Weld Cameras

By delivering clear views of the brightest features of a welding torch tip while still being able to see the weld pool and surrounding darker background, Weld Cameras with High Dynamic Range imaging can improve weld quality, lower defect rates, increase worker efficiency and improve the health and safety of welding processes.

Combining sophisticated sensor technology with advanced electronics to provide high-contrast, High Dynamic Range images, the Xiris XVC-O is perfect for a wide range of applications, including MIG, MAG, TIG, Plasma, Laser and Stick welding, while the Xiris XVC-S is ideal for SAW.


XVC-O Weld Camera for Open Arc Welding

The XVC-O features a camera module with adjustable focus housed in a rugged IP54-rated enclosure able to withstand operating in harsh welding environments. The base package offers a complete, robust system with additional options such as air or liquid cooling, window dedusting and a variety of console and camera mounts.

The image is displayed on an IP54-rated HMI Console with rich software features that include image recording and playback.

These superior features make the XVC-O the logical OEM Camera system choice for remote monitoring in open arc welding applications!

XVC-O

Why Consider The XVC-O Weld Camera?

The Xiris XVC-O Weld Camera should be a critical component in your welding system, particularly where automation is being used to reduce costs and significantly increase production efficiencies. In situations where the welding process is precise, with tight fabrication tolerances and considerable value of the end product, the XVC-O camera system provides more information through better-quality images to assist you in making more-meaningful process and quality-control decisions.

The XVC-O allows the welding process to be viewed remotely (up to 40 m / 130 ft. away), providing real-time views of the torch, weld area and material during standard and high-power welding conditions.

Key Benefits of the XVC-O

  • Clear view of the weld tip
  • Reduced set-up time
  • Run-time productivity
  • Operational productivity
  • Health and safety
  • Real-time verification
  • Video recording

XVC-O Technical Specifications

General

Operating Ambient Environment < 45° C
Storage Environment -20 to +60° C

HMI Console

Dimensions 484mm (W) x 212mm (D) x 340mm (H)
Weight 16 kg
Input Power 100 - 240 VAC, 50 - 60 Hz
Display Size and Type 15" Flat Panel LCD Touch Screen
Computer PC running Windows® Embedded Operating System
Console Environmental Rating IP54 / NEMA 13
Hard Disk Storage Able to hold up to 14.5 hours of recorded video
Cooling Dual Continuous Fans
Other Ports USB, Ethernet, Video Output (Optional)
# of Cameras per Monitor Up to 2

System Options

Window De-Dusting system Camera and Console Mounting Options
Camera Air Cooling System Active Camera / HMI Console Air Cooling
Digital I/O Module High Volume Video Drive

Camera Module

Dimensions Approx. 50 x 51 x 132 mm (Short)
Approx. 50 x 51 x 202 mm (Extended)
Weight 0.500 Kg (Short) / 0.650 Kg (Extended)
Environmental Rating IP67 / NEMA 6
Sensor Ultra Wide Dynamic Range (140db+)
Sensor Resolution 1280 (H) x 1024 (V)
Remote Camera Controls Gain, Motorized Focus (Optional), Contrast Enhancement
Solid State Auxiliary Lighting 3 High Powered LEDs, controlled by Weld-On Sensor
Standoff See Chart Above (B)
Camera Module Mounting T-Slot, Compatible with M5 or 10-32 Screws
Front Protection Removable Protective Glass Cover
Cable Lengths 10 / 20 / 30 / 40 m

Software Functions

Crosshairs & Target Grid Contrast / Brightness Adjust
Automatic / Manual Light Control Image Sharpening
Ability to Record, Playback Video Up to 100X digital Image Zoom
Image Rotation (0°, 90°, 180°, 270°) Image Mirroring

XVC-O Weld Camera for Educators

The XVC-O Educational package offers a complete robust imaging solution right out of the box to get you started quickly, including a Camera Module, Mounting bracket, 20 m cable, HMI Console, and rich software features that include graphical overlays, image recording and playback.

It is an ideal addition to your classroom to provide high contrast, high dynamic range images with a clear view of the brightest features of a welding torch tip while still being able to see the weld pool and surrounding darker background!

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Why Consider the Educator XVC-O Weld Camera?

The ability of the XVC-O to be installed remotely from the weld instructor or student allows the welding process to be viewed up to 40m away by other students, providing a better view of the weld arc, torch and surrounding material during standard and high power welding conditions.

