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Zivid Two 3D camera | For geometry monitoring and control
Xi 80 Thermal camera | For interpass temperature control
Industrial backend pc | With MaxQ software
HF Voltage and Current sensors | For anomaly detection

MaxQ Sensor Suite
The engine that drives quality

  • Compact 3D camera for geometry control
  • High precision thermal camera for interpass temperature control
  • Proprietary current & voltage sensors for logging and anomaly detection

Quality. Automated.

Geometry monitoring and correction

During production MaxQ automatically analyzes and adjusts the to-be produced geometry. Between every produced layer MaxQ’s 3D scanner inspects the surface. Whenever the welded layer diverges from the digital model, the following layer is adjusted accordingly. By adjusting the layers during production, MaxQ ensures a constant stick out of the wire resulting in constant material properties.

Precise anomaly detection and tracing

To achieve one time right manufacturing, defects need to be identified in near real time. MaxQ has a built-in anomaly detection system that can trigger alerts for the operator. Anomalies are detected by fusing data from multiple high fidelity sensors using algorithms to analyze the generated data. By matching the sensor data with the position of the robot, anomalies can be traced and resolved quickly. Learn more about anomaly detection.

Automated interpass temperature control

One of the most critical aspects of WAAM is the interpass cooling time: the interruption of welding in order to cool down the part and maintain the preferred material properties. MaxQ automatically measures the temperature and continues production when the part is cooled down to the set temperature. This means there is no more need for manual inspections between layers.
Learn more about temperature control

Guided process pipeline

MaxQ brings the WAAM production process together in one place. Production can be initiated straight from the web browser with the MaxQ app. Before starting production, MaxQ will guide the operator through automatic model parsing and the configuration of production settings. Simply upload, configure and start.

Clear machine diagnostics

Good preparation and maintenance of equipment are fundamental to manufacturing high quality parts. However, errors can still errors can occur during the manufacturing of a part. The MaxQ app notifies the operator of system warnings and errors. To ensure swift continuation, the corresponding error codes of the welding robot system are displayed on the dashboard. This way, the errors can be traced back and resolved with ease. 

Advanced option: Custom dashboard

All the data recorded by MaxQ’s sensors is displayed on a private dashboard. Custom dashboards can be designed and warnings and alerts can be configured by the operator. The dashboard runs on a local server, which means there is no need for an internet connection. The data can be exported into a pdf report for class certification.

Advanced option: Cavitar C300

The Cavitar C300 welding camera is able to visualize the product surface, the weld pool and the arc in real time. This gives a detailed insight into the process stability, the weld pool, and other details such as neighboring weld beads, product edges, spatter and silicates. Learn more

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