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ScanCobot: Easy entry into 3D metrology automation

ScanCobot in action.



Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company and a comprehensive 3D metrology service provider and hardware sales company, recently announced the arrival of the GOM ScanCobot at their Milwaukee area office. The machine was set up, programmed, and run by Phil Rediger, Exact Metrology applications engineer.

The ScanCobot is a mobile measuring station with a collaborative robot, a motorized rotation table, and powerful software. According to Rediger, "The software figures out the optimal positions to scan to get the most comprehensive profile possible on the part."

The device provides cleaner, more accurate data than manual scans. To measure a part completely, the sensor must face the part from different directions. The robot arm has an ATOS Q scanner mounted on the end effector. Combined with the motorized rotation table, the robot articulates the 3-view scanner around it.

Phil Rediger running the GOM ScanCobot.



Measurement planning, digitizing, and inspection take place in the virtual measuring room (VMR) of the powerful software GOM Inspect Pro. The VMR is the central control and measurement planning software that represents the complete measuring procedure. In the software, the CAD data set of the part to be inspected is imported together with the associated measurement plan. The sensor positions and robot paths are computed fully automatically. Additionally, automatic teaching allows the user to work with the system without the need for specific robot programming skills.

VIDEO: GOM ScanCobot: See how it works.

Thanks to the Blue Light Equalizer and fast data processing, ATOS Q offers superior performance. The Blue Light Equalizer enables high-speed fringe projection and is so powerful that even on uncooperative surfaces short measuring times can be achieved. Two different ATOS Q scanners are available. Both can handle a 500-mm cube part.

The ScanCobot can easily and quickly be moved from one location to another. Only a standard socket is required for commissioning. It can also be used with a tripod for select scanning.

Scanning at different angles.



Exact Metrology offers the device for sale or service. It is designed for multiple, repeat scans on a production line, as one-off scans. Currently, the company is focused on promoting this product for diecast and injection molded parts. However, the uses are many, including composite and additive parts.

For more information, please contact Dean Solberg at Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company, 20515 Industry Avenue, Brookfield, WI 53045. 262-533-0800 or go to www.exactmetrology.com. Please mention you saw this article in Designfax.

In-Place Machining Company: On-Site Machining Solutions In-Place, Any Place in the World.
With facilities in Wisconsin, Washington, Virginia, Ohio, and Ontario, Canada, In-Place Machining Company is a premier provider of high-precision engineered on-site machining, metrology, and large-scale cutting and drilling services for a wide range of renewable energy, aerospace, industrial, and military customers throughout the world.

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company: ISO9001, AS9100 Certified as well as ITAR Registered.
Exact Metrology has facilities in Cincinnati, OH, Moline, IL, and Milwaukee, WI, plus affiliated offices throughout the country. The company is a comprehensive metrology services provider offering customers 3D and CT scanning, reverse engineering, quality inspection, product development, and 2D drawings. The company also provides turnkey metrology solutions, including equipment sales and lease/rental arrangements.

GOM GmbH: A company of the ZEISS Group.
GOM specializes in industrial 3D coordinate measuring technology, 3D computed tomography, and 3D testing.

Source: Exact Metrology

Published February 2023

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