Weld & Profile Geometry

Geometry Inspections

for Large Tube & Pipe

A precision laser-based 3D inspection system to detect quality issues related to forming & welding processes on larger diameter tube or pipe mills.

Making welded tube and pipe requires several key variables to be in check for efficient, stable production and to meet the increasing quality demands of the industry. Mill dynamics, from setup to production, have an impact on the stability of these variables and measurement / monitoring is the first step in controlling these variables and improving weld quality.

Xiris’s proven laser-based vision system technology with high resolution, fast data capture and analysis rates provides real-time detection of defects down to 0.030 mm in size. Defects inspected include mismatch, undercut, sunken welds, bead height, deflection, freeze line and scarfing defects.

Several models of the WI-3000 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.

The WI-3000 system is particularly suitable for a wide range of HF Mills making tube/pipe from OD >12 mm with bead sides up to 28mm wide. Other applications also include Longitudinal or Spiral Pipe manufacturing.

Reduce Set Up & Lab Time

Set up production equipment faster through immediate measurement feedback of process inputs. Reduce the number of required line qualifications and related micrographs to be taken of new production runs.

Reduce Mill Downtime

Reduce the time required to correct and out-of-control process; Find defects earlier on the production line with better defect detection.

Improve Customer Satisfaction

Reduce customer returns with better defect detection, ability to record defect and review offline. Detect defects other NDT equipment cannot detect.

Seeing is believing

The standard WI-3000 system is composed of an Image Acquisition Assembly (including Sensor Head, Sensor Mount/adjust assembly), an Image Processing/Display console (HMI Console with touchscreen monitor, Industrialized PC), status light tower and interface control module. The WI-3000 system is liquid cooled.

Monitor These Defects for Process Control


Xiris Mismatch

Freeze Line

Xiris Freeze Line


Xiris Undercut


Xiris Roll

Bead Height

Xiris Bead Height

Slope Angle

Xiris Slope Angle


Xiris Deflection

Bead Ratio

Xiris Bead Ratio

Resolution: 1024 x 776 pixels (HR)
Sensor Head: 180 mm (7”) (W) X 100 mm (4”) (D) x 265 mm (10.4”) (H); 4.4 Kg (9.7lb)
HMI Enclosure: Industrial enclosure with 15” Touch Screen LCD. 485 mm (19.1”) (W) X 212 mm (8.4”) (D) x 340 mm (13.4”) (H); 15.5 Kg (34lb)
GUI Languages Supported: English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch, Japanese, Chinese. Others on request.
Cooling Assembly (Sensor Head): Water Cooled 2 L/min
Machine Interfaces: 4 Digital Inputs and Outputs, Connection for Marking System (Encoder Inputs / Sprayer Outputs)
Cable: 10m (32.8’) standard

Universal Mount / Adjust system for easy Vertical & Horizontal set-up / OPC Interface

Powerful Weld Inspection WI Software for all set-up, measurements, alarming and data interfaces. Weld Bead Measurements Made Mismatch, Bead Height, Bead Width, Concavity, Undercut.

Contact Support – Monday – Friday: 0830 – 1730 Eastern Standard Time
Phone: +1.905.331.6660
Fax: +1.905.331.6661
Email: support@xiris.com

Our partners also provides support and service to our clients at many locations around the world.

Service & Training
Xiris provides its customer base with various levels of service, including new system installation and training, system upgrades and preventative maintenance programs. Many of our partners are trained to offer additional support on our systems.

System Upgrades
Many of our older systems in the field have been upgraded to allow the use of new hardware and software features including improved system reliability, system security, production reporting and updated operating systems. Do you have an older Xiris vision system? Please call your Xiris account manager to receive more information regarding the immediate benefits of a system upgrade.

Preventative Maintenance Visits
Many of our clients request a Preventative Maintenance visit in conjunction with a new system delivery or as a separate service. Our technicians will optimize the performance of the system, upgrade software as applicable, look for potential part failures and conduct training as desired by the client during the visit.

All Xiris systems are shipped with a 15-month warranty from the day of shipment from Xiris or a 12-month warranty which commences from the first day of use (whichever comes first). Please have your Xiris system serial number available when you call so we can determine your system warranty status as well as your support plan level.

Once your Warranty expires, your Xiris Account Manager will contact you to discuss your long term support needs. Xiris offers different levels of support plan.

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