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Future Possibilities for Audio Monitoring of Welding

Xiris has been at the forefront of weld monitoring for more than a decade by continuously innovating and developing new technologies.  With our new audio monitoring solution entering the market, our team is already anticipating what we will learn and how we can build on this technology to further enhance …

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A Unique Application for Xiris Weld Cameras: Schlieren Imaging

At Xiris we are all about viewing weld processes in ways you’ve never seen before. Surely most people have not seen the imaging capabilities of a weld camera in a Schlieren application, which is why we wanted to share it. The Xiris Blog

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Thermally Enhanced Weld Camera Improves Productivity in HSAW

A challenge most fabricators face when using Helical Submerged Arc Welding (HSAW), also known as spiral welding, is ensuring that the welding torch is aligned with the seam during the inner diameter weld.  As a granular flux is used in HSAW, it usually covers the welding process, obscuring the operators’ …

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Using Weld Cameras to Monitor Laser Bed Additive Manufacturing

In an effort to accelerate the industrialization and adoption of metal additive manufacturing (MAM) processes, fabricators have been pursuing in-situ process monitoring with the help of weld cameras.  The Xiris Blog

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Using Template Matching to Locate Features in a Weld Process

Xiris has recently introduced a new version of its WeldStudio software with a powerful set of template matching tools.  Template matching is a technique in machine vision that finds small portions of an image which match a template, or model, image.  When used in imaging welding processes, it can have …

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Using Edge Filters on Weld Camera Images

Xiris Weld Cameras generate video that allow operators to monitor their welding process remotely.  Sometimes it can be difficult to see subtle features or detect details of the weld process that can be used by the operator to adjust the process.  Advanced Edge Detectors are software tools that highlight regions …

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Pre-Recording Buffering of Weld Image Video

A key feature of the Xiris Weld Camera includes being able to record and playback video of captured weld processes. Sometimes when starting to record a weld video, it can be difficult to capture the initial moments of the weld process. This could mean missing desired points of the weld …

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What Does Welding Sound Like? SMAW

“Most welding shop foremen who interview welders give them a weld test and know from halfway across the shop by the sound of the weld if that welder will pass the test.”1 This quote from GoWelding.org highlights how important sound is in welding. This is why our team at Xiris …

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5 Welding Applications Where Angled Optics Optimize Monitoring

The XVC-700, the new weld camera from Xiris, features a unique flex design allowing for a “periscope” configuration of the housing. This means this camera can be mounted anywhere from 0-135° relative to the main body axis of the housing. The Xiris Blog

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Fall Tradeshow Recap

After another busy quarter, we are taking a look back at some of the major trade shows we attended that helped define a successful fall season for Xiris. The Xiris Blog

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Three Benefits of Adding Audio to your Weld Camera

Experienced, professional welders agree that sound is often just as valuable in monitoring welding as being able to see what is going on in the welding process. Issues with wire feed speed, voltage, shielding gas, current and other parameter inputs can all be heard, sometimes more than they can be …

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Detecting Skip Welds During Fabrication

Skip welding, otherwise known as Tack Welding, is a commonly used welding technique used by fabricators to help limit excess heat penetration in, and therefore minimize distortion of the parent material during welding. However, sometimes weld skips can occur unexpectedly and disrupt the process of a good weld. Weld skips …

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Xiris in the Community

At Xiris we believe in giving back to the communities in which we live and work by creating a positive impact to support our surrounding neighbourhoods. As we enter the new year, we wanted to reflect back on all the initiatives our dedicated team took part in during 2019. The …