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Software upgrade for spot welder features preloaded Honda weld conditions

Car-O-Liner CTR 7 upgrade can improve cycle times for Honda-certified collision repair shops

Conway, Ariz.—A new software upgrade is now available for the Car-O-Liner CTR 7 resistance spot welder, featuring an OEM mode that enables pre-loaded Honda weld conditions.

“This new software update brings a notable decrease of cycle times along with increased precision and production for Honda-certified collision repair shops. It also eases the difficulty, time and morale costs of new technician training,” said Tim Garner, market development manager for Car-O-Liner.

Beginning with some 2016 models, Honda repair procedures call for a technician to manually set weld current, weld time and squeeze pressure based on a table of Honda weld conditions. With the OEM function found in the new CTR 7 software upgrade, technicians can select the weld condition and the welder sets everything for them, Garner said.

They can then weld from the OEM screen, making it easier to follow Honda repair procedures and change from one weld condition to the next, he added. The new software update also allows collision repair shops to abide by Honda’s certified weld conditions and maintain precision without putting a strain on cycle times.

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