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Notes from ABB Robotics Technology Days

Posted by Cornelius Sawatzky on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 @ 02:04 PM

ABB is celebrating 40 years of excellence in the robotics industry and further demonstrated their role as a leading technology provider with their successfully hosted event - ABB Robotics 2014 Technology Days at its Auburn Hills, Michigan location.

Over 80 products were showcased by countless Value Providers, ABB product managers and senior officials from around the globe who were present to provide hands on demonstrations. Technical seminars were also offered throughout the event and covered a range of application training workshops to technology specific sessions.

Weld Camera for Open Arc

Xiris participated as a Value Provider sponsor and also hosted a session on High Dynamic Range Imaging for Welding. With only standing room left, attendees were introduced to a history of Weld Camera developments and advancements made in Weld Camera technologies. High Dynamic Range Imaging is now commonly used in various open arc welding applications ranging from TIG, MIG to Plasma and Laser. Using a camera to view the weld process in real time allows the weld operator to monitor and adjust the weld process immediately while staying in a safe and comfortable environment. Applications where Weld Cameras are most beneficial in production environments were discussed and attendees had the opportunity to view sample videos of various applications.

Despite the challenging travel conditions Mother Nature had in store days leading up to the event, the show floor was busy with many visitors from various sectors of the automation industry. Customers had the opportunity to see equipment in action and meet with experts to discuss their specific applications.

We are enthused about the reception of Xiris as a camera technology provider and we were delighted to participate in an event that showcased innovative technology along with providing a forum for open networking to discuss application challenges in automation technologies.

Tags: remote monitoring, weld camera, welding automation, Machine Vision

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