Xiris Automation adds weld microphone system for WAAM process monitoring

July 17, 2019

July 17, 2019

Xiris Automation Inc., Burlington, Ontario, Canada, has launched Xiris Audio – a weld microphone system for integration into the Xiris weld camera system for process monitoring. The audio is intended for use in arc and sub-arc welding, and is suitable for use in monitoring Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) processes.

According to Xiris, the combination of sight and sound monitoring while welding will improve operators’ abilities to fine tune and monitor the process from a safe distance. This is especially important for critical welding applications where the process needs to be monitored remotely, such as from a control room.

The microphone system is designed specifically for the welding environment and includes the microphone, capables and a specialised signal processing card embedded in the Xiris HMI. Additional software features enable the recording and playback of audio in sync with the monitoring video, and equalise the audio to enhance or minimise surrounding noise.


July 17, 2019

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