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Spot welders from Blackhawk Collision Repair

For over 50 years Blackhawk Collision Repair has been helping bodyshops repair even the most damaged vehicles. The Blackhawk line of medium frequency resistance spot welders are micro-processor controlled and feature direct current (MFDC) inverter technology.

A step above traditional spot welders, Blackhawk claims the Power Gun technology allows for higher welding currents with low absorption rates.

Longer, lighter cables give better holding, wider range of action, and a minimum magnetic fields around the cables. Particularly suitable for autobody and repair shops, Blackhawk says these welders give excellent results on high strength steel (HSS) and galvanised sheet metal.

Thanks to automatic recognition of the materials and thickness, the innovative Smart Autoset technology, eliminates set-up times and guarantees optimal spot welding, even when the types of steel to be processed are unknown.

WAVE technology facilitates interaction with the machine and tracks all operating parameters for their processing and reporting. The programs and reports generated can be transferred to a USB flash drive for printing or viewing on a PC.

The WEL14000A features Smart Autoset technology which automatically detects materials and thicknesses – all you need to do is weld. It generates 15,000 Amp and has three-phase medium frequency.

The WEL15000 is suitable for bodyshop applications and gives excellent results on (HSS)/boron and galvanized metal sheets. This unit provides 12, 000 Amp and a three-phase medium frequency.

The WEL17000 is a microprocessor controlled, spot-welding machine with a pneumatic water-cooled X-Gun for use in light car body repair and industrial field. Operators can expect 7,000 Amp with this two-phase 400V X-Gun resistance spot welder.

Theo English, who represents Car-O-liner UK in Ireland, is also responsible for the sales, service, equipment calibration and training for the Blackhawk brand. He can be contacted on 087 966 1320.