If you use welding equipment as part of your processing or manufacturing procedures, you may be considering investing in a welding camera. A welding camera can be easily mounted to your welding gear and will provide a range of benefits. Below is a guide to 4 benefits of using a welding camera.
When welding, defects will often occur because of poor alignment of the weld seam and the torch. This is often a result of having to weld in difficult to reach spaces that prevent you from properly lining up the welding torch and the seam. A welding camera will allow you to view the position of the torch in relation to the seam in any situation, allowing you to make the necessary adjustments so that you can perform a perfect weld.
Another advantage of using a welding camera is that it will allow you to easily identify the exact location at which air becomes trapped in the weld pool. This porosity can weaken a weld seam and cause it to fail. Using a welding camera, you can quickly spot these areas and re-weld them. This can save you a lot of time as you will not need to double check and re-weld pieces later on.
An inclusion is any foreign body or particle that has become trapped in the seam during the welding process. These particles may include small particles of other metals which have been machined in the same manufacturing plant. An inclusion can weaken the strength of the welded component as the foreign material will not fuse with the piece of metal which is being welded. Because a welding camera provides you with a clear view of the weld seam, you will be able to easily detect any foreign bodies which are present before you begin welding. If you spot any signs of inclusions, you should remove them using a slag extractor.
A welding camera will also allow you to quickly review each weld. By attaching the camera to a digital recording device, you can record the entire welding process. Doing so will allow you to spot any signs of defects and to improve your welding technique.
If you would like to find out more about the benefits of using a welding camera, you should contact a professional welding supplier. The staff will be happy to discuss your current set up before recommending the best type of camera for you.