A new laser guided smart welding camera for robots that aims to improve weld quality and reduce production costs is being introduced into the UK market by Cyber-Weld, FANUC’s strategic arc welding systems supplier. Both Cyber-Weld and FANUC UK believe the device is a step change product enhancement that will bring significant benefits to all end-users in both automotive and non-automotive welding applications.The real advantage of the FUJI-CAM is that the hardware and software can be integrated seamlessly to FANUC’s Arc Mate welding robot series with minimum effort.

The FUJI-CAM is a non-contact laser vision system that helps the robot to precisely locate the position of welding joints in a fraction of a second.The system can be used on both a machined surface and stainless-steel parts, due to its proven optical sensor and control technology. The system also aims to offer superior weld quality by ensuring that the welding torch is positioned at the correct angle at all times. In addition, the FUJI-CAM functionality has the ability to inspect and detect completed welds to reduce the number of defectives and waste. Multiple weld defects, such as holes, porosity, lack of fusion and undercut, can all be detected. Once the welding process is completed, the FUJI-CAM can store all weld information in a powerful database to aid weld-quality control and traceability.