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Xiris in Shanghai, Tube China 2018

Posted by Dean Zhao on Thursday, October 18, 2018 @ 10:30 AM


Just a couple of weeks ago, Xiris had the opportunity to showcase our Weld Inspection Systems at Tube China in Shanghai. This was a four-day trade show which ran from September 26th to the 29th. Tube China has grown into Asia’s most influential tube and pipe industry event and attracts tens of thousands of visitors to thousands of leading brands. As the show has grown over the years, it has been fascinating to see the visitor interest grow as well. Participants were significantly more informed about the various technologies and were asking insightful questions as a result.

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The live demonstration of our laser-based 3D inspection system, the WI2000, resonated with many visitors as they could see it detect various quality issues on smaller diameter tubes. In collaboration with our Chinese distributor, Belwin Intelligent Technology Co, we are able to better accommodate our customers overseas.

If you have any questions about Xiris’ Weld Inspection Systems, or are trying to choose the right system for your process, please visit our website or contact us directly.

Topics: weld inspection, Trade Show, Tube China 2018

Xiris at the 2018 Beijing Essen Welding and Cutting Show

Posted by Dean Zhao on Thursday, June 07, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Discovering New Opportunities Alongside our Chinese Distributors

The Beijing Essen Welding & Cutting Fair is among the leading welding exhibitions, attracting many professionals in different sectors of the welding industry. It was an excellent opportunity for us to work alongside our Chinese distributors Harbin Jinlifeng Science and Technology Development Co. Ltd and Belwin Intelligent Technology Co. They continue to help us expand our presence in the area, and have our products applied in new ways.


Representatives from Harbin Jinlifeng Science and Technology Development Co. and Belwin Intelligent Technology Co. with Xiris President Cameron Serles

Our cameras were on display for visitors, along with footage from our XVC product line. If you wish to have our cameras on display at your booth to highlight your products and equipment in live demonstrations, or are interested in learning more about our company and products, please contact us here.

Topics: Trade Show, weld camera system, Beijing Essen 2018

Rugged Cameras for Tough Weld Environments

Posted by Dean Zhao on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 11:16 AM

Tandem MIG Welding - Environmental Concerns?  Not everyone was as confident as we were that our XVC-1000e weld cameras would last in this welding environment.

But they did. 

In fact, installed over three years ago, two Xiris XVC-1000e weld cameras were installed in a tandem MIG welding operation.  Over the past two years, they have been operating 24 hours per day, 7 days per week in some of the harshest MIG welding conditions amidst extensive smoke, fumes and weld spatter.

We are happy to say that the cameras are still going strong!

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The cameras as they were when they were first installed


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The cameras after one month


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The cameras 2 years later – still running, still going strong!


The Xiris XVC-1000e cameras are equipped with a rugged industrial housing that allows the camera to be protected from ambient dirt, smoke and fumes.  Equipped with optics with motorized focus, integrated LED lighting, replaceable spatter window and cooling chamber, the Xiris cameras can withstand some of the most rugged welding environments!

Topics: weld camera

Xiris Weld Cameras in Long-Distance Pipeline Manufacturing

Posted by Dean Zhao on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 @ 02:30 AM


The manufacturing of long-distance pipelines for the oil and gas industry uses automated orbital welding systems to join together each piece of pipe to the main pipeline.  During the welding process, the operator needs to monitor the wire-feed position and the molten puddle in real-time to ensure weld quality and inspect for the presence of weld defects as the orbital welding system is moving.  Since the weld torch rotates 360° around the pipe and the operator has to follow the weld torch while wearing a weld helmet, monitoring the weld is both labor intensive and potentially hazardous.  As a result, it is sometimes difficult for the operator to properly focus on the welding process.


Using Xiris’ high resolution and high dynamic range weld camera, operators can sit beside the automated orbital welding system while remotely monitoring the weld arc, molten puddle, feed wire, and other important information that relates to the quality of the weld.  The Xiris Weld camera includes software with crosshair graphics which can help the operator to align the weld process within the groove between the two pipes.

The Xiris weld camera can greatly reduce the physical strain of weld monitoring while improving the safety of the work environment, allowing operators to comfortably focus on the quality of the welding.  The result is that the Xiris weld camera can help improve the overall welding process in pipeline manufacturing and reduce the re-work required.

Watch sample video output from the Xiris weld camera:
Camera Monitoring of Orbital Welding            
Camera Monitoring of Orbital Welding with Crosshairs 

For more information on how Xiris Weld Cameras can help with your Orbital Welding applications, visit

Topics: quality control, weld camera, Xiris, welding, High Dynamic Range, Tube and Pipe welding, weld pool, productivity, orbital welding

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.


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.  


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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For more information on how Xiris Weld Cameras can help monitor your weld processes, visit 

Topics: Trade Show, XVC Weld Camera

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

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