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From hassle-free monitoring cameras to precision high-speed instruments, MeltView welding cameras are designed to improve the productivity, quality and safety of your welding operations. The right welding camera makes it possible to:

  • Monitor and guide automated welding
  • Visualize welding defects
  • Share welding techniques
  • Optimize the welding process
  • Troubleshoot problematic welds

Our original range of ruggedized, high dynamic range welding cameras provides excellent image quality, value and longevity for monitoring applications. Our second generation welding cameras build on this solid foundation with greater resolution, in-built recording and advanced software features.

Each MeltView camera is designed, built, and tested at our facility in Michigan and supported by our committed staff. We proudly employ our welding expertise to ensure that our customers receive a solution that works.

INDUSTRY

Industrial cameras for monitoring and tracking automated and mechanized welding processes 

DEVELOPMENT

Cameras and sensors for research, developing and troubleshooting welding processes

EDUCATION

Cameras for demonstrating and teaching welding processes

 

ACCESSORIES

A full range of accessories to facilitate integration of MeltView cameras into your welding process

INDUSTRY

Industrial welding cameras are typically used as a vision aid for monitoring and controlling welding processes. Real-time viewing can be successfully carried out with a robust system consisting of a camera and a monitor. These systems are easy to use, hard to break, and cost-effective. For advanced monitoring, we offer software-based camera systems with analytical features and recording at the touch of a finger. In all cases our range of MeltView welding cameras provides many options in terms of camera size, protection, and imaging dimensions. We will help you select the camera that fits best with you welding machine.

DART
MeltView DART with cooling block and cable

A ruggedized welding camera regarded for its image quality, simple operation and value.  The MeltView DART is a vision aid for monitoring arc welding applications at working distances between 4″ and 20″ (100-500 mm). The DART offers superior image quality, small size and ruggedized features to withstand the harsh welding environment. Air may be exhausted over the optical pathway to keep it clear of welding debris. An optional cooling plate may be attached for high temperature applications, and a range of cabling options are available for different applications.

MIRA
MeltView MIRA side view

A wide range of lens options makes the MeltView MIRA a simple solution for applications requiring long working distances or specialist lenses. External lighting and/or a ruggedized housing may be employed in applications with dust, humidity or temperature concerns.

PACT
MeltView PACT

A smaller version of the MeltView DART camera, the MeltView PACT has integrated LEDs and a replaceable spatter guard for applications when cooling isn’t required. The PACT can be mounted to a robotic or manual welding torch and is a favorite for live welding demonstrations MIG, TIG and flux-core manual welding on the job.

MIRA2

The MeltView MIRA2  offers high-definition video from a compact, customizable camera. The included MeltView LUCI software facilitates image optimization, analysis and recording. Suitable for viewing PAW, LBW, GTAW and GMAW, the MIRA2 allows the operator to adjust the welding and non-welding images to best see the critical features for any given process or application.

SYNC
MeltView SYNC side view

Because welding is a dynamic process that occurs at speeds far greater than the human eye can perceive, sometimes high speed imaging is the key to welding success.

The MeltView SYNC is a precision instrument for continuously capturing the melting process at up to 1200 frames per second (fps). This unique camera system enables the user to analyze key features of the welding process frame by frame and overcomes the two main hurdles of high-speed imaging: camera bulk and limited on-board recording space. Droplet detachment, spatter generation and puddle dynamics are all observable in incredible image quality with the SYNC.

BOTWatch
Camera for watching robot welding cell

A global view monitoring camera for robot cells, with integrated zoom lens, the BOTWatch camera is designed to complement our core range of close-up monitoring cameras. The BOTWatch connects directly to an HDMI or HD-SDI monitors for great value and a clear image.

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

Troubleshooting and welding research and development benefit greatly from a welding camera that enables frame-by-frame playback of the welding process. Our digital welding cameras facilitate recording and analysis of welding sequences. We  offer two models: the MeltView MIRA2 welding camera at up to 60 fps or the high speed Mwelding cameraeltView SYNC at up to 1200 fps.

MIRA2

The MeltView MIRA2  offers high-definition video from a compact, customizable camera. The included MeltView LUCI software facilitates image optimization, analysis and recording. Suitable for viewing PAW, LBW, GTAW and GMAW, the MIRA2 allows the operator to adjust the welding and non-welding images to best see the critical features for any given process or application.

SYNC
MeltView SYNC side view

Because welding is a dynamic process that occurs at speeds far greater than the human eye can perceive, sometimes high speed imaging is the key to welding success.

