September 9, 2009
TechMatrix LLC, St. Paul, Minn., has added vision capabilities to its WeldWorks Software Suite.
The vision kit includes a gas shock articulating arm to easily position the USB color camera, zoom lens, and integrated LED light to the desired position. The system displays a large, live video image within the WeldWorks application, which enables the operator to see small features. The kit automatically captures pre-weld and post-weld images and allows the user to snap additional images in the event of weld failure. Images, weld data, waveforms, and part information are all stored in a central database. Optional Cognex VisionPro software is available for advanced gauging applications.
The vision kit also allows users to upload destructive test images from any source.