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CHECKING OF TIPS OF WELDING ELECTRODES BY USING VISUALIZATION

10.15660/AUOFMTE.2014-1.3017

Marián TOLNAY Michal BACHRATÝ, Marian KRÁLIK, Vladimír ČILO, Martin KAMENCAY

Volume XXIII (XIII), 2014/1

This article discusses the use of machine optical vision in the control of tip of welding electrodes for resistance spot welding. The aim of the research was carried out to design a fully functioning device for the assessment of immediate functional area of dimensional quality welding tip using the visualization process. The main objective of this work was the proposal of sensing device which satisfies the conditions of functionality, high precision, rapid assessment, reliability, minimum dimensions, production costs and maintenance costs. The launch of the device is the ability to reach a comprehensive solution in production, such as planning the appropriate exchange of tips electrodes, evaluation of area before and after renovation. The output is to ensure a longer lifetime of tips thereby reducing production costs.

Keywords: welding electrodes, visualization, surface quality, CCTV

ISSN 1583-0691, CNCSIS "Clasa B+"