WI2000/3000 – Weld Inspection for Tubes & Pipes
The WI2000/3000 post weld inspection system is a laser-based 3D inspection system specifically for the tube and pipe industry to detect a number of key quality issues related to the forming and welding processes on tube or pipe mills.
Defects inspected include mismatch, undercut, sunken welds, bead height, deflection, freeze line and scarfing defects down to 0.015mm in size on a typical tube or pipe mill. The system includes a high speed, high precision laser sensor head and integrated HMI console with real-time analysis and recording of production that can be integrated with the mill or process monitoring system and Industry 4.0 technologies.
The WI Weld Inspection system can be configured as a single head system, or as a double head unit. One head can be placed immediately after the weld box to detect weld related issues and one head immediately after scarfing to detect scarf related issues.
Measuring and monitoring these key variables is the first step in improving weld quality and optimizing production to meet the ever demaning quality requirements of the industry.