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[MAY 22nd, 2012]—[Invisual E.  Inc. is pleased to have been selected as vendor for multi-view welding camera solution. The end user solution consists of a five head welding machine each welding simultaneously.  One of the key components of the application was the ability of the system to allow for the operator to see five simultaneous streaming video at the same time. The welding camera ICAM-WA  was chosen as the hardware platform given the price and performance balance that the client needed. The  task was to deliver a system that combined five weld camera views into a single display that was technically viable, high quality and on budget.   Invisual was able to meet this task and as a result the operator has a multi view weld camera system with the ability to adjust the size of the viewing window. Says the manufacturer, “we were running into issues of operator safety and skin burns due to the multi-head process. The welding camera was the appropriate way to go. Invisual E has a platform that is able to meet our needs”. Says Invisual E, “ This demonstrates the commitment we have to tackle and solve client requests and build our satisfied client list” To view additional details about our welding cameras follow this link: http://www.invisuale.com/solutions/weld-camera.html

About Invisual E. Inc.

Invisual E. Inc is dedicated to advancements of quality, efficiency and capabilities for manufacturing. A technology firm that works with OEM, integrators and manufacturers to build brands, expand markets, grow revenues. Pierre Huot is the founder of Invisual E. He received an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business and a B.A. in Science, Chemical Engineering from the University of Ottawa. He is the author of several published case studies and white papers.
[June 22 , 2012]— If you produce welded tube, you are already aware that tube mills need constant monitoring. Many variables are at play, such as the dimensions, hardness, and edge condition of the incoming material; the heat input delivered to the steel; setup and the condition of the mill. HFI or erw pipe & tube production is the fastest methods to produce tube and pipe. The industry faces several pressures such as high competition, both domestically and foreign, raw material costs, and client quality demands.  As a sub process to the automotive assembly,  erw pipe mills need to be efficient,  and have high yield To the layman observer, producing erw tube and erw pipe seems straightforward.  Material goes into the mill and formed sections exit.  People in the industry understand that the process is complicated and the challenge is to maximize efficiency and yield amongst the dynamics of the erw pipe production process.   Monitoring systems and tools are available to the automotive manufacturing department with the aim of increasing yield, efficiency and quality.  From the entry to the mill to the exit of the mill, these systems provided by Invisual E Inc. offer tangible economic and technical benefit. The process areas that are important and impact the quality of the welded tube are the following:
  1. Butt Weld Detection : Monitoring the butt weld splice reduces tool wear
  2. Edge entry Inspection: Monitoring the edge conditions as they enter the mill determine material quality and will impact the quality of the forged weld.
  3. Weld Monitoring: Monitoring for lack of fusion, mismatch, seam roll, weld bead profile determine the quality of the weld, heat input, and weld pressure.
  4. Post Scarf Monitoring: Monitoring for tool wear, tool depth and subsequent loss of wall material and tool chatter.
  5. Sizing Monitor:  Monitoring the sizing of the  erw tube at the exit ensures that the mill tooling is properly setup and also tracks sizing roller wear
These systems are tied to a set of control limits and robust IO for operator alerts, mill integration and historian databases.  Data mining the historian offers great opportunities for correlation modeling.  An example of this would be the correlation of weld bead height to weld temperature or heat input.   To view additional detail and video about this system follow this link: http://www.invisuale.com/solutions/tube-and-pipe-technology.html  

About Invisual E. Inc.

Pierre Huot founded Invisual E Inc. in response to a desire to implement his vision to the market for identified needs for manufacturing. Huot's adherence to a customer-driven development approach combined with his strategic abilities helping OEM, integrators and manufacturers deliver improvements on key objectives  to build brands, expand markets and grow revenues through the implementation of control systems, process improvement and quality management systems Huot possesses an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business and a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Ottawa. He is the author of several published case studies and white papers.
[Oct 22, 2012]—[Invisual E.  Inc. is pleased to announce the build of a multi-camera welding camera solution The end user solution consists of five welding cameras displaying simultaneous video to the viewing screen. One of the key components of the application was the ability of the system to allow for an operator to see up to five simultaneous streaming video at the same time. The welding camera ICAM-WA was integrated into the system to offer a strong solution at an affordable price. The system is fully integrated into a main control console. Each welding camera is independently controlled via the selector switches and LED pot. A main power switch, camera power switch and led power switch provide the operator with full control over the system. The welding camera system is touch screen driven whereby the operator can select any one of the mini views and it becomes the view in focus and expands to full screen. Pressing the screen again, brings it back to multi view. Says the client, “we were running into issues of operator safety and skin burns due to the multi-head process. The welding camera was the appropriate way to go. Invisual E has a platform that is able to meet our needs”. Says Invisual E, “ This demonstrates the commitment we have to tackle and solve client requests and build our satisfied client list” To view additional details about our welding cameras follow this link: ://www.invisuale.com/solutions/weld-camera.html  

About Invisual E. Inc.

