i5 | Smart Welder CSA Made in the USA

i5 | Smart Welder

Pro Spot's i5 SMART Spot Welder features a new medium frequency trans-gun capable of delivering 14,500A with 1,243 lbs (565 daN) of electrode force. The i5 is designed to handle all new ultra high strength steels including Boron, etc. The operator can choose between two different modes AUTO and MANUAL for the two-sided spot welding.

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Auto Weld Back to top

auto-weld iconography with touch screen interface
  • Measure

    At the press of a button the i5 measures the thickness of the metals automatically using the latest optical technology.

  • Sense

    The i5 senses the metals to be welded from a pre-delivered current to determine the type of metal.

  • Weld

    The i5 features a new medium frequency trans-gun capable of delivering 14,500A with 1,243 lbs (565 daN) of electrode force. Based on the thickness and resistance feedback information the i5 delivers the correct weld power every time, regardless of type of metal or thickness.

Actual welds made with the i5 in Auto Mode.

isometric view of i5 weld sample top-down view of i5 weld sample
Notice the consistency of the weld nuggets and the heat affected zone. The welds stay very consistent welding 2 layers (2.4mm), 3 layers, 4 layers and 5 layers (6.0mm) as well as welding through boron steel. No weld settings were changed. The i5 automatically adjusted to the correct settings. Smart, very smart.

Double Acting Gun Back to top

i5 trans-gun open and close button positions
  • i5 trans-gun in closed position

    Resting position

  • i5 trans-gun in open position

    Open position

One of the most important features of the spot gun is its "double-acting" ability. Unlike any other trans-gun on the market the i5 can spread the electrodes wide open with the push of a button without the operator ever having to remove his or her hands from their original positions. That not only saves time but also assures that the operator doesn’t to have to alter their holding position in order to loosen and move the weld arm manually only to then re-tighten.

Full Color Touch Screen Interface Back to top

  • i5 screen close-up
  • i5 touch screen - screen shots

    High contrast full color touch screen display featuring over 3,000 OEM screens
    ( with weld data and repair recommendations ) from several manufactures.

Water Cooled Weld Arms Back to top

  • single sided welding attachment

    The coolant circulates from the radiator all the way to the tips in the liquid cooled weld arms.

  • PSW-305 PSW-302 PSW-52 PSW-CX1
    520mm U-Arm C-Arm Wheelhouse Arm C to X Adapter

C to X AdapterBack to top

i5 Water Cooled X-Adapter
  • A Perfect Fit

    The C to X Adapter was completely redesigned to make the best use of the i5's ultra high electrode force capability and water cooled features.

  • Simple and Strong

    No assembly needed. No cables needed. The current is transferred via a pivoting copper conductor which also allows for the buildup of electrode force.

  • X-Type Design

    The X-type design is used on certain applications where the C-type can’t reach. 90% of all welding needs can be done with the C-type but for some radiator support and truck bed pinch welds, the X-adapter is priceless. This invention from Pro Spot now makes it possible to weld where you never could before!

Cabinet and Storage Back to top

  • swivel head of the i5

    The i5's screen housing can swivel a full 270°, and while we've gone digital we still include a physical power switch and pressure guage for convenience.

  • rear of the i5

    In the rear of the i5 you can locate the cooling fans, coolant tank cap and level indicator, plus the power cord and air inlet. This is also where the overhead boom rests.

  • HSW-100 S-Style Staple

    A hidden drawer has been installed to place everyday items that a welder might need to keep at hand such as extra tips, or single sided welding bits.

  • tool board on the side of the i5

    The i5 has tool racks installed on both sides and places for all of the extension arms that come standard with the machine. There are also upper and lower trays to lay tools on within reach.

Quick Single Sided Attachment Available Back to top

  • single sided welding attachment
  • labled single sided welding tips with touch screen interface

    The i5 is available with Single-Sided welding systems. Quick change between 2-sided
    and 1-sided welding. i5 is pre-programmed with 60 Single-Sided programs.

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Technical Specifications

Input Voltage:
  • 208 - 240V 50/60HZ
  • 400 - 420V 50/60HZ
  • 460 - 480V 50/60HZ
Welding Amperage: 14,500A max
Cable Length:
  • Input 30’ (10m)
  • weld cable 16’ (5m)
Electrode Pressure: 1243 lb (565 daN)
Liquid Cooling System:
  • Radiator / pump active loop
  • cooled to the weld caps.
Microprocessor: Upgradable software platform
Protection: IP 21
Patents (3):
  • no. 5,239,155
  • no. 6,706,990
  • no. 6,539,770
Weight: 314 lb (142 kg)

Features

  • Auto Weld: The i5 delivers the correct weld current, weld time, and weld pressure every weld regardless of the type of metal or thickness at the push of a button.
  • Double-Acting Trans Gun: Unlike any other trans-gun on the market the i5 can spread the electrodes wide open with the push of a button without the operator ever having to remove their hands from their original positions.
  • Full Color Touch Screen Interface: High contrast full color touch screen display featuring over 3,000 OEM screens (with weld data and repair recommendations) from several top manufactures.
  • Custom Water Cooled Weld Arms: The same versatility and ease of use that Pro Spot has made a standard in the industry, but with the added functionality of a 5 gal. (20L) radiator looped cooling system all the way to the weld caps.
  • Advanced Upgrade System: Upgrade your systems software via the same USB slot that you receive log-in and weld history info. No flash cards required.
  • Overhead Boom and (optional) Tool Balancer
  • Hidden Tool Storage