Initial Situation:

Weld seam localisation on tubes

Client produces different sizes of metal tubes and intends to inspect the weld seam surface. As this inspection focuses on internal flaws, it takes place by ultrasonic equipment. The laser scanner in this case is useful for another purpose.

Particular Challenges:

Manual inspection for small defects and manually identifying the highest point of the grinded longitudinal weld bead is nearly impossible.

QuellTech Solution:

The QuellTech Laser Scanner Q6-C15-45 with its high resolution perfectly matches the requirements for a reliable weld seam localisation, as it is able to scan glossy tubes and obtain a reflection free 3D point cloud. This point cloud analyzed by the Quelltech Software, delivers the highest point of the profile and outputs an alarm if the corresponding item is out of tolerance. In these cases, the ultrasonic inspection can be omitted.

Benefits for the Client:

The whole testing procedure could be accelerated: QuellTech Laser Scanner delivers quickly the coordinates to guide the ultrasonic test system on the weld seam in a reliable measurement. This way tubes with faulty seams can be screened in no time.

Is the QuellTech laser weld seam localisation suitable for your particular application? 

Feasibility studies for the particular task can be performed beforehand. Initial test measurement (free of charge). Simply send us a corresponding sample. Flexible and affordable adaptation to customer specific requirements within a short delay. Safe and reliable products, proven in practical applications.