Cavitar’s Welding Cameras Offer Efficient Visualization

The intense light that the welding process creates “blinds” the eye and conventional camera systems. It is hard to properly visually monitor a welding process without the use of specialized visualization techniques.

With the use of Cavitar Welding Cameras, welding processes can be clearly seen as though they were cold. The offerings range from fully equipped, portable visualization solutions with cameras, integrated laser light, and optics to highly adaptable systems to satisfy particular customer needs.

They can be used for all common arc welding techniques like GMAW (MIG, MAG), TIG, and all common beam welding techniques like CO2, fiber, diode, and Nd:YAG lasers, as well as electron beam applications.

Cavitar Welding Camera C300 - Product Video

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Benefits

  • Welders and operators can modify the process in real-time depending on the images
  • Images or videos can be stored for quality documentation
  • Images can be used for image analysis and automation
  • Enhanced working ergonomics for the welder
  • Rapid error detection decreases scrap
  • The system can be operated from a safe distance from the process
  • Decreased risk of inhaling unhealthy welding fumes
  • Compact system for effortless integration
  • Faster set-up time for welding processes
  • Robust and suitable for 24/7 industrial use
  • Higher image quality
  • Plug and play operation
  • Laser class 3R solutions are possible

Applications

The Cavitar Welding Camera has been used in the following applications:

  • TIG welding
  • Hybrid welding (laser and arc welding)
  • GMAW welding (MIG, MAG)
  • Laser welding (e.g., CO2, Nd:YAG, fiber and disc lasers)
  • Electron beam
  • Orbital welding
  • Semi-automated welding
  • Robot welding
  • Linear welding

System Features

Cavitar’s Welding Cameras Offer Efficient Visualization

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Model C300 C200 C100
Characteristics Highly compact and robust camera unit includes laser illumination and has a case with integrated water or air cooling option. Designed for demanding environments. Extremely compact camera unit includes integrated illumination optics. Camera and laser illumination are separated for fully flexible setup. Suitable for special setups or development purposes.
Target applications GMAW, TIG, Plasma GMAW, TIG, Plasma Laser welding, GMAW, TIG, Plasma
Camera unit
Resolution (pixel) 1440 x 1080 1440 x 1080 Case specific
Max frame rate (fps) 70 70 Case specific
Field of view (mm2) ~ 32 x 42 ~ 35 x 46 Case specific
Working distance (mm) 200 200 Case specific
Size (WxHxL,mm3) 30 x 45 x 99 29 x 29 x 86 Case specific
Weight (g) 300 130 Case specific
Optional Manual adjustable working distance optional (150 - 300 mm) which allows for different field of view. Manual adjustable working distance optional (150 - 300 mm) which allows for different field of view. n/a
Laser unit
Wavelength (nm) 640 640 640 or 810
Laser class 3R 3R 3R or 3B depending on the setup
Size (WxHxL, mm3) Integrated in camera 36 x 46 x 150 36 x 46 x 150
Weight (g) Integrated in camera 430 430
Light delivery Integrated in camera Light guide Light guide
Additional options
  500 fps with reduced resolution and USB3 port      

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