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R-Series

Fast and accurate 3D scanning solutions for automated quality control

 

 

Detect Quality Issues Faster and Make Better Decisions

 

Detect Quality Issues Faster and Make Better Decisions

Designed for automated quality control applications, the R-Series™ 3D scanning solutions are perfect for manufacturing companies who want to increase their productivity by measuring more dimensions on more parts without compromising on accuracy.

The MetraSCAN 3D-R™ is a powerful, innovative robot-mounted optical CMM scanner that can be seamlessly integrated into automated quality control processes for at-line inspection in mass production. Its cutting-edge technology enables manufacturing companies to detect quality issues faster.

The CUBE-R™ leverages the power of the MetraSCAN 3D-R in a high-productivity industrial measuring cell that has been designed to be integrated into factories for at-line inspections. Compared to traditional CMMs, the CUBE-R is much faster, providing a gain in productivity and better efficiency.

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Speed

The MetraSCAN 3D-R enables the measurement of hundreds of parts per day. Perfect for at-line inspection in mass production, it brings quality control as close to the part as possible. From easy integration to quick and simple installation, the MetraSCAN 3D-R helps you speed up your automated quality control processes—and accelerate your time to market.

  • High measurement rate
    Up to 3,000,000 measurements/second for short cycle times
  • Fast measurement speed
    Regardless of surfaces, trims, and geometric features
  • High-density scanning area
    69 laser lines

Accuracy and resolution

Due to its metrology-grade accuracy, repeatability, and resolution, the MetraSCAN 3D-R delivers high-quality results, whether on surfaces, trims or geometric features. The MetraSCAN 3D-R is free from rigid measurement setups, making it a 3D scanner engineered for industrial automation in shop-floor conditions. Thanks to the C‑Track optical tracker that enables dynamic referencing, both the 3D scanner and the part can move during inspection—maintaining part alignment as well as measurement accuracy and reliability.

  • Shop-floor accuracy with dynamic referencing
    0.025 mm (0.0009 in) in shop-floor conditions, regardless of instabilities, vibrations, and thermal variations
  • Reliable acceptance test
    Based on VDI/VDE 2634 part 3 standard in a ISO 17025 accredited laboratory
  • Volumetric accuracy
    0.078 mm (0.0031 in)
  • High resolution
    0.015 mm (0.0006 in)

Versatility

Combining the power of optical and blue laser technologies, the MetraSCAN 3D-R has the capability to generate highly efficient 3D scans on shiny surfaces or on objects with variations in reflectivity as well as measure various part sizes and different surface geometries. The MetraSCAN 3D-R is available as a custom solution with an industrial robot or as a completely turnkey measuring solution with Creaform's CUBE-R.

  • Blue laser technology
    Ideal for shiny and reflective surfaces
  • Configurable and customizable portfolio
    16 configurations
  • Large part-size range
    Perfect for various part sizes and geometries
  • Custom integration possible

Operational simplicity

Due to its operational simplicity, compatibility with metrology software, and off-line programming, the CUBE-R is a CMM that is accessible to all, regardless of the level of expertise or experience. The user interface makes it simple for operators, who are non-experts in robotics nor metrology, to measure parts regardless of size, shape, or complexity. Once the measurements are completed, quality control engineers can focus on analyzing and reviewing the results.

  • Accessibility to shop-floor operators
    No expertise in robotics nor metrology required
  • Short and easy deployment
    3-day installation
  • Software independence
    Compatible with metrology software
  • Digital twin environment
    VXscan-R scanning intelligence and robot path programming

Looking for a custom or a turnkey solution for automated quality control?

The MetraSCAN 3D-R and CUBE-R deliver unmatched results across the board.

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Technical Specifications

The MetraSCAN 3D-R can be used for all types of quality control or quality assurance application thanks to leading-edge performance levels.

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Accuracy

0.025 mm
(0.0009 in)

Volumetric accuracy

0.078 mm
(0.0031 in)

Measurement rate

Up to 3,000,000 measurements/s

Part size range (recommended)

Up to 3 x 1.5 m
(9.8 x 4.9 ft)

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MetraSCAN3D-R

Robot-Mounted optical CMM scanners for automated quality control

Two scanners
Unique specialities

MetraSCAN-R BLACKΙElite with 45 laser lines

MetraSCAN-R BLACKΙElite

Best 3D scanner for parts with a lot of surfaces

The MetraSCAN-R BLACK™ΙElite takes 3D scanning to the next level. It incorporates 45 laser lines in a large field of view for fast data acquisition times. The MetraSCAN-R BLACKΙElite is perfect for components with lots of geometries, varying types of materials and finishes, including big castings, large automotive and heavy industries parts or any other complex components or assemblies.

