To meet the needs of Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing, Alicona has developed collaborative systems allowing intelligent interaction between humans, optical metrology technology and universal robots.
These measurement solutions can be used either manually or automatically for inspection of features on large objects. Systems can be built for quality assurance of round heavy components with a weight up to 120Kg or horizontal systems for large flat objects on which detailed features need to be measured
Applications for this production-integrated measurement solution include the control of sharp edges/break out on aircraft engine turbine disks and to detect chipping along the edge and to verify minimum radii, essential for safety and reliability in the engine.
The wheeled design makes the robot portable and flexible to use in a variety of places. Manufacturers have the option of taking the measurement to the product or taking the product to the measurement.
The handling of the new robot measuring systems is very easy and user friendly either automatically or manually. The Automatic modes can be preprogrammed and the measurements made unattended. In manual mode the operator manipulates the robot arm and measuring sensor to the required position for measurement.