Tube and Pipe Inspection Systems

In tube and pipe production, there are two important conditions:

  • Precise forming for proper presentation to the weld area
  • Precise temperature for good fusion

Sounds simple, but operators, supervisors and quality managers face a variety of daily challenges during setup and production to achieve the conditions that positively impact efficiency and yield. Producers need to build integrity, performance and quality into their finished goods. Our technology offers a means to realize gains in these areas.

Tube and Pipe Inspections System

WI-2000p Post-Weld Inspection System

The Xiris WI-2000p measurement system is an industry first—designed for tube and pipe mills to measure these critical variables:

  • Deflection
  • Width
  • Mismatch
  • Roll
  • Undercut
  • Freeze Line

Key Benefits of the WI-2000p

  • Reduces operations costs / Increase efficiency
  • Reduces liability risk
  • Reduces material rejects
  • Improves quality & yield
  • Adds competitive advantage
 

WI-2000p Features

  • Easy to configure and tune settings on the fly for continuous production.
  • An unlimited number of (data) presets can be saved for later recall reducing required mill set up time.
  • Process monitoring through real-time trend reporting minimizes mill down time and scrap and simplifies mill setup.
  • Powered by our LaserVision™ software suite to give you high-speed processing with close data intervals.

 

  • Real-time trend reporting and alarm notification using accurate measurements of process variables to notify the operator immediately of both approaching tolerance breaches and weld faults.
  • Data logging for process playback gives the ability to evaluate shift efficiency, yield and raw material quality.
  • Direct integration with tube mill’s marking system allows a weld fault to be marked instantaneously without having to halt the mill.

WI-2000p Technical Specifications

Performance Characteristics

Sensor Head Parameters WI2000p SR5 WI2000p SR12 WI2000p SR26 WI2000p HR9 WI2000p HR12 WI2000p HR22
Min. Tube / Pipe Size (OD) 6 mm (0.15") 11 mm (0.43") 21 mm (0.83") 5 mm (0.20") 7 mm (0.28") 13 mm (0.51")
Max. Weld Bead Width 3.2 mm (0.13") 8.2 mm (0.32") 16 mm (0.63") 7.4 mm (0.29") 9.9 mm (0.39") 17.3 mm (0.68")
Optics            
Horizontal Field of View 4.7 mm (0.18") 12 mm (0.47") 25.5 mm (1.0") 8.7 mm (0.34") 12 mm (0.47") 21.5 mm (0.85")
Vertical Field of View @ 200 pixels 1.6 mm (0.06") 4.0 mm (0.16") 8.7 mm (0.34") 1.8 mm (0.07") 2.3 mm (0.09") 4.5 mm (0.18")
Horizontal Resolution 7 µm (0.0003") 18 µm (0.0007") 35 µm (0.0014") 9 µm (0.0004") 12 µm (0.0005") 21 µm (0.0008")
Vertical Resolution 8 µm (0.0003") 20 µm (0.0008") 37 µm (0.0015") 11 µm (0.0004") 13 µm (0.0005") 22 µm (0.0009")
Standard Speed [profiles/sec] 250 250 250 120 120 120
Laser line Thickness 3-5 pixels 3-5 pixels 3-5 pixels 3-5 pixels 3-5 pixels 3-5 pixels
Measurement Accuracy/Resolution ± 8 µm (± 0.0003") ± 20 µm (± 0.001") ± 37 µm (± 0.0015") ± 11 µm (± 0.0004") ± 13 µm (± 0.0005") ± 22 µm (± 0.0009")
Measured Weld Parameters            
Mismatch > ± 16 µm (0.0006") > ± 40 µm (0.0016") > ± 74 µm (0.0030") > ± 22 µm (0.0009") > ± 26 µm (0.0010") > ± 44 µm (0.0017")
Undercut, Bead Height & Deflection > 16 µm (0.0006") > 40 µm (0.0016") > 74 µm (0.0030") > 22 µm (0.0009") > 26 µm (0.0010") > 44 µm (0.0017")
Roll ± ¼ Bead Width ± ¼ Bead Width ± ¼ Bead Width ± ¼ Bead Width ± ¼ Bead Width ± ¼ Bead Width

General

Camera & Resolution Single Chip Monochrome CCD with GigE interface
• 656 x 492 pixels grey level (standard) using 656 x 200 window pixels
• Pixel size: 7.4 µm
Frame Rate 250 to 400 frames /sec with 656 x 100 window pixels; Images are acquired in a free running mode
Sensor Head 128 mm (5.0") (W) X 59 mm (3.1") (D) x 244 mm (9.6") (H); 4.0 Kg (9lb)
Sensor Head + Optional Mount Bracket – Size 128 mm (5.0") (W) X 222 mm (8.7") (D) x 346 mm (13.6") (H); 7.0 Kg (15lb)
Universal Mount / Adjust system for easy Vertical and Horizontal set-up
HMI Enclosure Industrial enclosure with 15" Touch Screen LCD, Wall-Mount standard
500 mm (19.6") (W) X 230 mm (9.1") (D) x 340 mm (13.4") (H); 16 Kg (35lb)
GUI Languages Supported English, German, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese. Others on request
Cooling Assembly Adjustable Air pressure for coolant inlet:
Sensor Head: 55 L/min @ 6 bar (2 cfm @ 90 psi)
PC Console: 425 L/min @ 6 bar (15 cfm @ 90 psi)
Machine Interface 16 digital inputs (5-48 VDC, opto-isolated, NPN)
16 digital outputs (5-48 VDC, opto-isolated open collector)
Cable 10m (32.8’) standard – other lengths available
Fully compliant to IEC6100-4-2 Level 4, IEC6100-4-4 Level 4 Electrical Immunity
Operating Conditions Power: 100 –240 VAC, 500 watts, 50-60 Hz.
Ambient Temperature: 10-50 °C (50-122°F)
Sensor Operating Temperature (internal with air coolant): 12–30°C (59-86°F)
Supported Tube / Pipe Size Minimum (Outside Diameter): 11 mm (0.43")