Meta Vision Systems Inc.

Digital Remote Control System suits arc welding applications.
Agricultural & Farming Products

Digital Remote Control System suits arc welding applications.

Combining laser-camera sensor head with video monitor, MetaView System enables machine operator to control horizontal and vertical positions of Submerged Arc Welding head from remote location. All-digital version uses color touchscreen as video monitor and digital color camera in sensor head for optimized image quality and noise immunity. Additional features include digital zoom, pan, and tilt as...

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Meta Celebrates 30th Anniversary at Tube 2014
Agricultural & Farming Products

Meta Celebrates 30th Anniversary at Tube 2014

Meta Vision Systems, the leading UK manufacturer of laser guidance systems for automating arc welding, celebrates thirty years of Welding with Vision at the TUBE 2014 exhibition. Meta was a spin-out from Oxford University in 1984, following a successful research project to develop a laser vision system for real-time control of robot welding. The international show, featuring machinery and...

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Meta Leads the Way in Friction Stir Welding
Electronic Components & Devices

Meta Leads the Way in Friction Stir Welding

Laser tracking equipment manufactured by Meta Vision Systems is being integrated into the latest generation of friction stir welding (FSW) machines built by PTG Heavy Industries at its Elland factory in West Yorkshire. As a result, the internationally successful Powerstir FSW machine range may now be controlled automatically, without the need for accurate fixtures. Several Powerstir machines have...

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Meta Turns Laser Tracking Inside Out
Test & Measurement

Meta Turns Laser Tracking Inside Out

Meta Vision Systems has released a new version of its VistaWeld laser tracking system for controlling the position of the internal welding head in spiral pipe mills. There are two conventional ways of doing this. In the first method, the laser sensor is mounted directly to the internal head and controls its position by sensing the joint directly ahead of the point of welding. The disadvantage is...

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Welding Equipment & Supplies

Automated Welding Improves Safety and Productivity in Nuclear Industry

Following the introduction of its new DLS range of 3D digital laser scanners, Oxfordshire-based Meta Vision Systems has put together a VistaWeld package designed specifically to automate welding jobs in the nuclear industry. These are characterised by multiple passes of the weld torch to fill deep, narrow grooves down to 8 mm across between component parts typically up to 350 mm thick, often of...

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Construction Equipment and Supplies

Laser Guidance System optimizes welding in pipe mills.

Designed to optimize speed and accuracy of submerged arc welding in longitudinal pipe mills, VistaWeld integrates Smart Laser Sensor head within VistaWeld architecture based on Ethernet backbone and Ethernet IO board. TruRoot tracking finds actual root of joint for OD SAW, even though root may be covered by tack weld. Standard tracking feature uses look-ahead distance, welding speed, and other...

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Laser Seam Tracking Probe suits automatic welding machines.
Agricultural & Farming Products

Laser Seam Tracking Probe suits automatic welding machines.

Smart Laser Probe is noncontact, seam-tracking system that senses and compensates for any deviation from nominal weld path. Image processing hardware and software are located inside sensor head, while Ethernet backbone communicates between sensor head, touchscreen display, and multifunction I/O board. Operating in temperatures from -40 to +55°C, unit has sampling rate of 30 fps at megapixel...

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Scanning Spot Laser Sensor facilitates welding of wind towers.
Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Scanning Spot Laser Sensor facilitates welding of wind towers.

Providing automatic control of welding process, Model DLS200 is suited for large, medium, and small weld joints common in wind tower fabrication. Sensor features fully programmable scan configuration, enabling wide scan to be used for U and V joints, and narrow scan with high resolution to be used for smaller butt joints. Stripe produced by normal laser scan can be shrunk to spot, which is useful...

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Laser Sensor is used in mechanized and robotic welding.
Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Laser Sensor is used in mechanized and robotic welding.

Smart Laser Sensor (SLS) consists of CMOS megapixel image sensor with integrated FPGA and DSP inside sensor head. Capabilities include seam tracking during welding as well as inspection of bevel on pipe ends before welding and weld bead after it is laid. Able to be directly connected to welding equipment via Ethernet or CANbus interface, sensor achieves tracking position detection and measuring...

