Cameron Serles founded Xiris Automation, a developer of machine vision systems, was founded in 1989 but got into arc video monitoring 12 years ago. Dan and Cameron discuss the history of arc video monitoring dating back to the 1980s with Charles Stenning’s Stenning Vision to high dynamic range imaging.
“These welding vision systems are something we use on a lot of ARC Specialties machines. They are a critical part of the technology we sell…”
- Post Date: April 8, 2021
Sometimes less is more! Most butt welds are made using a 75 degree included angle V butt joint and the welder must fill the entire groove. By going to a narrow groove you drastically reduce weld volume, weld metal usage, and production time. Plus weld defect rates are typically measured as a percentage of feet of the weld. If you reduce weld length you reduce defects.
- Post Date: April 1, 2021
What if there was an arc welding process that could weld thick sections and fine mesh metal screens? And did not require grounding of the part. And could automatically weld over scale and rust by reducing oxides?
- Post Date: February 12, 2021
I’ve heard that if you can’t fix it; feature it. I was thinking about arc blow, a problem caused by arc deflection due to magnetic force from magnetized parts or the flow of current in a conductor. ARC Specialties uses AC hot wire, for this reason, to negate the arc blow from hotwire current. At 60 Hz alternating current negates the effect.
- Post Date: February 8, 2021
Steam boiler explosions in the 1800s claimed many lives. In response to these accidents, ASME (The American Society of Mechanical Engineers) created a system of voluntary welding codes and specifications to ensure pressure vessel weld integrity.
- Post Date: January 29, 2021
For once I’m not talking about technology.
Only 1 in 20 people donate blood! And the Covid lockdown has cut donations while the need for blood remains high. ARC has hosted the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center “Bloodmobile” donation truck several times last year. Our first scheduled visit for 2021 is next Thursday, Jan 28.
- Post Date: January 22, 2021
Another weld video from our archives. In your car engine, the bearings are made with inexpensive heat-treated carburized steel riding on Babbitt bearings made mostly of tin.
- Post Date: January 20, 2021