An Adaptive Seam Tracker For Welding Heavy-Section Aluminum

Andrew N. Vavreck, Nitin Nayak, Edward D. Bushway, Asok Ray

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    Abstract

    The process of welding aluminum presents a considerable challenge to the application of robotic welding. Heat distortion and fixturing errors often require alteration in welding parameters and the welding torch position and orientation in realtime. A nonadaptive robotic welding system, or a system with only limited sensory ability, is consequently unable to perform well in many aluminum welding tasks. A strong need exists in the aluminum fabrication industry for sophisticated flexible automated welding systems, which implement expert systems for weld process control and multipass weld planning, and apply advanced sensory technology for realtime seam-tracking and joint geometry' measurement.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)658-663
    Number of pages6
    JournalIEEE Transactions on Industry Applications
    Volume25
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

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    Aluminum
    Welds
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    Expert systems
    Process control
    Planning
    Fabrication
    Geometry
    Industry

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Control and Systems Engineering
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
    • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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    Vavreck, Andrew N. ; Nayak, Nitin ; Bushway, Edward D. ; Ray, Asok. / An Adaptive Seam Tracker For Welding Heavy-Section Aluminum. In: IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications. 1989 ; Vol. 25, No. 4. pp. 658-663.
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