In response to growing quality requirements and the need for faster measurements at the same time, companies are now opting for automated measuring and inspection systems. On account of this trend, GOM will be showing its optical 3D measuring machine ATOS ScanBox at this year’s Moulding Expo.
In the standardized measuring cell, the entire measuring and inspection procedure, including the inspection report, is automated. Once the measuring procedure has been saved, even employees who have not any prior knowledge in metrology are able to operate the system. The nine different models of the series are suited to different sizes of the parts.
The ATOS ScanBox is not localized, but can be set up and put into operation within one or two days. The core of all measuring cells is a robot-driven 3D scanner of the ATOS series, which is used for non-contact and three-dimensional measuring of parts. The standard software solution virtual measuring room (VMR) simulates the real measurement cell environment, making it possible to display movements during the measurement process in virtual simulations. Thus, the robot can be controlled via drag & drop commands without a control panel. The measurement and inspection process can be prepared based on CAD data without the need for a real part.
The ATOS ScanBox models have been developed specifically for production-related inspection and quality assurance processes, and are already used by numerous enterprises including Daimler, VW, Rolls-Royce, Bosch, Honeywell, Samsung, Automotive Lighting and ZF. In their industrial production facilities, the measuring cells achieve high throughput rates, since more parts are analyzed in a shorter time. Furthermore, the measurement cells achieve high reproducibility and, at the same time, process reliability, since measurement and inspection processes are deployed at different locations without a user.