Spiral Pipe MillsApplications on One-Step Spiral Pipe Mills• Single Tracking Systems for ID & OD Welding• Dual Tracking Systems for ID & OD Welding• Automatic Single & Tandem SAW Control• Complete Integrated Mill Control & Electrical SystemsApplications on Two-Step Spiral Pipe Mills• Tracking Systems for Tack Welding on the mill itself• Complete Dual Systems for Offline ID & OD Welding & ControlApplications on One & Two Step Spiral Pipe Mills• Automatic hilo Control Systems• Automatic Gap Control Systems• Combined Tracking & Bead Inspection for Online UT Control• Complete Skelp Welder Welding & Control Systems• Multihead Laser Vision Systems for offline UT Guidance• General Pipe Handling Controls• Inline Pipe Length Measurement
Vision & Control for Tube & PipeWithextensiveexperienceofspiralmillsfrommanydifferentmanufacturers,andhavingcompletedspiralmillinstallationsinoverfifty countries, OSL staff are able to undertake projects almost anywhere in the world.
Longitudinal Pipe MillsOurlatestsystemshaveuniquefeatureswhichhavebeendevelopedoutofour experience in solving real world problems.Forexample,ourODtrackingsystemsusetruelookaheadtrackingtocounterthe problems of OD height control arising from the thermal distortion of the ID weld.Applications in Longitudinal Pipe Welding• Tack Welder Seam Tracking• Tack Welder hilo & Gap Measurement Control• ID Welder Seam Tracking• OD Welder Seam Tracking• Multipass Welding Control for thick wall pipes, ID, OD, Circ• Automatic Adaptive Fill Control• Combined Bead Tracking & Inspection Systems for UT
Custom ApplicationsWith so much relevant experience ,OSL staff understand vision and control applications in tube & pipe as well as anyone in the industry. We are able to understand special requirements and develop vision and control solutions which are reliable and cost effective.
Productivity Improvements• Higher efficiencies from reduced manpower• Less repair and rework• Enables higher welding speeds• Enables more advanced weld profiles and smaller welds• Frees operator for other tasks
Tube Mill ApplicationsOver the years, OSL staff have been involved in many tube mill applications, including:• Tracking systems for Laser and TIG welded tube• OD bead inspection• ID scarf inspection• Linetracking systems for UT and annealing applications
Quality Improvements• Accurate weld placement everytime, all of the time• Reduced defect rates• More consistent penetration• Better ID/OD interpenetration• Better bead appearance• Less reliance on individual operators
We have particular experience in fully automatic position control of multipass welding for thickwall pipes. OSL staff designed the original multipass welding systems and were first to implement a reliable control package.