Light source Measurement rate Scanning area
45 laser lines 1,800,000 measurements/s 310 x 350 mm (12.2 x 13.8 in)
MetraSCAN-R BLACKΙElite HD with 69 laser lines

MetraSCAN-R BLACKΙElite HD

Best 3D scanner for parts with many edges, trims, and boundaries

Based on the same high-performance technology as the MetraSCAN-R BLACKΙElite, the MetraSCAN-R BLACK™ΙElite HD features increased resolution to even better address the needs of the automotive market. Designed with a optimized field of view, the MetraSCAN-R BLACKΙElite HD offers increased performance levels in terms of speed and repeatibility for challenging applications, such as 3D measurements on sheet metal parts.

Light source Measurement rate Scanning area
69 laser lines 3,000,000 measurements/s 190 x 170 mm (7.5 x 6.7 in)

 

CUBE-R

The complete turnkey solution for automated quality control

Three easy steps for a perfect match

STEP 1

Choose your configuration

The first choice for configuring the CUBE-R is the type of safety enclosure and layout. Five options are offered depending on the level of integration required for the measurement cell: completely turnkey or only the main components (3D scanning solution, turntable, VXscan-R), which are usually intended for robot integrators. The footprint available can also guide your decision-making since the rolling door option provides minimal footprint. A custom layout of the CUBE-R components can also provide a flexible option.

CUBE-R

CUBE-R — Rolling door

CUBE-R — mesh and light curtain

CUBE-R — Light curtain

CUBE-R — mesh

CUBE-R — Mesh and light curtain

CUBE-R — module

CUBE-R — Module

CUBE-R — custom layout

CUBE-R — Custom layout

STEP 2

Choose your payload

CUBE-R — maximum turntable payload at 500 kg or 1500 kg

The second choice for configuring the CUBE-R is to select the maximum payload of the turntable, either 500 kg or 1500 kg (1,102.31 or 3,306.93 lb).

STEP 3

Add the optional asset protection

CUBE-R — asset protection hardware and software features

The third and last choice for configuring the CUBE-R involves asset protection. Asset protection combines both hardware and software features. Hardware options include a pneumatic tool changer and a swing arm to load calibration artefacts automatically. Software options include robot logic in the controller to verify that all of the calibration artefacts are stored correctly when the 3D scanning occurs. It also uses the C-Track as a vision system to verify if the right part is loaded at the right location. This option also comes with accident coverage for the first year.

 

Automated 3D measurement solutions designed for manufacturers’ unique needs

Creaform’s 3D measurement solutions address many of your automated quality control challenges

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Quality control and quality assurance

Reduce costs and ensure the quality your customers expect

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3D scanning software

Software

3D scanning software

VXelements™

The MetraSCAN 3D-R seamlessly operates with VXelements, a fully integrated, user-friendly 3D scanning software platform. VXelements’s range of advanced modules let you leverage all the dimensional information captured by MetraSCAN 3D-R in a simplified, feature-rich data processing environment.

 

Software Module

VXinspect™

VXscan-R™

Digital Twin Environment Software Module

VXscan-R is a reliable and accurate digital twin environment. It is useful for program preparation, scan parameters adjustments (speed, shutter time, and scan resolution), scan simulations and execution. With VXscan‑R’s scanning intelligence and dedicated functions, programming robot paths and optimizing the line of sight become easier and faster. Thanks to VXscan‑R, automated quality control is now accessible to non-experts, allowing them to solve programming issues and helping them feel confident when working with robotic systems.

VXelements LTS

Offered exclusively for R-Series 3D measurement solutions, VXelements LTS™ (long-term support) is a specialized edition of Creaform's fully integrated 3D software platform. It enables customers to complete their manufacturing program cycles without the need to upgrade to new software versions.

EXTENDED SOFTWARE SUPPORT

Take advantage of extended software support for each specific VXelements LTS version.

 

Interested in learning more about our R-Series for automated quality control?

Our automated quality control specialists can recommend the right configuration for your production environment.