A high-precision system enables 3D inspection in real-time.
By DWFritz Automation
Conventional measurement systems such as coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) are typically used for quality control in various industries. Most tradi- tional contact-based inspection systems are characterized by long measurement cycle times. Changeovers to measure other parts and the attendant programming also add to the delay. Further, contact-based measurement technologies are not suitable for generating large amounts of data points required for complex surfaces. Because ofthese limitations, systems like CMMs are not an ideal solution for 3D inspection on theproduction line. To solve these problems, the Zero Touch measuring platform uses multiplenon-contact sensor technologies to rapidly measure in three dimensions and in real-time.
Zero Touch’s proprietary software then creates a highly accurate dense 3D point cloud. Inaddition, by simplifying complicated programming procedures, Zero Touch reduces the system configuration time to just a few hours saving substantial production time and costs.
“Quality control is critical in production operations,” explains David Mendez, vice president of the Zero Touch business unit at DWFritz Automation. “Preparations, such as programming, as well as the measuring process itself, often take a great amount of time andresult in high costs. In addition, inspection tasks requested for manufacturing often collidewith other measurement requests such as those from other manufacturing lines, pre-pro-duction tests or even R&D.” The measurement platform features a 5-axis architecture that
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