Servizio Comunitario di Informazione in materia di Ricerca e Sviluppo - CORDIS

Assisting process devices (joint finder)

The RemoWeld project aimed to an extended, sustainable and competitive use of remote laser welding systems promoting the development of competitive manufacturing procedures. Between January 1st 2001 and December 30st 2003 CRF has been involved in the joint finder realisation.

The main objectives were:
- Accurate and rapid reading;

- Automatic offset of the machine trajectory;

- User-friendly, non-contact and cost effective;

- Front optics and sensor protected against fume and dust generated by the process.

The system use the same camera employs for autofocus and acquire at the beginning of the process the workpiece position onto the clamping device. In the next components the algorithm acquire the workpiece component and compare the new position respect the "reference". The algorithm adjusts the weld path in real time.

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FIAT Research Centre
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