Invisual E. Inc is dedicated to advancements of quality, efficiency and capabilities for manufacturing. A technology firm that helps OEM, integrators and manufacturers deliver improvements on key objectives to build brands, expand markets, and grow revenues. Pierre Huot is the founder of Invisual E. He received an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business and a B.A. in Science, Chemical Engineering from the University of Ottawa. He is the author of several published case studies and white papers.
[May 22, 2012]—[Invisual E.  Inc. is pleased to announce that we successfully completed the installation of a butt weld system on an ERW HFI tube production line. The client, producing oil and gas pipe provided the gateway for us to deliver this project. HFI or erw pipe tube production is the fastest methods to produce tube and pipe. The industry faces several pressures such as high competition, both domestically and foreign, raw material costs, and client quality demands. To be profitable, erw pipe mills need to be efficient, have high yield and volume. To the layman observer, producing erw tube and erw pipe seems straightforward. Material goes into the mill and round sections exit. People in the industry understand that the process is complicated and the challenge is to maximize efficiency and yield amongst the dynamics of the erw pipe production process. As a supplier to oil and gas, quality is paramount to successful programs. High value and of key importance for this ERW / HFI tube producer, is the ability for the butt weld system to signal the butt weld whereby the signal is used in their control structure. To achieve this task, a pair of sensors are used in conjunction with one another. Both sensors need to trigger within a predetermined time limit for the butt weld signal output to the master PLC control. To view additional detail and video about this system follow this link:  http://www.invisuale.com/solutions/tube-and-pipe-technology.html     About Invisual E. Inc. Pierre Huot founded Invisual E Inc. in response to a desire to implement his vision to the market for identified needs for manufacturing. Huot's adherence to a customer-driven development approach combined with his strategic abilities helping OEM, integrators and manufacturers deliver improvements on key objectives  to build brands, expand markets and grow revenues through the implementation of control systems, process improvement and quality management systems Huot possesses an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business and a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Ottawa. He is the author of several published case studies and white papers.      
[May 23, 2013]—[Invisual E.  Inc. is pleased to announce the offer of an automated seam tracking system for beam welding and web to flange welding for improving welding automation and quality control. The iWeld-STS system offers the advantage of productivity and quality gains, better deployment of workforce. With a small capital investment, a manufacturer can be efficient and increase their production rates.   Welding travel speeds are increased beyond the manual ability of an operator.  Traditionally, beam welding or web to flange arc welding projects have deployed tactile seam tracking systems.    The inherent issues that can be annoying with tactile seam tracking are space constraints and in some cases the tactile probe bounces causing off seam welding. The iWeld-STS provides automatic position control in two axes via a closed loop motion control algorithm during the arc welding process.  Two scanners are placed 90 degrees to each other and read the surface to sensor datum.  The real time data is fed through the control loop and outputs either an analog or digital signal which are correction values.  The correction signals are applied to the motors to maintain the correct position. The scanner operates with an accuracy of +/- 50microns or 0.002” and scans at a rate of 250Hz.  Seam tracking mode:
  • Set setpoint, tolerance limits, deadband limits
  • Auto home sequence
  • Run in Manual and Auto mode
  • Jog the slides via touchscreen or joystick
  • Displays the setpoint value and error
  • IO for turning on/off the arc welding process
  • E-stop
The system can be equipped with a welding camera for visualization at the same time. The arc weld viewing camera has the following capabilities:
  • Manual or motorized zoom lens
  • 60frames per second
  • Dynamic range > 140dB
  • Auto brightness and exposure adjustment
  • No blooming effects or image artifacts in scene
  • Stand alone system with direct video connect
  • Reticule overlay
To view additional detail and video about this system follow this link: http://www.invisuale.com/solutions/weld-camera.html

 

About Invisual E. Inc.

Invisual E. Inc is dedicated to advancements of quality, efficiency and capabilities for manufacturing. A technology firm that works with OEM, integrators and manufacturers to build brands, expand markets, grow revenues. Pierre Huot is the founder of Invisual E. He received an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business and a B.A. in Science, Chemical Engineering from the University of Ottawa. He is the author of several published case studies and white papers.
[May 23, 2013]—[Invisual E.  Inc. is pleased to announce the offer of a welding camera system combined with automated height control as a tool for improving welding automation and quality control. The ICAM welding camera system extends the operator’s view of the weld zone by providing real time display and capture of the weld arc. Setup, remote guidance, inspection, process control, quality and operator health and safety are prime rea­sons for the ICAM in welding automation. In combination our iWeld-STM provides automatic height control via a closed loop motion control algorithm to assist the operator during the arc welding process.  The scanner operates with an accuracy of +/- 50microns or 0.002” and scans at a rate of 250Hz.  Seam tracking mode:
  • Set setpoint, tolerance limits, deadband limits
  • Auto home sequence
  • Run in Manual and Auto mode
  • Jog the slides via touchscreen or joystick
  • Displays the setpoint value and error
  • IO for turning on/off the arc welding process
  • E-stop
The arc weld viewing camera has the following capabilities:
  • Manual or motorized zoom lens
  • 60frames per second
  • Dynamic range > 140dB
  • Auto brightness and exposure adjustment
  • No blooming effects or image artifacts in scene
  • Stand alone system with direct video connect
  • Reticule overlay
Says the clients who have implemented the system, “ We were looking for something that could improve our productivity.  The welding camera was a nice option and we didn’t want to go to a fully automated seam tracking system.  For arc welding, this combination of a welding camera with automatic control of the vertical axis is a good middle ground.”  For customers requiring improved quality and productivity, this system is a proven tool for welding automation.   To view additional detail and video about this system follow this link: http://www.invisuale.com/solutions/weld-camera.html

 

About Invisual E. Inc.

Invisual E. Inc is dedicated to advancements of quality, efficiency and capabilities for manufacturing. A technology firm that works with OEM, integrators and manufacturers to build brands, expand markets, grow revenues. Pierre Huot is the founder of Invisual E. He received an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business and a B.A. in Science, Chemical Engineering from the University of Ottawa. He is the author of several published case studies and white papers.

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