40 welders in a workshop, and each of them have 4–5 different welding qualifications which puts the total at around a hefty 200 qualifications. As usual, these documents have to be prolonged every six months. From there on, it’s just elementary math: that’s 400 signatures per year to keep welding projects rolling without a hitch. […]Read more "Stop the hassle and just get to work"
Internet of Things has been a buzz word among industry representatives for a few years now. It is discussed in various seminars and workshops every week. However, the topics covered have changed over time. In the beginning, the focus was on connecting devices to data networks. The next phase was adding sensors for various events […]Read more "Internet of Welding – reaching for the top of competitiveness"
Innovating welding is a part of Kemppi’s DNA. After saying that, it is only fair to admit that we are dealing with an extremely complicated mission. Why? Because in welding, true value originates from understanding our customer’s needs, their business, and the business of their customers. At Kemppi, we have always been pioneers through challenging […]Read more "Enablers of welding value: Connectivity, usability, upgradability, and performance"
The welding production chain is complex. Besides the actual welding work, one has to consider resource planning, welding procedure and qualification management, documentation, WPS compliance, standardization and requirements. And the list goes on. Welding management software was created to manage and improve the complex nature of this multi-dimensional process. Our claim is that insight creates […]Read more "Can you afford to ignore the value of welding knowledge?"
Creating a new product for industrial users is both a long journey and exciting adventure. In his LinkedIn Pulse post, Kemppi’s User Experience Manager Jussi Kapanen recalls the beginning of an ambitious R&D project, when the team was tasked with the target of creating the best MIG welding system in the world, to be loved by users in […]Read more "Behind the scenes: The development of X8 MIG Welder"
The complexity of products makes the WPS development process more time-consuming. As industries move to subcontractor and multi-site based operating models, WPS management also becomes more demanding. During the development of our new offering for demanding industrial welding, we began to rethink the manual WPS. Is the manual way truly the only option in this […]Read more "What could you save by digitalizing your WPS?"
We asked two professional welders – Meyer’s Jukka Hahko and Dinolift’s Pasi Laakso – what good usability means in industrial welding. Now 55 years old, Jukka Hahko began by welding his neighbors’ trailer shafts and pig pens. In 1982, Jukka participated in the shipyard’s welding course where his career at Meyer started. Today, Jukka is […]Read more "The significance of usability in industrial welding"
The European welding industry is recreating itself. Our ambition is to transform the industry from 3D – dirty, dull, and dangerous – to 3C – cool, clean, and clever. We are entering an era of new buyer power, arising from redefined expectations for welding quality and documentation throughout the entire welding value chain. The fact is that […]Read more "How do standards challenge the European welding industry?"
As the digital transformation marches onward, the question of how to succeed in the changing world is on the agenda of every company. The answer standing out from a plethora of opinions is Connected Business – as well described in the HBR. Companies are enhancing cross-team collaboration, focusing on user experience, taking advantage of new technology […]Read more "How insight creates value in welding management"
In the 1960s, there was a huge shortage of professional welders in Finnish growth centers. Already back then, Kemppi was a major employer. That is why Keijo Olkoniemi, whose career as a welder has lasted for almost 50 years, trained to become a welder, a profession which has offered him challenges throughout his career. WHO? Keijo […]Read more "50 years of partnership between a man and a machine"