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Sensors and controls for intelligent machining
Author(s): Arnold Braunsteiner; Georg Hutflesz; Thomas Gruenberger; Markus Bohrer
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Paper Abstract

Laserwelding is a most important technique in automatic production lines for high numbers of production units. Visualizing the process accelerates the production, enables controlling the process parameters and reduces waste. We present latest results of an online visualization system in this industrial process. Sensor of different sensitivity, combined with optical materials, new in this field, give information to signal processors for mathematical evaluation. Computed result give immediate response to the system. We used the latest digital signal processing technique to cover the need for quick response within a few microseconds. Thus the system can react and for example exceed the laser power or add material to avoid pores.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 November 1999
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3832, Sensors and Controls for Intelligent Machining and Manufacturing Mechatronics, (24 November 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.371169
Show Author Affiliations
Arnold Braunsteiner, Incision Lasertec GmbH (Austria)
Georg Hutflesz, Austrian Research Ctr. Seibersdorf (Austria)
Thomas Gruenberger, Austrian Research Ctr. Seibersdorf (Austria)
Markus Bohrer, Incision Lasertec GmbH (Austria)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3832:
Sensors and Controls for Intelligent Machining and Manufacturing Mechatronics
Patrick F. Muir; George K. Knopf; Patrick F. Muir; Peter E. Orban, Editor(s)

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