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The engineering manager for a large Tier I supplier summed it up best when comparing us to a competitor, "your hardware is better, your software is better, your support is better." We prefer to exhibit humility when promoting our company, but we've worked too hard and too long to keep it a secret. Below are just a few of the reasons why we believe you should source your weld monitoring needs from IMPACT.

Primary Business

Our primary business is the design, development, sales, and support of arc weld monitoring solutions.  Our entire organization is focused on providing and maintaining industry leading arc weld monitoring technology.  With no concern for selling power supplies, robots, or weld integration services, our customer’s arc weld monitoring needs are first and foremost.  

Technology Leader

IMPACT is the recognized technology leader in arc weld monitoring solutions.  Our software is replete with functionality yet user-friendly.  Our weld detection algorithms have been empirically proven as the most effective in the industry.  Our hardware is time tested and rugged.  Our patented Part Tracking® technology produces effective implementations in even the most complicated welding cells.

Dedicated Support

With a single focus on arc weld monitoring, our support staff is dedicated to assisting customers towards the effective utilization and exploitation of arc weld monitoring information.

Universal Solution

Our ARCAgent™ arc weld monitoring product line is welding power supply and robot controller independent.  Our solutions can integrate with any of the major welding suppliers.  Our solution negates the need to learn and maintain various custom solutions on different weld cells.

Proven Reliability

We have a significant number of systems in the field with early systems implemented in 1997.  The ARCAgents™ are rugged and reliable with nearly 100% uptime.   


Our robust product line serves manual, semi-automatic, and robotic solutions.   All systems utilize the same PC interface. Solutions are customizable due to our scalable software and hardware.

Robust PC Utilization

The ARCAgent™ arc weld monitor is a standalone solution which does not require a PC to detect welding faults.  However, a PC with ARClient® software is necessary to configure the ARCAgent™ for proper operation. Our solutions utilize the PC for HMI (human-machine interface), data collection, analysis, and setup. The reliability and real-time operation of the PC in the manufacturing environment is not an issue as a result of our distributed architecture.  Our intelligent design protects the customer from the excessive downtime and constant maintenance associated with PCs running hard disks with operating systems at the welding cell.

ARClient® Software

arclient_small.pngARClient® software provides powerful PC based tools to make each arc weld monitoring system work efficiently and effectively for our customers.

ARCAgent™ 3000


Our best arc welding data monitor system for advanced weld defect detection or advanced algorithm development and deployment.

ARCAgent™ 3000P


Advanced, portable arc  welding data acquisition and arc welding data monitor system with proven benefits for engineering, techs, and maintenance personnel.

ARCharter™ Software

archarter_small.pngARCharter™ is our SQL database solution for advanced data analysis, reporting and charting. Off-the-shelf and custom reports available.

ARCAgent™ 2000


Most widely deployed arc weld data monitoring system for robotic and automated welding applications. Offers 3 layers of weld monitoring defense.

ARCAgent™ Totalizer


Automatically records, communicates and charts real-time arc weld production data and information that facilitates informed decision making.

ARCAgent™ 1000


Entry level arc weld data monitoring system for robotic and automated welding applications. Offers 2 layers of weld monitoring defense.



17" Touch Operator Interface. Combine the power of Windows® XP Embedded with durability of a panel view.

IMPACT pcOi Lite


12" Windows® XP Embedded Touch Operator Interface. Perfect for complex applications that require operator interaction.

AA™ Weld Counter


Designed specifically for manual weld process control and monitoring. 100's have been deployed to detect missing welds alone.