The OCT measuring process also permits the recording of the distance between upper and bottom plate and to react to variations of the gap between the components. In case of a widening gap, the laser power can, for example, be increased or the position of the processing beam can be moved on the upper plate. A combination with beam oscillation is also possible: If a gap opens in this case, then the amplitude of the oscillation can be increased to increase the volume of the molten material and to bridge the gap.

The OCT seam tracking can be used without restrictions for static and on-the-fly applications. 3D scan fields with seams on different or varying levels can be implemented by using seam tracking.

Typical Application Areas

Welding seam tracking with OCT provides huge benefits when remote laser welding is used for

  then the welding seam tracking with OCT provides huge benefits.

OCT edge tracking at a glance

Data sheet OCT edge tracking


Welding seam tracking with OCT

Benefits of Pre-Process-OCT in five minutes