With tight tolerances and complicated assembly processes, consistently laser welding components can be a difficult task to accomplish and maintain in a production environment.
Invotec has integrated vision-guided laser welding systems into a wide range of custom equipment for the medical device and other highly regulated industries where failure is not an option.
Here’s how it works: A vision inspection system determines where the focal point of the laser energy will land relative to the features to be welded. Once the offsets are determined, a servo positioning system moves either the terminal optics or the parts to be welded, ensuring the energy is delivered to the correct weld location.
By incorporating vision-guided laser welding systems, customers can automate previously manual weld operations, increase weld quality and consistency, reduce scrap, and increase throughput.