These superior features make the XVC-O Camera system an attractive choice for instructors and program managers of Open Arc welding education by providing:

  • A More Enjoyable Learning Experience
  • Less Time Required to Achieve Results
  • Reduced Material Consumption
  • Ability to Record Video for Review, Instruction or Analysis

Key Benefits of the XVC-O for Educators

  • Eliminate Space Constraints
  • Train More Students, Faster
  • Reduce Cost per Student
  • Health and safety
  • Video recording
  • Enhance Program Reputation

Educator XVC-O Technical Specifications

Camera Module

Dimensions Approx. 51 x 51 x 132 mm
Weight 0.500 Kg
Environmental Rating IP54 / NEMA 13
Sensor Ultra Wide Dynamic Range (140db+)
Sensor Resolution 1280 (H) x 1024 (V)
Remote Camera Controls Gain, Motorized Focus, Light Control, Contrast Enhancement
Solid State Auxiliary Lighting 3 High Powered LEDs, controlled manually or via Weld-On Sensor
Camera Module Mounting T-Slot, Compatible with M5 or 10-32 Screws
Front Protection Removable Protective Glass Cover

System Configuration

Single Camera Option Double Camera Option
1 x Camera 2 x Camera
1 x 20 M Cable 2 x 20 M Cable
HMI Console with VGA out HMI Console with VGA out
Air Preparation Unit Air Preparation Unit
1 x Vortex Cooler for Camera 2 x Vortex Cooler for Camera
1 x Camera Mounting Arm & Clamp 2 x Camera Mounting Arm & Clamp

HMI Console

Dimensions 484mm (W) x 212mm (D) x 340mm (H)
Weight 16 kg
Input Power 100 - 240 VAC, 50 - 60 Hz
Display Size and Type 15" Flat Panel LCD Touch Screen Display
Computer PC running Windows® Embedded Operating System
Console Environmental Rating IP54 / NEMA 13
Hard Disk Storage Able to hold up to 45 hours of recorded video
Cooling Dual Continuous Fans
Other Ports USB, Ethernet, Video Output (Optional)
# of Cameras per Monitor Up to 2

General

Operating Ambient Environment 10°- 35° C
Storage Environment -20 to +60° C

XVC-S Weld Camera for Submerged Arc Welding

The XVC-S Weld Camera provides a real-time view of the weld during the sub arc welding process. Housed in a rugged enclosure designed to withstand the weld environment, the XVC-S can act as a set-up tool to position the welding torch prior to welding or provide a means to adjust the welding position or welding parameters while the sub arc weld process is underway.

Out of the box and affordable, the XVC-S is able to reduce some of the pressures welding fabricators face today, providing a weld monitoring tool for submerged arc welding that allows manufacturers to be more productive and better meet the quality demands of the market.

XVC-S

Why Consider The XVC-S Weld Camera?

If you are using automation of submerged arc welding to reduce costs and increase productivity, the Xiris XVC-S Weld Camera should be an essential component in your automated system. The Xiris XVC-S Weld Camera allows the sub arc welding process to be viewed remotely, providing real time views of the torch, weld area and material during standard and high-power welding conditions.

The XVC-S increases productivity by increasing the “arc on time,” with less stopping of the process to make adjustments. The XVC-S also improves health and safety measures by removing the welder from the direct weld area.

Key Benefits of the XVC-S

  • Clear View of the weld tip
  • Reduced set-up time
  • Run-time productivity
  • Operational productivity
  • Health and safety
  • Real-time verification
  • Video recording

XVC-S Technical Specifications

Camera Module

Camera Sensor 768 pixels (H) x 494 pixels (V) Single Chip Colour CCD
Camera Module Size (max) 60 mm (L) X 60 mm (W) x 100mm (H) 2.4" (L) X 2.4" (W) x 3.9" (H)
Camera Weight 700 g / 24.7 oz.
Working Range: Standoff 150 – 400 mm / 5.9" - 15.7"
Working Range: Field of View (12mm lens) [87 x 63] mm to [211 x 154] mm [3.4" x 2.5"] to [8.3" x 6"]
Depth of Field (at max. resolution) 115 mm @ 400 mm / 4.5" @ 15.7"
Dynamic Range 60 dB
Lens Focus Manual
Weld Splatter Protection Removable, Protective Glass Cover
Solid State Auxilliary Lighting 2 white, high intensity LEDs Adjustable brightness
Air Pressure Requirements 3-4 bar / 45-60 psi
Camera Cooling (optional supply) Air filter + regulator with Vortex cooler
Camera Mount Mounting from Top or Bottom via 2 X M3 screws
Camera Support (option) Camera Articulated Arm with Super Clamp Mount
Cable Lengths 10 / 20 / 30 m
Power Required Input Power: 12 VDC
External Power Supply (included) Brick 100 - 240 VAC 50/60 Hz Autosensing, 5A.
Console Mount (option) Wall Mount support / Radial Arm support
Display Console Universal Enclosure
15” LCD 1024 X 768 display
High Bright Contrast auto adjust brightness Integrated cross hair overlay for target reference point
Feature rich push button menus for LCD and Cross Hair configuration
Operating Conditions Operating Temp: 0-45°C (32-113°F)
Storage Temp: -20-60°C (-4-140°F)