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Automatic Welding 2024 #01
Avtomaticheskaya Svarka (Automatic Welding), #1, 2024, pp. 15-26

Analysis of tracking systems in which the feedback sensor is a scanning welding arc (Review)

S.V. Tkachenko, T.G. Samoilova, V.A. Tkachenko

E.O. Paton Electric Welding Institute of the NAS of Ukraine 11 Kazymyr Malevych Str., 03150, Kyiv, Ukraine. E-mail: office@paton.kiev.ua

In arc welding technologies, arc welding machines and robots are widely used, which require application of tracking systems to orient the electrode relative to the product. Systematization and analysis of various tracking systems and description of their features and advantages are relevant. Tracking systems applied in automatic welding machines use various feedback signals, but the most accurate are signals picked up directly from the welding arc, when it is used as the measuring system sensor. The main principles of obtaining the feedback signals in arc welding are considered exactly for these systems, and their analysis is performed. 11 Ref., 15 Fig.
Keywords: arc welding, welding arc, scanning arc, tracking system, arc sensor

Received: 03.11.2023
Received in revised form: 24.11.2023
Accepted: 08.12.2023


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