Featuring a high-resolution color monitor, this vision system for the company’s tube welding machine gives production engineers improved visibility of the weld, increasing yields and reducing production time. The tube welding machine is a simple, yet intricate system used to weld polymer components by heat activation which produces optimum bond strength. The vision system’s line-of-sight monitor makes weld placement easier, reducing scrap and increasing throughput. The tube welding machine features an automated cycle controlled by a PLC controller with pneumatically activated heat shields and a pneumatic welding jaw slide/gripper assembly. The custom weld jaws and heat shields can be supplied with up to six weld grooves of different sizes in order to accommodate different shaft sizes without having to change out the jaws.