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Advanced Weld Cameras: The Rental Option

Eric McCarron
Written by Eric McCarron on August 17, 2022

The Xiris XVC-O Weld Camera features High Dynamic Range imaging, a technology that enables Weld Cameras to provide manufacturers with productivity and quality gains never before possible with cameras.

High Dynamic Range imaging combines advanced camera and image-processing technologies to give operators a clear, real-time image of the welding process, including both the super-bright arc region and the dark surrounding background

Because operators using a Weld Camera without this capability have to periodically adjust lighting in order to clearly see all the detail of the weld, High Dynamic Range imaging results in increased welding output. And because the images are of such high quality, operators have greater visibility into the process than possible with traditional Weld Cameras—leading to improved quality control.

But as with any new technology, there is an initial cost for taking advantage of it. The expense of purchasing an XVC-O (or XVC-S for Sub Arc Welding) is a small price to pay for the long-term benefits; nonetheless, it is a capital investment—and it’s not always the right time to purchase an asset, no matter how attractive its potential return on investment.

Fortunately, as with most commercial equipment, Xiris Weld Cameras can also be rented, allowing companies to pay monthly payments rather than a lump cash payment, thereby preserving working capital for other business needs. (And the rental programs can typically be structured to allow for rent-to-own.)

Red-D-Arc Adds Xiris                                                                                                     

As part of our effort to make our Weld Cameras easily available for rental, Xiris has recently partnered with Red-D-Arc Welderentals, which the Rental Equipment Registry dubbed as the “industry’s leading welder rental specialist” in its 2013 list of the top 100 equipment leasing companies (Red-D-Arc ranked #22 overall).

Red-D-Arc is leasing Xiris Weld Cameras with advanced camera technology.On its website, Red-D-Arc is now featuring both the XVC-O and the XVC-S. Red-D-Arc also has the XVC-S installed on a manipulator it's exhibiting at Fabtech 2013, currently underway in Chicago.

Our Weld Cameras are housed in an extremely rugged enclosure, and when rented through Red-D-Arc, they are sent out in a sturdy Pelican case, making them easy to return in one piece.

If you’d like to gain the benefits of the XVC-O or XVC-S without the capital commitment of a purchase, leasing through Red-D-Arc could be the path for you.


Advanced Weld Cameras can add substantial value to automated welding operations—and that value can be gained through purchasing or leasing. You don’t have to spend a lot of cash to begin reaping the benefits of this exciting technology now.

To learn more about the Xiris XVC-O and XVC-S, or to set up a personal demonstration, please call 905.331.6660 ext. 258 or email us at


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