Smart Process Observation – The new Generation of Process Monitoring!

The processobserver series has proven itself over years in large production environments and is used extremely successfully in the automotive sector and other areas where fast, safety-critical applications are part of everybody´s daily business.


In our case studies you will learn how the laser welding process could be optimized and reject costs reduced by using the inline quality assurance solution processobserver. Request your free case study Process Monitoring of Laser Welding Processes for Precision Components:

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MACO – the specialist for window fittings – relies on plasmo’s expertise to inspect the weld seams produced by laser technology. Different types of defects, e.g. connection defects, pores, holes, insufficient penetration, “false friends”, etc, which can occur during the joining process, are detected by the processobserver in real time. Defective parts are immediately rejected from the production process and thus removed from further processing in terms of sustainability. Read more in this free case study Weld Seam Inspection for Window Fittings:

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In this case study Process Monitoring of safety-relevant Airbag-Components you will learn how our customer monitors airbag gas generators and detects, visualizes and evaluates welding defects:

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Learn more about the new generation of the diode-based sensor:

  • Compact Design

    With diode based sensors, the process light is measured by a photodiode. The new sensor is not only convincing due to its compact design, but is also able to measure optical radiation in various wavelength ranges with high resolution and low noise.

  • High Inspection Speed

    With the specially developed amplifier electronics and a measuring frequency of up to 250,000 samples per second, monitoring high speed applications such as battery welding in the electromobility sector is no longer a problem. The welding of extremely short seams with very fast cycle times and the highest quality requirements is monitored.

  • Flexible Optical Integration

    There are several ways in which the optical radiation can be guided from the process to the sensor: With “off-axis” integration, the process is observed from a lateral perspective. On-axis”, the process is observed directly via the beam path of the laser, or the sensor is integrated directly into the processing laser. Different integration methods can be combined easily to provide a maximum of process data and control.

  • Scalability

    Multiple sensors can be integrated via Ethernet into a sensor network, making the system very scalable. Sampling rate, sensitivity and a number of other parameters can also be adapted to the respective application.