What is in this article?:
- Portable Robotic Scanner
- Multiple Scanning Tasks, Seamlessly
- Total weight 50 lb.
- Captures +500,000 points < 0.2 seconds
- Up to seven full axes
- Real-time output
The RoboScanner follows a preset path for the measurement of similar parts without the need for expensive fixturing. Consistent with a production environment, it will provide a complete inspection report at the end of its measuring routine without delay, for instant feedback for process control. Alternatively, data can also be processed offline.
NVISION introduced a lightweight, turn-key laser scanning system it said offers fully automated scanning with 3D analysis. “The RoboScanner provides a significantly faster way to accurately measure components in a production environment,” stated president Steve Kersen.
Until now industrial robots were large, heavy, stationary, and expensive. The RoboScanner comes with none of these disadvantages. Weighing only 50 lb and being touch-sensitive, it avoids the need for the safety cage required by larger, immobile, high-force robots. In addition, the scanner provides instant inspection analysis and key performance advantages in speed, accuracy, and ease of use.
The RoboScanner, being fully automatic, also reduces manpower requirements. “By eliminating the expense of a full-time technician’s salary along with health care and other expenses, this scanner can be a significant cost-saver,” said Kersen. “Further, the scanner can work far faster than a human being without requiring any breaks.”