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Reliable Positioning of Welding Seams in Welding Systems

Reliable Positioning of Welding Seams in Welding Systems

Fully automated welding places great demands on quality and precision. Consequently, the correct position of the respective seam must be reliably detected before the welding process is started in the robot cell. Welding systems are equipped with innovative weCat3D 2D/3D profile sensors for the purpose of weld seam tracking.

Pre-Release: 2D/3D Profile Sensor MLZL

2D/3D Profile Sensor for Welding Applications MLZL

Fully automated welding places great demands on quality and precision. Consequently, the correct position of the respective seam must be reliably detected before the welding process is started. Welding systems are equipped with innovative weCat3D 2D/3D profile sensors for the purpose of weld seam tracking. The MLZL series of the weCat3D series is ideally suited for this application thanks to integrated cooling and air purging of the optics.

Technical Data for Explorers

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Outstanding Performance and Efficiency: The weCat3D Series for Welding Systems

Fillet weld | V seam | HV seam | Y seam | HY seam | Sealing bead 

The compact weCat3D profile sensor is mounted directly to the welding torch. The welding system moves along the entire contour of the object during the process. The measured data of the sensor recorded in this way is continuously sent to the controller via the created program in the wenglor uniVision software, which runs on the BB1C001 analysis module. This happens at the same time as the welding process – the weld seam tracking then follows.
Protective housing for weld seam tracking
 
  • ​​​​​​Stable evaluation during the welding process
  • Approved interfaces of renowned robot manufacturers for uniVision software
  • Cost-effective complete system consisting of sensor technology, analysis module and software
  • High temperatures possible thanks to protective housing, protective screens and cooling units
  • Large working distance with small sensor housing



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Suitable for All Types of Joints

2D/3D profile sensors can be used for various types of joints.

Butt joints

Weld seam tracking: Butt joints

Lap joints

Weld seam tracking: Butt joints

Parallel joints

Weld seam tracking: Butt joints

T-joints

Weld seam tracking: Butt joints

Double-tee joints

Weld seam tracking: Butt joints

Corner joints

Weld seam tracking: Butt joints

Multiple joints

Weld seam tracking: Butt joints

Angular joints

Weld seam tracking: Butt joints

Highly Flexible Thanks to Interfaces

wenglor offers appropriate interfaces in order to ensure that the innovative weCat3D 2D/3D profile sensors can be quickly and easily integrated into welding controllers.

FANUC interface plugin

Plugin Yaskawa Interface

Plugin KUKA Interface

​​​​​​​Plugin ABB Interface
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More Application Diversity for Industry

Numerous industries are profiting from the innovative combination of robot welding cells with wenglor sensors and analysis modules.

Automotive industry

Weld seam tracking in the automotive industry

Shipbuilding

Weld seam tracking in the automotive industry

Steel industry

Weld seam tracking in the automotive industry

Rail industry

Weld seam tracking in the automotive industry

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