IPG Photonics introduces the in-line weld monitor for remote scan welding applications. Paired with our IPG OmniWELD Scanning software the LDD-700 offers five monitoring modes: keyhole depth, seam profile, workpiece height, finished weld surface height and bead profile—all from a single instrument. Active steering of the ICI beam allows OmniWELD to seek out defects immediately before, during, and after the welding process. These capabilities are available in a single presentation of the part with little to no additional cycle time or fixturing required.
The optimal combination of measurement types, locations, and PASS/FAIL criteria for each weld process can be easily configured in software, simplifying replication on multiple systems.