The WI2000 post weld inspection system is a laser based 3D inspection system created for the tube and pipe industry to detect quality issues related to the forming and welding processes on smaller diameter tube or pipe mills.
Several models of the WI2000 are available depending on the Field of View (FOV) requirements, type of Mill and size of the Tube/Pipe being run during the welding process. Suitable for tube / pipe with Outside Diameters of 5-200 mm (0.2-8″) with a maximum Weld Bead Width of about 10 mm (0.4″).
The standard WI2000 system is composed of an Image Acquisition Assembly (including Sensor Head, Sensor Cooling, Sensor Mount/Adjust assembly), an Image Processing/Display console (HMI Console with touchscreen monitor, Industrialized PC with Air Cooling), status light tower and interface control module.
Set up production equipment faster through immediate measurement feedback of process inputs.
Reduce the number of line qualifications that are required, and related micrographs to be taken of new production runs.
Reduce the time required to correct and out-of-control process; Find defects earlier on the production line with better defect detection.
Improve overall Customer Satisfaction with better defect detection, ability to record defect and review offline. Detect defects other NDT equipment cannot detect.