Quality monitoring in laser welding gains importance. Increased output from laser welding systems drives this need.
Laser welding has become more popular in automotive body-in-white and component production because it is highly productive—a single laser welding robot can replace up to five conventional spot welding robots. High-power disk or fiber lasers, combined with a scanner welding head and an industrial robot for on-the-fly laser welding, can produce more than one hundred welds per minute.
This causes a challenge: if the production is so high, how can one ensure that stable, good-quality welds are produced? Often, crash safety-relevant parts are produced in the automotive industry, making weld quality even more important. AWL-Techniek, as a specialized machine builder, supports its customers in tackling this challenge.