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    I work in a factory and have been given the task of measuring the amount of wire we are using in our hand welding stations. In the department in question, we have Delta and Invision power supplies and feeders. We do have Axcess and Auto axcess in other areas and I can use the PDA to get the desired data on those. We run .052 boxes of wire in all the stations. There are 50 units to test. If we were using spools, I could weigh them. But we use big boxes of wire so this is not feasible. Do any of you know of a tool that can be attached to the feeder or inline some how to measure how many inches are used for given welds? I have a formula to convert feet to pounds - I just need to get that number first.

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    Originally posted by roboweldr View Post
    I work in a factory and have been given the task of measuring the amount of wire we are using in our hand welding stations. In the department in question, we have Delta and Invision power supplies and feeders. We do have Axcess and Auto axcess in other areas and I can use the PDA to get the desired data on those. We run .052 boxes of wire in all the stations. There are 50 units to test. If we were using spools, I could weigh them. But we use big boxes of wire so this is not feasible. Do any of you know of a tool that can be attached to the feeder or inline some how to measure how many inches are used for given welds? I have a formula to convert feet to pounds - I just need to get that number first.
    How about a WIRE & CABLE MEASURING METER???

    they use them in hardware and electrical supply stores, so they cannot be very expensive..

    http://www.series4.co.uk/prodeqpt/section16/ds56.htm

    http://www.cwlint.com/measuring-equipment-company.html


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    Last edited by H80N; 08-09-2012, 12:38 PM.
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    • #3
      Migmeter

      Here is one designed specificly for MIG Wire Feeders...

      http://migmeter.com/
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      The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

      “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”

      Buy the best tools you can afford.. Learn to use them to the best of your ability.. and take care of them...

      My Blue Stuff:
      Dynasty 350DX Tigrunner
      Dynasty 200DX
      Millermatic 350P w/25ft Alumapro & 30A
      Millermatic 200

      TONS of Non-Blue Equip, plus CNC Mill, Lathes & a Plasmacam w/ PowerMax-1000

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      • #4
        This looks promising.
        Thanks for the help all.

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