Sensor integration for robotic laser welding processes

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Abstract

The use of robotic laser welding is increasing among industrial applications, because of its ability to weld objects in three dimensions. Robotic laser welding involves three sub-processes: seam detection and tracking, welding process control, and weld seam inspection. Usually, for each sub-process, a separate sensory system is required. The use of separate sensory systems leads to heavy and bulky tools, in contrast to compact and light sensory systems that are needed to reach sufficient accuracy and accessibility. In the solution presented in this paper all three subprocesses are integrated in one compact multipurpose welding head. This multi-purpose tool is under development and consists of a laser welding head, with integrated sensors for seam detection and inspection, while also carrying interfaces for process control. It can provide the relative position of the tool and the work piece in three-dimensional space. Additionally, it can cope with the occurrence of sharp corners along a three-dimensional weld path, which are difficult to detect and weld with conventional equipment due to measurement errors and robot dynamics. In this paper the process of seam detection will be mainly elaborated.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationProceedings 24th International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics 2005 (ICALEO '05), 31 October - 3 Nov 2005, Miami, USA
EditorsA Ostendorf, A. Hoult, Y. Lu
Place of PublicationMiami, USA
PublisherLIA
Pages886-894
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)0-912035-82-X
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2005
Event24th International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics, ICALEO 2005 - Miami, United States
Duration: 31 Oct 20053 Nov 2005
Conference number: 24

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PublisherLIA

Conference

Conference24th International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics, ICALEO 2005
Abbreviated titleICALEO
CountryUnited States
CityMiami
Period31/10/053/11/05

Keywords

  • IR-52899
  • METIS-224874

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Iakovou, D., Aarts, R. G. K. M., & Meijer, J. (2005). Sensor integration for robotic laser welding processes. In A. Ostendorf, A. Hoult, & Y. Lu (Eds.), Proceedings 24th International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics 2005 (ICALEO '05), 31 October - 3 Nov 2005, Miami, USA (pp. 886-894). Miami, USA: LIA.
Iakovou, D. ; Aarts, Ronald G.K.M. ; Meijer, J. / Sensor integration for robotic laser welding processes. Proceedings 24th International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics 2005 (ICALEO '05), 31 October - 3 Nov 2005, Miami, USA. editor / A Ostendorf ; A. Hoult ; Y. Lu. Miami, USA : LIA, 2005. pp. 886-894
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Iakovou, D, Aarts, RGKM & Meijer, J 2005, Sensor integration for robotic laser welding processes. in A Ostendorf, A Hoult & Y Lu (eds), Proceedings 24th International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics 2005 (ICALEO '05), 31 October - 3 Nov 2005, Miami, USA. LIA, Miami, USA, pp. 886-894, 24th International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics, ICALEO 2005, Miami, United States, 31/10/05.

Sensor integration for robotic laser welding processes. / Iakovou, D.; Aarts, Ronald G.K.M.; Meijer, J.

Proceedings 24th International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics 2005 (ICALEO '05), 31 October - 3 Nov 2005, Miami, USA. ed. / A Ostendorf; A. Hoult; Y. Lu. Miami, USA : LIA, 2005. p. 886-894.

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Iakovou D, Aarts RGKM, Meijer J. Sensor integration for robotic laser welding processes. In Ostendorf A, Hoult A, Lu Y, editors, Proceedings 24th International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics 2005 (ICALEO '05), 31 October - 3 Nov 2005, Miami, USA. Miami, USA: LIA. 2005. p. 886-894