new medium frequency trans-gun capable of delivering over 13,000A with over 1,000 lbs (450dAN) of squeeze pressure. The i5 is designed to handle all new ultra high strength steels including Boron, etc. The operator can chose between two different modes AUTO and MANUAL for the two sided spot welding.
bullet Brochure - 2.5 MB
bullet Specifications - 4.2 MB 

Auto Weld
Based on the thickness and resistance feedback information the i5 automatically delivers the correct weld power every time regardless of type of metal, thickness or corrosion protection between the metals.

Double-Acting Spot Gun
Pro Spot’s signature Spot Gun features double-acting cylinder, wide-spreading, self-aligning electrodes.

Water cooled Weld Arms
The i5 features a 5 gal. (20L) radiator looped cooling system all the way to the weld caps.

C to X Adapter
The X-type design is used on certain applications where the C-type can’t reach.

User Interface
An all new interface that is intuitive and easy to read thanks to the high resolution full color display, and powered by software designed by professional programmers, engineers, and welders.

Cabinet and Storage
Designed with convenience and practicality in mind. A drawer under the front panel can be used to store smaller accessories. Under storage for the larger accessories such as weld arms and cable.

Single-Sided Welding
Quick change between 2-sided and 1-sided welding. Comes with several single sided programs.

Auto Weld

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auto-weld iconography with touch screen interface

Measure

At the press of a button the i5 measures the thickness of the metals automatically using the latest optical technology.

Sense

The i5 then senses the metals to be welded from a pre-delivered current to determine the type of metal.

Weld

The i5 features a new medium frequency trans-gun capable of delivering over 13,000A with over 1,000 lbs (450 daN) of squeeze pressure. Based on the thickness and resistance feedback information the i5 delivers the correct weld power every time regardless of type of metal or thickness.

Actual welds made with the i5 in Auto Mode.

isometric view of i5 weld sample top-down view of i5 weld sample
Notice the consistency of the weld nuggets and the heat affected zone. The welds stays very consistent welding 2 layers (2.4mm), 3 layers, 4 layers and 5 layers (6.0mm) as well as welding through boron steel. No weld settings were changed. The i5 automatically adjusted to the correct settings. Smart, very smart.

 

Double Acting Gun

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i5 trans-gun open and close button positions

i5 trans-gun in closed position

Resting position

i5 trans-gun in open position

Open position

One of the most important features of the spot gun is its "double-acting" ability. Unlike any other trans-gun on the market the i5 can spread the electrodes wide open with the push of a button without the operator ever having to remove his or her hands from their original positions. That not only saves time but also assures that the operator doesn’t to have to alter their holding position in order to loosen and move the weld arm manually only to then re-tighten.

 

Full Color Touch Screen Interface

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i5 screen close-up

i5 touch screen - screen shots

High contrast full color touch screen display featuring over 3,000 OEM screens
( with weld data and repair recommendations ) from several manufactures.

 

Water Cooled Weld Arms

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single sided welding attachment

The coolant circulates through the radiator, and all the way to the tips in the i5's all new liquid cooled weld arms.

PSW-305 PSW-302 PSW-52-5/8 PSW-CX1
508mm U-Arm C-Arm Wheelhouse Arm C to X Adapter

 

C to X Adapter

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i5 Water Cooled X-Adapter

X-Type Design

The X-type design is used on certain applications where the C-type can’t reach. 90% of all welding needs can be done with the C-type but for some radiator support and truck bed pinch welds, the X-adapter is priceless. This invention from Pro Spot now makes it possible to weld where you never could before!

Simple and Strong

No assembly needed. No cables needed. The current is transferred via a pivoting copper conductor which also allows for the build up of squeeze pressure.

A Perfect Fit

The C to X Adapter had to be completely re-designed from the ground up to make the best use of the i5's ultra high squeeze pressure capability and water cooled features.

 

Cabinet and Storage

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swivel head of the i5

The i5's screen housing can swivel a full 270°, and while we've gone digital we still include a physical power switch and pressure guage for convenience.

rear of the i5

In the rear of the i5 you can locate the cooling fans, coolant tank cap and level indicator, plus the power cord and air inlet. This is also where the overhead boom rests.

HSW-100 S-Style Staple

A hidden drawer has been installed to place everyday items that a welder might need to keep at hand such as extra tips, or single sided welding bits.

tool board on the side of the i5

The i5 has tool racks installed on both sides and places for all of the extension arms that come standard with the machine. There are also upper and lower trays to lay tools on within reach.

 

Quick Single Sided Attachment Available

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single sided welding attachment

labled single sided welding tips with touch screen interface

The i5 is available with single sided welding systems. Quick change between 2-sided
and 1-sided welding. i5 is pre-programmed with 60 Single-Sided programs.

Learn more ›

 

Technical Specifications

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Input Voltage: 208 - 240V 50/60HZ

400 - 420V 50/60HZ

460 - 480V 50/60HZ

Welding Amperage: 14,000A max
Cable Length: Input 30’ (10m)

weld cable 16’ (5m)

Electrode Pressure: 1050 lb (480 daN)
Liquid Cooling System: Radiator / pump active loop

cooled to the weld caps.

Microprocessor: Upgradable software platform
Protection: IP 21
Patents (3): no. 5,239,155

no. 6,706,990

no. 6,539,770

Weight: 314 lb (142 kg)

Features

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bulletAuto Weld: The i5 delivers the correct weld current, weld time, and weld pressure every weld regardless of type of metal or thickness at the push of a button.
bulletDouble Acting Trans Gun: Unlike any other trans-gun on the market the i5 can spread the electrodes wide open with the push of a button without the operator ever having to remove his or her hands from their original positions.
bulletFull Color Touch Screen Interface: High contrast full color touch screen display featuring over 3,000 OEM screens (with weld data and repair recommendations) from several manufactures.
bulletCustom Water Cooled Weld Arms: The same versatility and ease of use that Pro Spot has made a standard in the industry, but with the added functionality of a 5 gal. (20L) radiator looped cooling system all the way to the weld caps.
bulletAdvanced Upgrade System: Upgrade your systems software via the same USB slot that you receive log-in and weld history info. No flash cards required.
bulletOverhead Boom and (optional) Tool Balancer
bulletHidden Tool Storage