Industrial welding process monitoring
In the video shown above, several examples of application of our sensors related with the monitoring of industrial welding processes are shown. These include Resistance Spot Welding and TIG Welding, but the application can be extended to other processes such as Resistance Seam Welding, Laser Welding or MIG Welding.
According to Vision for Welding Industry report from Americas Welding Society: “THE INDUSTRY MUST LEARN HOW TO ENSURE THAT WELDS WILL HAVE “ZERO-DEFECTS” AND ESTABLISH PRACTICAL METHODS WHICH ACHIEVE THAT RESULTS.”
In 2020, welding will continue to be the preferred method by which metals and other engineered materials are joined into world-class products. Therefore, the welding industry has to accomplish a series of strategic targets that should be met in the following years.
- Seek new ideas from other industries applicable to welding
- Accept technologies, innovations from sensor and computer industries
- Integrate welding into an automated intelligent system integrating materials, processes, sensors and controls
NIT’s Infrared vision systems are the most efficient and promising solutions to quickly identify welding defects on the production line and also provides key information regarding to the output quality from automated assembly. Main advantages among others:
- In-process inspection (live)
- Increase Quality assurance
- Identified regions of inconsistent cooling or instabilty