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Successful Show in Shanghai for Xiris!

Posted by Dean Zhao on Monday, July 06, 2015 @ 09:46 AM

Xiris Automation Inc. exhibited the new XVC-1000 Weld View Camera in this year's Essen Welding Show in Shanghai. The show started June 16th and ended on June 19th, 2015 with an estimated 28,000 visitors from 60 different countries.  85% of these visitors were reported from China, and the remaining 15% were international visitors.

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This year's show was another extremely busy show for Xiris, as the use of weld cameras is still new to China.  This allowed us an advantage within the fast paced Chinese market to establish many new relationships with both machine builders and end users alike.  

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We put one camera in Migatronic our partner’s booth demonstrating live welding images from our camera. The live display of the weld images inspired plenty of interest in our camera. There was an enormous turn-out and many discussions with potential customers.  With both new and repeat customers in attendance, our booth was constantly crowded with interested prospective clients.

 

This demand and fascination with our product was due to the unique qualities of the XVC-1000 in the industry.  It is a perfect solution for monitoring all welding processes, and perfect for welding professionals.  With small format size, high dynamic range capability and remote imaging, the XVC-1000 is a powerful addition to any welding process. In China, as elsewhere, System integrators and general fabricators are constantly fighting to differentiate themselves from the intense competition in the industry. The Xiris XVC-1000 could be the key. Our camera can provide superior image clarity to monitor the entire welding process including both the brightness of the welding arc and its darker background.


 

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Topics: Trade Show, XVC Weld Camera

Post Scarf Inspection on Tube and Pipe Mills

Posted by Cameron Serles on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 @ 09:54 AM

Scarfing is a process of removing excess weld bead on a pipe or tube to create a desired shape.  It is done by planing longitudinally welded tubes or pipes right after the welding process.  If it is done perfectly, the resulting profile will match the ideal shape of the parent material.  However, if the scarf tool is set to plane too much material, or not enough, the resulting profile could appear too deep or leave a weld bead above the parent material.

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Result of a Scarf Tool Cutting Too Deeply
 
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Result of a Scarf Tool Not Cut Deep Enough
 

Detecting if the scarf tool is properly adjusted is a difficult task to do on a continuous basis.  In particular, some thick walled tube and pipe mills make precision end products using multiple scarf cuts using scarfing tools operating sequentially.  If not correctly adjusted, the tube or pipe could end up with an incorrect profile shapes where the scarf occurred.  A way to make sure that the right amount of material is removed from the welded tube is important.  If placed after the scarfing process on a tube mill, the Xiris WI-2000p can measure the scarf width and bead height left behind after a scarfing process to provide quality control of the scarfing process itself.

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Image of an Ideal Scarf Zone from the WI-2000p from Xiris

 

In the above image taken from a WI-2000p system, a laser profile is shown of a welded tube, post scarf.  The area of the scarfing does not reflect the laser line as well, so the scarfed area can be easily detected and measured.  As the scarf cuts deeper into the material, the scarf width will increase, as it cuts shallower, the scarf width will decrease.

 

Conclusion

Measuring the scarf area of a tube or pipe with a device such as the WI-2000p Weld inspection system from Xiris is a quality control tool to ensure that the scarfing process has been set properly and not cutting too little or too much of the parent material away.


 

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Topics: weld inspection, Tube and Pipe welding, scarfing, WI-2000p

Xiris Goes to the Shanghai Welding Show!

Posted by Dean Zhao on Monday, June 15, 2015 @ 01:58 PM

Xiris has established success in selling a number of Xiris XVC-O and XVC-1000 weld camera systems to Chinese customers in the past couple of years. To continue expanding our business in China, Xiris will exhibit in the 2015 Beijing Essen Welding and Cutting Fair from June 16 – 19 in Shanghai.

