Laser welding is the most advanced method of connecting various types of materials and is particularly used when welding components where the focus is on high welding speed, a precise, high-quality weld without cracks, dirt and porous and low thermal deformations of the surrounding material. ThermoInspector has been deployed in a number of companies producing automotive parts within the inspection of laser welding. ThermoInspector is usually installed at the site of the manufacturing line where there is the welding of individual plastic parts. The welding temperature must be monitored at this stage of production In the base of exceeding or not keeping to the welding temperature, the low-quality part must be removed from production because the required quality of the production is not ensured and in extraordinary cases, the product may be destroyed during transport, assembly or use. This results in financial losses, reclaims and, of course, serious security risks. The ThermoInspector system helps to prevent all these risks.
For example, with one application of ThermoInspector during the production of components for the automotive industry, two plastic parts are laser welded. As this concerns welding using heat generated by the interaction of the laser beam with the welded material, it is logically recommended (or is necessary) to check the temperature throughout the whole process. If the temperature is too low, the quality of the weld will be low and the welded parts can separate. If the temperature is too high, this may mean that the transport ring is physically damaged / interrupted, the laser beam causes sparks and in such a case, the product is excluded as defective.