Using cameras to monitor welding processes isn’t a new idea. But it’s an idea that’s never been practical—until now.The development of high dynamic range (HDR) cameras designed for weld monitoring, remote monitoring of welding via cameras, is now feasible. With HDR cameras, the challenge of seeing sufficient detail in a weld arc and its surrounding background can be overcome.
With traditional cameras, the super-brightness of the arc and the dark background couldn’t be viewed at the same time with suitable clarity. HDR cameras can capture all the detail in the arc and background, providing images with more precision than is possible even with an operator observing the weld with their own eyes.
With HDR cameras, operators don’t need to be physically close to a weld to determine what’s happening. This frees operators from dangerous, uncomfortable conditions that expose them to significant health risks.
What would the use of HDR cameras look like? How would they be set up? Can they be used for both trailing and leading views? How many cameras would be most beneficial?
We address these questions in our whitepaper, “Welding Like You’ve Never Seen Before.”
You can learn how HDR cameras can be implemented in varied ways to meet specific needs. And you can see for yourself numerous screen shots that show the clarity of HDR images.
You can download the whitepaper for free right here.