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April 2018: Looking Back

Posted by Margaret Montgomery on Friday, May 04, 2018 @ 04:24 PM

April was an extremely successful month for Xiris Automation! Read below for a recap of the month's events. 

Tube Dusseldorf 2018

Xiris exhibited at Tube Dusseldorf 2018 in Dusseldorf, Germany, from April 16-20. This was an important opportunity for those in the tube and tube processing industry to witness new technology and innovation in the field. We were thrilled to be an exhibitor at such a pre-eminent event! 


Our team demonstrated how our innovative quality control solutions add value to tube and pipe welding activities, especially for detecting problems sooner in the tube manufacturing process using our WI2000 inspection system.Overall, it was an extremely successful event for Xiris and an excellent opportunity to engage with leaders in the tube processing and fabrication industries.



Rapid + TCT

Xiris exhibited at the Rapid + TCT conference in Forth Worth, Texas, USA from April 24-26. Rapid is a significant event for innovation in the additive manufacturing industry, and attracted leaders in 3D Manufacturing from around the world. 

rapid booth

Through demonstrations and interactions with these companies, the Xiris team showed how our HDR weld cameras can decrease building times, reduce operating and engineering costs, and lower materials costs in research and development for Metal Additive Manufacturing. When our High Dynamic Range (HDR) weld cameras are added into an Additive Manufacturing machine, operators can monitor every step of the welding process in real time to ensure quality outputs, detecting any material placement issues such as warping without having to stop the machine.

Japan International Welding Show

Xiris attended the 2018 Japan International Welding Show in Tokyo from April 25- 28, displaying our cameras in the Matsumoto Group booth. This was Japan's largest exhibition of welding technology, and was thus an extremely significant opportunity for Xiris. 

Our extremely durable, industrialized weld camera was on display at the show, as seen below. 

Japan Welding show


If you are interested in learning about or displaying one of our cameras, please contact us here.



Topics: Tube and Pipe welding, weld, Tube Dusseldorf, conference, weld monitoring, XVC Weld Camera, color weld camera

Tube Düsseldorf Recap

Posted by Cameron Serles on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 09:34 AM

As the organizers of Wire & Tube Düsseldorf promised, the show held at the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre was a terrific success.  Running from April 7 until April 11, 2014, some 72,000 visitors from 104 different countries roomed the exhibition halls, excited to learn about the latest technology being offered to the International Tube market.

With over 50,000 square meters of exhibition space occupied, a 3.1% increase over 2012, those exhibitors participating in the tube side of the show rated their experience with top marks.  Technology presented ranged from raw materials & accessories, machinery for production, and measurement and control equipment. 

Xiris Automation Inc. participated with Magnetic Analysis Corporation (MAC) exhibiting our WI2000p, Tube & Pipe Weld Inspection technology & our XVC-O Weld Camera, a weld monitoring system, along with MAC’s Non-destructive testing equipment.

Apr 22.14 Blog Tube Dusseldorf

Observations from the show:

Xiris representatives had numerous discussions with companies interested in weld inspection and monitoring technology. Opportunities were reviewed with both existing customers while several new possibilities were discussed with potential customers.

A number of manufacturers of very small diameter tubes visited the booth interested in exploring ways to inspect tube as small as 2mm in diameter.  Interestingly, most of these manufacturers weld their tubes using a longitudinal laser welding process with very tight manufacturing tolerances.

With a number of new projects worldwide in offshore oil and gas, the resurgent interest in offshore pipeline was very clear.  New requirements for inspecting spiral welded and orthogonal butt welded pipe are raising the need for additional quality measurements.  In particular, the need to double weld many critical weld joints requires special inspection systems to detect defects after each weld process.

The majority of the attendees stopping by the booth were decision makers looking for ways to improve their productivity and production efficiencies.

The next Tube Düsseldorf will take place April 4 to 8th, 2016.  Further information can be found at

See you in 2016!

Topics: welding automation, Trade Show, Tube and Pipe welding, undercut, Tube Dusseldorf

Come Visit Us at Tube Düsseldof 2014!

Posted by Cameron Serles on Tuesday, April 01, 2014 @ 02:08 PM


April 01.14 Blog Tube logo

Xiris is in the final stages of preparation for next week’s Tube 2014 in Düsseldof, Germany, running from April 7 - 11.

Tube Düsseldorf is a leading trade fair for the global tube industry presenting a unique opportunity to meet with international visitors, decision makers and market leaders. And if the numbers from 2012 are any indication, we will be very busy! The 2012 Tube show saw over 4,659 visitors who came to investigate more than 1,178 exhibitors from 48 countries in 48,477 sq.m of exhibition space!

Xiris’ WI2000p, laser-based post weld inspection system, and our XVC-O, weld camera for Open Arc welding, will be on display in our partner’s booth - Magnetic Analysis Corporation, Hall 06, Stand G40.

We’re not only excited about demonstrating our products for the tube industry in this prestigious setting; we’re looking forward to meeting the innovative people and seeing the groundbreaking technology from other pioneering companies across the world.

If you’re going to be at Tube Düsseldorf, please visit booth Hall 6.0, Stand G40 there you’ll be able to see demonstrations the WI2000p as well as the XVC-O Weld Camera.

Better yet, please email us at to set up a personal product demonstration.

With over 2,400 of exhibitors registered, it’s a popular show, so there’s a good chance many of you are planning to attend, for the same good reasons we are. We know that it means you care about leading-edge technology.

Hope to see you in Düsseldorf, Germany!

Topics: weld camera, welding automation, Machine Vision, Welding Process, High Dynamic Range, Trade Show, Tube Dusseldorf

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