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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

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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.

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

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.

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

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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Would you like to see what the Xiris XVC-1000 has to offer?  Subscribe to the Weld Video of the Month Club to receive exclusive video content recorded by our own XVC-1000

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Topics: XVC Weld Camera

Successful Show in Beijing for Xiris!

Posted by Dean Zhao on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 @ 01:55 PM

Xiris Automation Inc. exhibited at the XVC-O Weld View Camera in this year's Beijing Essen Welding Show. The show started June 10th and ended on June 13th, 2014 with an estimated 25,000 visitors from 50 different countries attending the large venue.  Ninety percent of these visitors were reported from China, and the remaining 10% were international visitors

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This year's show was a very unique opportunity for Xiris, as the use of weld cameras is 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.  The show was a late addition to Xiris' busy tradeshow schedule this 2014 season. Therefore our booth was not in our preferred location, but to our immense pleasure, this did not deter any interest in the Xiris XVC-O camera. There was an enormous turn-out and many discussions with potential customers.  With both new and repeat customers in attendance, the booth was constantly crowded with interested prospective clients.

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This demand and fascination with our product was due to the unique qualities of the XVC-O in the industry.  It is a perfect solution for monitoring many different welding processes, and perfect for welding professionals.  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-O could be the key. Our camera can provide enough image clarity to monitor the entire welding process including both the brightness of the welding arc and its darker background.

Be sure to check out our website for full event details, and stay tuned for more updates on new products, sources, and pictures on all of our social media. We are now on Google+, as well as LinedIn and Twitter.

Topics: weld camera, weld inspection, welding automation, Welding Process, Xiris, welding, Trade Show

See Xiris in Beijing June 10-13, 2014.

Posted by Dean Zhao on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 @ 03:00 PM

Since signing Harbin Jinlifeng Co. Ltd as our distributor for China in January this year, Xiris has established success in selling a few Xiris XVC-O weld camera systems to Chinese customers. To support our expanding business in China, Xiris will exhibit in the 2014 Beijing Essen Welding and Cutting Fair from June 10 – 13 alongside our local partner, Harbin Jinlifeng.

The Beijing Essen Welding and Cutting Fair is one of the world’s leading welding exhibitions, it is the largest and the most influential welding trade fair held in China each year.  In 2013 the fair had almost 25,000 visitors from over 50 countries, and over 1,000 exhibitors from 28 countries.  Anticipating an even bigger show this year, Xiris expects to be very busy!

Come visit us at Booth# E1710 in Hall E1 of the show, where we will be demonstrating the XVC-O weld camera for Open Arc welding, and the XVC-S weld camera for Submerged Arc welding. Using leading-edge technology our XVC-O weld camera has an extremely high dynamic range sensor, which allows the operator to see both the weld arc, and its surrounding background simultaneously.  Equipped with an HMI console and monitor, the XVC-O allows the operator to remotely view the weld information up to 40 m away. This means the operator can monitor, and record, the weld process for online or offline viewing.  The system is enclosed in a cooled, durable housing to allow the camera to work in extremely harsh environments.

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

See you in Beijing!

 

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Topics: quality control, weld camera, weld inspection, Machine Vision, Xiris, High Dynamic Range, Sub Arc welding, Trade Show, distributor

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