Xiris Automation Inc., Burlington, Ontario, Canada, has announced that Polytec GmbH, Waldbronn, Germany, has been appointed an official distributor of Xiris Weld Inspection Systems for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This will enable Polytec to provide consulting, demos, sales, and service for the turnkey weld inspection systems that serve the tube and pipe industry.
In Additive Manufacturing, Xiris products have been used for monitoring welding parameters (arc, melt pool, wire speed and position, wetting) to ensure correct material deposition is taking place. The systems measure alignment between the previously deposited layer and the current deposited layer, as well as measuring geometry of the deposited layer. Monitoring of powder flow in a powder spray application is also possible.
“We are pleased to work with such an excellent partner who has many years of experience selling optical metrology equipment across Germany, Austria and Switzerland,” stated Cameron Serles, president of Xiris Automation. “They share our values of a high level of commitment to ensuring customer satisfaction and continuous improvement of technical knowledge.”
Polytec has offered optical metrology solutions for research and industry since 1967, operating as a distributor in its early years and by the 1970s. Currently, Polytec holds the position of global market leader in the field of non-contact vibration measuring technology with laser vibrometers. Systems for length and velocity measurement, surface characterisation, analytics and process automation also make up its wide range of in-house developments. The distribution of machine vision solutions and optical measurement systems is another of Polytec’s core areas of experience.
Dr Dirk Samiec, Photonics business unit manager at Polytec, added, “The systems from Xiris fit perfectly with our focus of offering high-quality solutions for optical quality control and ideally complement our infrared, hyperspectral and X-ray solutions.”