GarLine C is a seam tracking optical laser sensor for automated welding designed to ensure an easy installation and use on welding cobots with an integrated multifunctional URCap for setting seam and welding parameters. GarLine sensors aim to ease welding process without a need for specialised welder. GarLine C is the first smart, intuitive and robust sensors in the market, which simplifies even more the automated welding, especially for low volumen high-mix welding applications.
Thanks to GarLine laser seam tracking optical sensors, companies can improve the welding quality, significantly reduce unnecessary waste and decrease production costs. The installation and use are made easier and more accessible for non-professional operators.
What makes GarLine sensors diff erent is the inclusion of a connection system adapted to the new IoT Technology. The sensor supports most of TPC/IP protocols, and the web interface eliminates the need of a specific software.
GarLine features a disposable polycarbonate protective window and an internal waterproof Gorilla Glass window. The mounting plate, with ARC-Swiss fi xing and integrated water cooling circuit, grants a rapid and easy sensor switching..
GarLine seam tracking sensors offer a user-friendly, tough and compact design. They can be easily installed and connected to the UR cobot and, unlike other products, only need one Cat6e standard cable for complete connection. Plus, GarLine's integrated URCap, with seam library and easy connection to UR, ensures an easy use of the sensor, without need for professional programmer or welder.
GarLine features include:
- vision programming: the positioning of the torch during programming is calculated by the sensor, reducing in this way process time and operators’ required skills for task performance.
- seam finding: the sensor finds the right teach points of the welding joint before the weld, in order to compensate the part deviation.
- seam tracking: the programming of complex shapes is a consuming task. With the seam tracking solution, teaching the starting and the end point of the seam is made easier.
GarLine sensor is based on triangulation principle: it uses a structured light source (generated by a laser diode) in conjunction with an imaging device to produce a series of 2D slices through the weld joint and combine these slices to generate them into a 3D information.
The sensor projects a laser stripe across the weld joint. The stripe is then deformed by the shape of the joint. An optical filter, incorporated within the sensor, perceives only the light, which is at the same wavelength as the laser, projecting it into the 2D camera (the filter cleanses any light except for the one projected by the laser). Once the sensor perceives the seam shape, the internal electric circuit processes the image and spots the welding key points.
GarLine’s electronics enables the adaptation of the parameters of laser power and camera gain, to adapt to the color variations of the materials. Since these electronics are incorporated within the sensor, the adaptation between frames is made at 42 images per second speed.
Software required: Polyscope v. 5.10+
DEPENDENCIES:The sensor has to be connected to Ethernet switch PoE (PoE injector) via standard Cat6e cable (or obove).
Welding torch and mounting not included in the kit.
Recommended, but not compulsary, the manufacturer recommends using compressed air for frontal air-knife
Optionally, the sensor can be cooled through water-cooling mounting plate.
Get in touch with Garmo Instruments® for more detailed information.
dimensions:Sensor dimensions: 164 mm long, 46 mm wide and 68 mm height.
Mounting plate dimensions: 92 mm long, 49 mm wide (+10 mm locking nut), 17 mm height.
What's in the box?Garline Sensor Head
Spare protective windows
cERTIFICATIONS & sTANDARDS:CE
License type:One-time purchase for the product. Optional annual subscription for technical assistance and maintenance.