The Beijing Essen Welding and Cutting Fair is the largest and the most influential welding trade fair held in China each year and one of the world’s leading welding exhibitions.  In 2014 the fair had almost 23,000 visitors from over 60 countries, and almost 1,000 exhibitors from 27 countries.  Anticipating an even bigger show this year, Xiris expects to be very busy!

Come visit us at Booth# N3426 in Hall N3 of the show, where we will be demonstrating the XVC-1000 weld camera for Open Arc welding.  Using leading-edge technology, our XVC-1000 weld camera combines a spectacular 140+ dB high dynamic range sensor with power over Ethernet, a full suite of welding-specific imaging software tools, and a host of unique features to provide unprecedented image quality of a variety of welding and laser processes.  The XVC-1000 allows the operator to remotely view the weld information up to 100 m away.  The camera comes packed with functionality designed to maximize image quality and reliability, including image triggering, general purpose I/O, image windowing capability, and a weld arc photodetector.

We are looking forward to the show, and hope you will stop by to see what our weld cameras can do!

See you in Shanghai

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Topics: XVC Weld Camera

Xiris Opens European Sales Office!

Posted by Cameron Serles on Wednesday, June 03, 2015 @ 03:52 PM

Xiris Automaton is pleased to announce that it has opened a sales and marketing office in the heart of Europe, in Almelo, Netherlands. Committed to serving the European market and growing its presence there, Cameron Serles, President of Xiris Automation explains, “We are excited to establish a European sales office to provide outstanding service and support for our European customers and ensure we can continue to provide high quality Inspection solutions for both OEMs and End users alike. This new office is an exciting step in realizing that goal.”

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Getting Started: Cameron Serles (3rd from left) with the Xiris Europe Team

The immediate focus of the office will be on the XVC Weld Camera product line, used to monitor welding processes for process and quality control. Udo van der Veen has been named European Sales Manager and will be responsible for European Marketing and Sales, Jeroen Braakhuis will support him with inside sales. If you have any questions, please contact our European branch office:

Xiris Automation Europe
Mr. Udo van der Veen, European Sales Manager
Windmolen 22, 7609 NN Almelo - The Netherlands
Phone: +31 548 659 072 - Fax: +31 546 660 001
sales@xiris.eu - www.xiris.eu


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Topics: Xiris, XVC Weld Camera

A New View of Electron Beam Welding Processes

Posted by Cameron Serles on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 @ 01:13 PM

Refractory metals are a class of metals that have an extremely high melting point (>2,000°C).  Used in applications of very high temperatures such as lighting, applications with a high degree of resistance to wear such as in tools & lubricants or nuclear reactors, or for specialized chemical or electrical applications, refractory metals include, but are not limited to, such elements as niobium, molybdenum, tantalum, tungsten and rhenium.

 

Because of their high melting point, refractory metal components cannot be fabricated using traditional processes such as casting or forging.  Instead, powder metallurgy has to be used where powders of the pure metal are compacted, then heated using electric current, and further fabricated by cold working the metal with annealing steps.  Refractory metals can be worked into wire, ingots, rebar, sheets or foil.  Electron Beam Welding is one of the suitable processes for the sintering process of refractory metals where a very high energy electron beam can be focused on a small region of interest to precisely sinter, or melt, the refractory metal powder.

 

The manufacturing problem is often how to monitor the electron beam welding process during sintering.  Traditional welding helmets or face shields are not able to reduce the intensity of the bright light to a level suitable for viewing while still being able to see the details of the powder metallurgy process that is taking place around the electron beam welding keyhole. 

 

To do this, a high dynamic range camera such as the Xiris XVC-1000 is proficient at seeing the super bright keyhole of an electric arc, while providing enough dynamic range contrast of the background areas for the operator to be able to monitor and properly control the process.

 

The benefits to the fabricator include better control over the manufacturing process and reduced scrap of expensive refractory metals.


 

Did you know Xiris Automation was featured in an article by FF Journal showcasing the benefits one customer had with Xiris WI-2000p Tube & Pipe Inspection System?

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Topics: High Dynamic Range, electron beam welding

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