Modular end-of-arm inspection tool fits most robots
- July 29, 2020
Capable of detecting defects of less than half the width of a human hair—imperceptible to the naked eye—ABB’s new 3D quality inspection (3DQI) robot cell will provide fast, accurate testing to make metrology easier and less time consuming.
It eliminates time consuming manual inspection while reducing the likelihood of faults and errors, and reduces costs by minimizing the risk of product defects.
With accuracy to below 100 (micrometer) μm and flexibility provided by its modular design, customers are able to create a solution tailored to their exact requirements.
Using a single 3D white light optical sensor to scan millions of 3D points per shot, a detailed digital model of the part being inspected can be created and compared to an original CAD drawing. All of this can be done 10 times faster than with traditional Coordinated Measuring Machines (CMM).
The sensor can be carried by any robot with a handling capacity greater than 20 kg and is compatible with a range of robots, tracks and rotary tables.
It processes data analysis in real time to digital records, supporting traceability and identifying failures to improve overall quality and productivity.