It’s essential that operators who control and adjust automatic welding processes see all the elements of the environment around a weld. These processes can present a problem for operators. An automatic welding environment is often too congested or too dangerous to have operators directly monitor the weld process while under operation (think scaffolding on the side of a pressure vessel, or small pinch points around a robotic welding station).
How can you, as a fabricator, have your operators properly monitor the welding process remotely?
The effective solution is to use a camera, but not just any type of camera. What you need is a weld camera that can see the very bright light source of a weld arc, as well as the neighboring dark areas of the background such as the parent material, melt pool and torch tip. So, how can a weld camera help your business?