FAQ

Welding Camera

[Sept. 1, 2010]—[Invisual E. Inc. is pleased to announce the introduction of the ICAM-WD digital weld viewing and monitoring system as a tool for improving welding automation and quality control.

The ICAM 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 and operator health and safety are prime rea­sons for the ICAM in welding automation.

Apart from weld viewing, the system has capabilities such as I/O and an onboard programmable area for advanced functionality such as weld inspection or closed loop welding process control. Some of the feature set includes:

  • Compliance with Protection standards DIN 3-7 gas welding Din 9-13 electro welding
  • Dynamic range > 140dB
  • Auto brightness and exposure adjustment
  • No blooming effects or image artifacts in scene
  • Stand alone system with direct VGA connect, I/O connect
  • Ethernet connect to network or PC
  • Reticule overlay
  • ICAM software to access system parameters
welding camera

As a setup tool a few examples include, viewing the weld torch for pre-start weld position and measuring wire stick out length. As a run time and training tool, examples include viewing the arc, puddle, degree of weld spatter and position. Post welding examples include go / no go conditions for weld inspection.For customers requiring quality assurance, the ICAM records images and video to disk.

Invisual E. Inc has signed a partner agreement with the developer of ICAM, for the Americas region.

About Invisual E. Inc. Invisual E. Inc. is dedicated to the advancement of quality, efficiency and capabilities for manufacturing.

welding camera[March 5th , 2011]—— Invisual E. Inc. is pleased to make available the offer of our digital welding camera system with weld parameter monitor as a tool for improving welding automation, knowledge and quality control.

Utilizing the ICAM-WD welding camera system, and combining the video data with the data from arc welding processes such as Volts, Amps, Gas, travel speed provides unique opportunities for quality control, quality assurance, training, education and research.

The weld monitoring utilizes high speed signal processing and the user defines either thresholds or work envelopes within which ideal welding occur. Out of tolerance values are identified with output signaling to the process if desired. The digital welding camera utilizes specific signal processing to manage the incoming light and provides clear visualization of the weld in real time.
The weld monitoring data is then mapped with the video frames in real time allowing for the opportunity to visually see the welding as well as the corresponding welding parameters.

The archived data can then be replayed and the user can zoom in on a part of the welding curve and see the corresponding welding video frames. Combining these technologies allows a user to see weld defects such as pores, adhesion, arc faults, penetration defects, influence of gas and wire and why they occurred.

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.

welding camera[April 22nd , 2011]— Invisual E. Inc. is pleased to have been selected as the vendor to deliver a multi-media welding camera system for Conestoga College.

In today’s modern manufacturing environment, the welding program leadership team at Conestoga College, agreed it was time they brought media into the welding lab. We live in a world of multi-media, and it is ever present in our daily life. The next generation of industrial workers is certainly very tech-able.

They will be able to create as many welding camera settings as they desire, load the settings remotely depending on the welding process under study. Furthermore, the professor will be more effective and efficient at demonstrating technique to a group.
Some of the key uses they sought which the welding camera system delivers on are:
  • Real time visibility of what is happening at the weld
  • Educational teaching aid, presentations and improved group learning
  • Skills and applications demonstrations and video archiving
  • Lab development
  • Course material in media format
  • Improved use of teaching resources
 

Says Invisual E, “We always felt strongly towards a welding camera system as a tool in the educational environment; we just needed a client to validate our thinking.” The director of the welding program provided this insight, “We were very impressed with this system and its future potential for us. We see some of the work we would like to do as live demos in our skills shop and have the camera connected directly to a large screen monitor mounted on a shop wall.”

About Conestoga College. 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.

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.

welding camera[July 22 , 2011]— Invisual E. Inc. is pleased to have been selected as the vendor for a welding camera system as part of an OEM solution.

The OEM solution consisted of a large manipulator with a dual MIG / SUB ARC welding head. One of the key components of the application was the ability of the welding camera to see both the sub arc process and the Mig process. The welding camera ICAM-WD has the ability to set two dynamic range thresholds. Setting two threshold responses provides opportunity f or dynamic switching between thresholds via an IO signal or threshold boundaries.

The light intensity is drastically different during sub-arc welding vs. mig welding and as a result the light attenuation requires very different configurations. The configurations are stored the camera memory and in this application called when the light intensity crossed a threshold value.

Says the OEM, “We are running the video across 50m of cable length, the signal is clear, setup was easy, and Invisual E was there to help us configure the welding camera properly.”

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.