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SCOUT: 3D tracking
Author(s): Klaus G. Barthel
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Paper Abstract

The seam-following system SCOUT precisely positions a robot or gantry ready for laser welding -- at an accuracy of +/- 0.05 mm on three Cartesian axes (X, Y, Z) -- and controls the three cardanic angles of orientation (A, B, C) in space. SCOUT automates high-speed bonding and sealing processes. Image processing at 50 Hz provides for feedrates of more than 20 meters per minute. Due to the `online' programming feature the conventional time- consuming preprogramming to define the robot's track prior to processing and for each modification of the workpiece has now become superfluous.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 November 1994
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2246, Laser Materials Processing and Machining, (4 November 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.193117
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Klaus G. Barthel, Deutsche Aerospace AG (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2246:
Laser Materials Processing and Machining
Rolf-Juergen Ahlers; Peter Hoffmann; Hermann Lindl; Ruediger Rothe, Editor(s)

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