Narrow gap welding – also called narrow groove welding – was developed to weld thick sections more economically. This welding procedure uses joint preparations with small, included angles typically in the range from 2 deg to 20 deg that require less weld metal and less welding time to fill. Narrow gap welding is usually either a MIG or TIG process. TIG produces a high-quality weld that is particularly suitable for use in narrow joints, bearing in mind its normally otherwise low productivity. Now, an XVC-1000/1100 or XVC-1000e/1100e camera from Xiris Automation Inc. (Burlington, ON) can be mounted on a camera arm to position the camera on the leading or trailing edge of the weld. The angles to the left or right will be limited due to the deep narrow groove. The camera must be lined up straight with the groove’s edges, but the vertical angle can be adjusted freely.
Xiris Automation Inc., 1016 Sutton Drive, Unit C5, Burlington, ON, Canada L7L 6B8, 905-331-6660 ext. 274, Fax: 905-331-6661, www.xiris.com.
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