Seam tracking for laser welding with an industrial robot

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Because of their construction and flexibility, industrial robots are suitable to be used, with a laser source and an optical fiber, for laser welding of 3D products. However, the positioning accuracy of robots are insufficient for laser welding. Also the product and clamping tolerances are too wide for laser welding. These problems can be solved by applying sensors, which measure the location of the seam in real-time. This paper describes the integration and performance of a commercial seam tracking sensor with an industrial 6DOF robot
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationProceedings 3rd Workshop on European Scientific and Industrial Collaboration
EditorsJ. van Amerongen, Jan B. Jonker, J.B. Jonker, Paulus P.L. Regtien, P. Regtien
Place of PublicationEnschede, Nederland
PublisherDrebbel Institute for Mechatronics
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)90-36516-10-2
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2001
Event3rd Workshop on European Scientific and Industrial Collaboration, WESIC 2001 - University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
Duration: 27 Jun 200129 Jun 2001
Conference number: 3

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PublisherDrebbel Institute for Mechatronics


Workshop3rd Workshop on European Scientific and Industrial Collaboration, WESIC 2001
Abbreviated titleWESIC


  • IR-79830
  • METIS-203082

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