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A Welding Cell With Its Own Web Site



Timothy P. Quinn


Communications technology is allowing welding engineers to interact in the operation of a welding cell from a distance, as if they were physically present. The remote engineer can look at the weld, watch the robot motion, read front panel displays and graph files of logged data. The idea is simple exploit the advances in internet technologies and put a welding cell on line. The cell that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) developed sends images of the weld, welding sensor data and robot-torch position to the remote engineer and allows him or her to videoconference with the operator. The remote engineer can be at the other end of the plant or on the other side of the world. Because the techniques take advantage of commercial Internet technologies, the additional equipment in the cell is relatively inexpensive.
Welding Journal


automated welding, internet, network, sensor


Quinn, T. (2000), A Welding Cell With Its Own Web Site, Welding Journal (Accessed April 19, 2024)
Created January 1, 2000, Updated February 17, 2017