- Published: December 2009
Real-time weld process monitoring
- Published: April 2008
- Region: Global
- 312 Pages
- Woodhead Publishing Ltd
Welding processes are being increasingly automated and are operating at higher speeds. Monitoring the quality of welds produced by such processes is becoming ever more important as humans are becoming more-and-more remote from the actual welding operation. Many new systems are being developed which can monitor automated (and non-automated) welding processes in real-time. The systems can also detect hidden defects that even a trained quality assurance professional would find difficult to spot. The monitoring systems are non-destructive and improve the quality of the weld and components produced, as well as reducing the scrap rate. The systems are fast, reliable and cost-effective.
An analysis of welding process monitoring and control.
Part 1 Monitoring technologies: Arc sensors in weld monitoring
- Optical sensors in welding
- Infrared sensors in welding
- Ultrasonic sensors in welding.
Part 2 Monitoring of welding processes
- Weld seam monitoring
- Weld profile monitoring
- Weld penetration monitoring
- Weld pool surface monitoring
- Monitoring resistance welding
- Monitoring laser welding.
YiMing Zhang is James R Boyd Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Kentucky. Professor Zhang is internationally-known for his research in machine vision and control systems and their application in such areas as robotic welding.