Elektron Takes Worry Out of Welding with TrueAutoMode: Industry’s First Fully Automatic Spot Welding System

MADISON, Ind., April 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Elektron introduces worry-free
welding with the collision repair industry’s first fully automatic spot welding
system: TrueAutoMode(TM). TrueAutoMode automates the welding process to provide
perfect, OEM-approved spot welds every time.

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“As vehicle manufacturers use a wider range of high-strength steels, exotic
metals and proprietary manufacturing processes, repairing ‘sheet metal’ gets
more complex every day,” explains Mickey Swartz, director of global product
management, collision, for Elektron parent company Vehicle Service Group (VSG).
“TrueAutoMode takes the pressure off of the technician. When using an Elektron
spot welder that’s TrueAutoMode driven, virtually all the technician has to do
after preparing the metal is position the welding gun. There is no input needed
— TrueAutoMode automatically controls all welding parameters, adjusting as
necessary for changes in material composition and thickness, interference
factors, and resistance.”

TrueAutoMode automatically detects which tools (electrodes and arms) are in use
and makes any necessary adjustments as it welds. This saves considerable time
over other “automatic” welders that require technicians to stop and program the
welder every time they change tips. Some systems also require the technician to
enter additional information, such as the vehicle being repaired, sheet
thickness and/or the type of weld. Leaving it to the technician to input all
this information leads to the possibility of errors, as well as a loss of
productivity. But with TrueAutoMode, the technician can just turn it on and
start welding.

TrueAutoMode measures weld resistance approximately 1,000 times per second and
automatically adjusts current level, weld time and clamp pressure as needed. It
provides instant feedback to the technician if there’s a bad weld and can log
every weld. At the end of a job, a TrueAutoMode driven Elektron welder can print
out a report that includes information on the settings, messages and actual weld
parameters of every weld, enabling a shop to easily document that its welds were
made correctly.

TrueAutoMode is available exclusively on the Elektron MULTISPOT(TM)
MI-100control T inverter spot welder. The MI-100control T features the
industry’s lightest transformer pliers, longest lightweight cables and a high
welding current, enabling technicians to properly weld high-strength steels,
even in hard-to-reach areas, without sacrificing comfort. It is available with a
variety of electrode styles to support multiple welding applications.

TrueAutoMode can be ordered on new MULTISPOT MI-100control T resistance spot
welders or added to existing MI-100control T welders through an upgrade package.
The MI-100control T is available with transformer X-pliers (model MTX-4900) and
with transformer C-pliers (model MTC-6000).

More automotive OEMs worldwide have tested and approved Elektron welders than
any other brand. The 30+ approvals provide third-party verification that
Elektron’s products can be used to properly repair today’s vehicles.

For more information about TrueAutoMode, visit
www.chiefautomotive.com/trueautomode, contact your local Elektron distributor,
or call (800) 445-9262. Elektron is also active on Facebook,
www.facebook.com/ElektronWelding and Vimeo, vimeo.com/groups/elektronwelders/.

About Elektron

Established in 1942, Elektron is a leading manufacturer of welders, plasma
cutters and battery chargers. Elektron equipment has more vehicle OEM
homologations or approvals (indicating they meet the OEM’s performance
requirements, often verified through lab testing) than any other products on the
market and is sold in 110 countries around the world.

Elektron is a Vehicle Service Group (VSG) brand. VSG comprises nine major
collision repair and vehicle lifting brands: Elektron, Chief® Automotive
Technologies, Rotary Lift®, Forward® Lift, Direct-Lift®, Hanmecson®, Revolution®
Lift, Blitz® and nogra®. Based in Madison, Ind., VSG has operations worldwide,
including ISO 9001-certified manufacturing facilities on three continents.

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