The HotSpot I is a portable capacitive discharge welding system that allow thermocouple wires to be formed into freestanding beads or directly welded to metal surfaces for fast response temperature sensing. Direct bonding avoids the need for clamps, brackets, straps, and welded wells, and provides a quick, simple, accurate, low cost means of attaching thermocouple sensing wires on a "when needed", "where needed" basis. The HotSpot Welders are equally effective in forming freestanding bead or surface welded thermocouple junctions. The higher energy HotSpot PLUS expands this welding capability into handheld spot welding, stud welding and pin fastening areas. It takes only seconds to form standard thermocouple wire into a variety of attached or unattached sensors or perform various other fixturing tasks. These Welding Systems Can Fabricate and Attach Thermocouple Sensors, Mount Weldable Strain Gauges, Weld Studs, Wire Rods and Pins, and Perform Other Welding Operations in Design and Test Applications.
Type of Sensor
Sensor Wire Length
Stripped Leads Length
Number of Measuring Points
Number of Events
Number of Sensors
Min/ Max Memory
Part Number DCCHEA002
SIZE - 3.25" High 6.25" Deep 6" Wide (less handle)
WEIGHT- 7 Pounds
STORED WELD ENERGY - 5 to 50 Watt seconds
WELD CAPABILITY - Welds wire pairs of #24 gauge or finer (#20 for J K E)
CYCLE TIME - Can perform 5 to 10 welds per minute depending on energy settings.
CONTROLS - Provides energy adjustment control and visual and audio indication of weld charge cycle completion.