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Digital Remote Control System suits arc welding applications.
Agricultural & Farming Products

Digital Remote Control System suits arc welding applications.

Combining laser-camera sensor head with video monitor, MetaView System enables machine operator to control horizontal and vertical positions of Submerged Arc Welding head from remote location. All-digital version uses color touchscreen as video monitor and digital color camera in sensor head for optimized image quality and noise immunity. Additional features include digital zoom, pan, and tilt as...

Read More »
Meta Celebrates 30th Anniversary at Tube 2014
Agricultural & Farming Products

Meta Celebrates 30th Anniversary at Tube 2014

Meta Vision Systems, the leading UK manufacturer of laser guidance systems for automating arc welding, celebrates thirty years of Welding with Vision at the TUBE 2014 exhibition. Meta was a spin-out from Oxford University in 1984, following a successful research project to develop a laser vision system for real-time control of robot welding. The international show, featuring machinery and...

Read More »
Meta Leads the Way in Friction Stir Welding
Electronic Components & Devices

Meta Leads the Way in Friction Stir Welding

Laser tracking equipment manufactured by Meta Vision Systems is being integrated into the latest generation of friction stir welding (FSW) machines built by PTG Heavy Industries at its Elland factory in West Yorkshire. As a result, the internationally successful Powerstir FSW machine range may now be controlled automatically, without the need for accurate fixtures. Several Powerstir machines have...

Read More »
Meta Turns Laser Tracking Inside Out
Test & Measurement

Meta Turns Laser Tracking Inside Out

Meta Vision Systems has released a new version of its VistaWeld laser tracking system for controlling the position of the internal welding head in spiral pipe mills. There are two conventional ways of doing this. In the first method, the laser sensor is mounted directly to the internal head and controls its position by sensing the joint directly ahead of the point of welding. The disadvantage is...

Read More »
Welding Equipment & Supplies

Automated Welding Improves Safety and Productivity in Nuclear Industry

Following the introduction of its new DLS range of 3D digital laser scanners, Oxfordshire-based Meta Vision Systems has put together a VistaWeld package designed specifically to automate welding jobs in the nuclear industry. These are characterised by multiple passes of the weld torch to fill deep, narrow grooves down to 8 mm across between component parts typically up to 350 mm thick, often of...

Read More »
Construction Equipment and Supplies

Laser Guidance System optimizes welding in pipe mills.

Designed to optimize speed and accuracy of submerged arc welding in longitudinal pipe mills, VistaWeld integrates Smart Laser Sensor head within VistaWeld architecture based on Ethernet backbone and Ethernet IO board. TruRoot tracking finds actual root of joint for OD SAW, even though root may be covered by tack weld. Standard tracking feature uses look-ahead distance, welding speed, and other...

Read More »
Laser Seam Tracking Probe suits automatic welding machines.
Agricultural & Farming Products

Laser Seam Tracking Probe suits automatic welding machines.

Smart Laser Probe is noncontact, seam-tracking system that senses and compensates for any deviation from nominal weld path. Image processing hardware and software are located inside sensor head, while Ethernet backbone communicates between sensor head, touchscreen display, and multifunction I/O board. Operating in temperatures from -40 to +55°C, unit has sampling rate of 30 fps at megapixel...

Read More »
Scanning Spot Laser Sensor facilitates welding of wind towers.
Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Scanning Spot Laser Sensor facilitates welding of wind towers.

Providing automatic control of welding process, Model DLS200 is suited for large, medium, and small weld joints common in wind tower fabrication. Sensor features fully programmable scan configuration, enabling wide scan to be used for U and V joints, and narrow scan with high resolution to be used for smaller butt joints. Stripe produced by normal laser scan can be shrunk to spot, which is useful...

Read More »
Laser Sensor is used in mechanized and robotic welding.
Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Laser Sensor is used in mechanized and robotic welding.

Smart Laser Sensor (SLS) consists of CMOS megapixel image sensor with integrated FPGA and DSP inside sensor head. Capabilities include seam tracking during welding as well as inspection of bevel on pipe ends before welding and weld bead after it is laid. Able to be directly connected to welding equipment via Ethernet or CANbus interface, sensor achieves tracking position detection and measuring...

Read More »

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