Meta Vision Systems Ltd is a leading manufacturer of laser vision systems for welding applications worldwide with facilities in Oxford, UK and Montreal, Canada. Meta’s skills and expertise are extensive and some staff have over 20 years’ experience solving automation problems in manufacturing. Meta works with many of the world's leading robot and machine automation suppliers. Currently there are about 200 end users of Meta systems in over 30 countries. Meta has the largest installed base of laser tracking systems with over 1500 units in use around the world. Meta’s weld seam tracking and process control systems are widely applied throughout manufacturing but are yet to be applied for FSW.