The MeltView SYNC is a precision instrument for continuously capturing the melting process at up to 1200 frames per second (fps). This unique camera system enables the user to analyze key features of the welding process frame by frame and overcomes the two main hurdles of high-speed imaging: camera bulk and limited on-board recording space. Droplet detachment, spatter generation and puddle dynamics are all observable in incredible image quality with the SYNC.

EDUCATION & DEMONSTRATION

Manual welding skills are learned by observation and practice. It is difficult for more than a handful of students to take in the details of an instructor’s welding demonstration, unless a camera is used to display a live, magnified view of the weld zone. The MeltView PACT and APEX2 are unobtrusive and flexible tools that offer clear, in-focus, magnified views of the weld zone during both demonstration and student practice. Educators consistently find that by using the PACT or APEX2, they can more effectively teach their students how to read the arc and weld puddle. The PACT is a robust, cost-effective solution for live demonstration in the lab or field, while the APEX2 is a turnkey system used by schools for visualizing and recording GMAW, FCAW, GTAW and SMAW.

PACT
MeltView PACT

A smaller version of the MeltView DART camera, the MeltView PACT has integrated LEDs and a replaceable spatter guard for applications when cooling isn’t required. The PACT can be mounted to a robotic or manual welding torch and is a favorite for live welding demonstrations MIG, TIG and flux-core manual welding on the job.

APEX2
MeltView APEX2 camera with cable

The MeltView APEX2 is a one-of-a-kind educational tool for safe and effective demonstration of arc welding. Our turn-key system enables the instructor to show students how to clearly read the arc and weld puddle for GMAW, FCAW, GTAW and SMAW, without exposure to the arc.

By mounting unobtrusively to the manual welding GMAW or GTAW torch, the APEX2 gives an up-close, in-focus image wherever you weld. The included MeltView LUCI software facilitates recording and playback so that schools or OEMs can create customized instructional videos, benchmark welding procedures and develop video libraries. The portable system comes in a rugged suitcase with a full range of accessories including a stationary mount and zoom lens.

SYNC
MeltView SYNC side view

Because welding is a dynamic process that occurs at speeds far greater than the human eye can perceive, sometimes high speed imaging is the key to welding success.

The MeltView SYNC is a precision instrument for continuously capturing the melting process at up to 1200 frames per second (fps). This unique camera system enables the user to analyze key features of the welding process frame by frame and overcomes the two main hurdles of high-speed imaging: camera bulk and limited on-board recording space. Droplet detachment, spatter generation and puddle dynamics are all observable in incredible image quality with the SYNC.

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ACCESSORIES

MeltTools offers a comprehensive line of accessories including camera mounts, cables, monitors, lights and more. We make it easy for you to order a turnkey system or individual components to complement or upgrade your existing equipment.

Periscope
PERI

A single or dual mirror periscope attachment for the DART, MIRA, MIRA2 and SYNC. When space is limited and longer focal lengths are required, consider the PERI with replaceable spatter guard and optional gas-knife and lighting.

A single or dual mirror periscope attachment for the DART, MIRA, MIRA2 and SYNC. When space is limited and longer focal lengths are required, consider the PERI with replaceable spatter guard and optional gas-knife and lighting.

Mounts
Welding camera mount

Our range of camera mounts include free arm, fix arm and manual torch mounts as well as sealed housings.

Lights
Camera Lighting

Additional lighting may be used to ensure a clear image for positioning purposes. Note that lighting is integrated into some MeltView cameras.

Cables
Welding camera cable

A range of camera cabling systems address particular application requirements such as high flexure, long lengths, and high temperatures.

We also stock welding grade cables for external LEDs and alignment lasers.

Tubing
Welding camera tubing

We  offer three types of tubing for transmission of water and air to the camera.

Protection
Welding camera protection

Protection jackets are used to protect cables and hoses from the welding environment and also to insulate and protect the camera. The jacket is cut to length and clamped to the camera body. Jackets do not change cable or hose technical specifications.

Monitors
Welding camera monitor

The first generation of MeltView welding cameras (DART, MIRA, PACT) directly integrate into monitors that accept composite video signals.  The MeltView Botwatch  integrates into monitors that accept HDMI or HD-SDI video signals.  We supply industrial grade monitors with metal housing and strengthened glass s well as video signal converters for use with other types of monitors.

Computers
Computer
Computer

Our digital cameras require a computer for operation. Depending on the application, we offer a preconfigured industrial all in one PC or a laptop.