Xiris WI2000 Tube and Pipe Weld Inspection: Now Equipped for ERW Mills!

The Xiris WI2000 Weld inspection system provides numerous benefits for tube and pipe fabricators who want to detect defects in their products. Traditionally focused on laser and plasma welded tube production, the WI2000 system has been used in past as an excellent tool for providing early detection of a number of critical quality defects including: mismatch, deflection, bead height, roll and undercut. The system has been proven to detect welding and forming defects around the weld that other equipment cannot, thereby reducing scrap, enhancing weld quality and reducing operation costs.

To expand the application of the equipment to ERW welding production, our engineers have been working around the clock to improve the WI2000 software to inspect for even more defects, specifically those found in ERW welded tube and pipe processes.

The newest software update for the WI2000 will expand the types of defects that can be caught in ERW welding processes, explained in detail below.

First and foremost, the left and right angle of the weld bead cap can now be measured. These are critical measurements to infer the level of squeeze pressure exerted on the tube prior to and during the fusing of the weld. If the pressure is too high or low, the angle generated will change beyond a tolerable limit.

In addition, the bead ratio has been added. The bead ratio is calculated by the bead height compared to the thickness of the material. This is an important measure of the size of the weld cap relative to the wall thickness of the tube, a critical parameter to control to ensure quality ERW weld production.

All of these new detected defects can cause severe impacts on weld quality, brand reputation and overall ROI on the equipment. With the use of Xiris’ WI2000 weld inspection system, progressive manufacturers can be confident that their products will leave their shop inspected for numerous quality defects. Reduce your scrap rate, increase your productivity, and raise confidence that your products are defect-free by using the WI2000 for ERW Tube and Pipe production.

Xiris Automation Inc. specializes in developing Optical Metrology systems for the use of quality control for several niche industries, providing some of the world’s most dynamic manufacturers with the ability to detect recognize, and interpret quality defects in their manufactured goods.

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