In a recent video from MITUSA, they showcase a Xiris XVC Weld Camera integrated on a longitudinal seam welder. A seamer is an automatic welding cell that joins together two plates of a large pipe or cylinder with seams that can be up to 30 ft (10 m) long. The seamer featured in the video is used for welding inside pipes or cylinders of steel, stainless steel or aluminum and can be used with most welding processes such as GTAW, GMAW, PAW and SAW.
Such machines typically weld end to end, during which an operator must watch and steer the seam alignment of the weld head(s) to ensure that a smooth and consistent weld is produced. Typically, fabricators are challenged with needing to have an operator walk along the inner diameter of the material, constantly bending over to be able to see and monitor the weld in process. These operators are tasked with trying to stay safe while also jumping between the weld heads and the controls in order to maintain alignment to the weld seam as well as to each other.
This is where Xiris weld cameras come in. As seen in the above video, Xiris weld cameras can be mounted ahead of the torch to view the process before, during and after welding. The weld cameras are coupled with motorized slides to allow adjustment if required. The operator is then able to view the live GMAW linear seam weld and make adjustments to control the alignment as it is happening, from the safety of the control podium.
The weld camera featured in the video, as like all Xiris weld cameras, has been designed to tolerate such difficult welding conditions as: high heat, variable light intensity, and an enormous range of brightness. This is beneficial for seamer applications that can use such a camera to improve production quality, productivity, and health and safety. Integrating a Xiris weld camera into your seamer application can be very easy: the fabricator can just put the display console in place and go! To learn more, request to speak with one of our experts.
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