Welding automation

Automated welding processes make welding operations faster and more repeatable. The top priority here is maximum productivity along with consistent quality. In modern spot welding, additive welding processes and robot welding, all process steps are clocked and carried out with the highest precision. In this respect, high precision sensors from Micro-Epsilon impress in numerous measurement tasks and are used, e.g., for control, intensity control and weld path planning.

Colour sensors for automatic detection of weld spots

Brass strips are joined based on the spot welding method. CFO colour sensors are used to automatically recognise the weld spots prior to further processing. The multi-teach function allows for the colour ...

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Endoscopes for optical weld seam inspection

Rigid and video endoscopes are used for the inspection of weld seams in difficult-to-access places. This visual inspection can be performed before, during and after the welding process depending on the ...

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Precise micrometers measure the diameter of welding wires

Optical micrometers from Micro-Epsilon are used to monitor the thickness of welding wires. In this respect, the X-Frame measuring system enables continuous diameter inspections. The X-Frames includes two ...

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Colour sensors for the presence check of welding wires

When welding components, the weld seam is automatically inspected for quality assurance purposes. The inspection is performed using CFO100 colour sensors which detect the weld seam while the component ...

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Weld seam tracking for pipeline inspection

For the maintenance of pipelines, the inspection of the outer weld seam is a decisive criterion. For this purpose, the profiles of the welds seams are inspected in a test station. In order to automate ...

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Measurement of cooling time in welding units

The documentation of welding parameters such as cooling time is achieved using high performance pyrometers from Micro-Epsilon. These short-wave temperature sensors enable non-contact temperature measurements ...

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Sheet edge measurement with laser welding using laser scanners

Automated robotic welding cells monitor the quality of pipes with longitudinal welding on the basis of several points. On the one hand, the edge position must be known along the sheet edge length while ...

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Measuring the electrode travel in resistance welding

In automatic welding machines, eddy current sensors from Micro-Epsilon ensure high quality welded joints while measuring the travel of the electrodes. The non-contact displacement sensors detect the axial ...

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Focal point control in additive manufacturing

With additive manufacturing methods such as selective metal melting, the focal point control of the laser is crucial for the process speed and the quality. In order to determine the distance between the ...

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Distance control with fully automatic laser welding

In fully automatic welding units, welding head positioning is crucial for the quality of the welded joint. In order to position the welding head at the correct distance, optoNCDT 1900 laser sensors are ...

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Welding track planning with gas valves

The position of the welding head relative to the welded seam is a decisive factor in the quality of automated welding processes. Even minor deviations affect the welding result and may cause the need for ...

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Completely automatic 3D repair welding

scanCONTROL laser scanners are used for repair welding of large parts in order to determine the welding track and the robot path. First, the surface of the defective area is scanned by a laser scanner, ...

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3D component scan before laser cladding

With laser cladding, the component surface is melted by a laser beam and joined to form a new, pore-free layer by the addition of a powdered filler material. Prior to laser processing, the components are ...

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