The primary advantage is to accurately maintain the torch position over the seam in real time. This provides the optimum heat and material transfer for proper fusion and weld penetration.
High-yield-strength materials allow tube producers to decrease wall thickness, which lowers costs, while maintaining system performance and reliability. Some oil-producing companies use higher-strength materials to increase operating pressures, thereby allowing higher production volumes. Both of these conditions rely on the quality of the incoming material, the mill operation and the operator. The seam tracking system widens the tolerance of operation by unbudending the operator and the mill.
The nature of seam tracking invariably requires a learning curve and it is important that the system is simple enough to deploy and operate. One of the reasons why Invisual chose the Scan Sonic seam tracking system was on this basis. We felt that the system has this dimension to dissolve barriers an operator might have towards a new device on the mill. Other important technical dimensions included:
• applicable on reflective materials as stainless steel and aluminum
• measures other geometrical data like area, gap, mismatch or various angles.
• triple stripe laser projection ensures a reliable data point
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Pierre Huot founded Invisual E Inc. in response to a desire to implement his vision to the market for identified needs for manufacturing. Huot's adherence to a customer-driven development approach combined with his strategic abilities helping OEM, integrators and manufacturers deliver improvements on key objectives to build brands, expand markets and grow revenues through the implementation of control systems, process improvement and quality management systems
Huot possesses an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business and a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Ottawa. He is the author of several published case studies and white papers.