April 24, 2018
Metrologic Group and Creaform have entered into a partnership in which Creaform integrates Metrologic Group’s software suite with its new CUBE-R™ 3D automated dimensional inspection solution. This laser scanning, all-in-one solution features Metrologic Group’s advanced 3D measurement programming and inspection software packages, Silma and Metrolog X4 i-Robot, and combines efficiency and reliability of robotization in an automated industrial measuring cell.
The CUBE-R™ is an off-the-shelf, fully integrated, automated 3D inspection solution designed for manufacturing companies requiring automated quality control directly on the shop floor. It optimizes the MetraSCAN 3D-R™ metrology scanner with the use of Metrologic Group’s robot-dedicated measurement software, Metrolog X4 i-Robot. The solution thus provides a flexible plug-and-play, alternative to coordinate measuring machines and other robot-mounted, structured-light 3D scanners.
Speed and volumetric accuracy
The CUBE-R™ extends the capabilities of the MetraSCAN 3D-R™ for the dimensional measurement of parts ranging from 1 m to 3 m with metrology-grade volumetric accuracy under real-life shop-floor conditions. Unlike conventional systems, the CUBE-R™ delivers both speed and volumetric accuracy, consequently ensuring a significant increase in productivity.
User-Friendly, Easy to Operate
Integrating Metrologic Group’s Silma X4 i-Robot and Metrolog X4 i-Robot, the CUBE-R delivers an array of benefits: The software calculates the most efficient positioning of the sensor and the best collision-free trajectories for the robot. The same software manages the optical 3D measurements, simultaneously provides advanced analysis of the results –even when computing huge point clouds–, and edits personalized, easy-to-understand reports. In short, Metrolog and Silma X4 i-Robot turn the CUBE-R™ into a simple automated measurement solution, easily operated by a non-specialist operator.
- High productivity: Performs effective inspections on several hundred parts a day (even on dark or reflective parts with complex geometry)
- Multitasking: Maximizes production cycle and throughput by simultaneously operating data acquisition and delivering analysis in a continuous and uninterrupted measurement flow
- Most efficient 3D measurement programming and computing: Best-in-class measurement software suite, able to manage huge point clouds
- Automatic field calibration procedure: No accuracy drift over time and continuous operation
- Minimum operator training: Easy-to-use and short learning curve to keep up with fast production pace
- Complete turnkey solution: No integration required, fully enclosed and shop-floor ready
- Smaller factory footprint: A complete 4.1 m x 4.1 m x 3.1 m turnkey solution with a flexible shop-floor configuration
"Metrologic Group is dedicated to developing the automated 3D metrology market through its X4 i-Robot platform, says Stéphane Auclair, Division Vice-President, Marketing & Product Management at Creaform-AMETEK. In addition to being recognized as world leader of dimensional metrology software, Metrologic Group is the only independent software partner to integrate robot path planning and simulation with other automation-type functionalities. Partnering with them for the commercialization of the CUBE-R was an obvious choice for us."
"The CUBE-R™ is yet another illustration of the ability of the Metrolog and Silma X4 i-Robot software suite to control singly the most advanced 3D measuring solutions,” says Bertrand Gili, President of Metrologic Group. “Combined with the CUBE-R™, our software suite brings advanced 3D inspection technology to the shop-floor and offers easy to program, easy to operate quality control routines for complex robotized inspection scenarios. It definitely sets a new standard in all-in-one laser line scanning robotized 3D inspection."
Additional content: Watch Creaform’s CUBE-R™ video on YouTube.
About METROLOGIC GROUP
Metrologic Group is a global 3D metrology software frontrunner, specialized in the design and development of industry-leading, high-tech, 3D measurement software solutions, associated electronics and integration services. With offices and distributors throughout the world, Metrologic Group delivers to all industrial blue chip customers the most universal solution, dedicated to and tailored for all end-users everyday 3D measurement needs and requirements.
Phone: +33 (0) 4 76 04 30 30
Creaform develops, manufactures, and sells 3D portable measurement technologies and specializes in engineering services. Creaform offers innovative solutions, such as 3D scanning, reverse engineering, quality control, non-destructive testing, product development, and numerical simulation (FEA/CFD). Its products and services cater to a variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace, consumer products, heavy industries, health care, manufacturing, oil and gas, power generation, and research and education.
Along with its headquarters and manufacturing operations in Lévis, Québec, Creaform operates innovation centers in Lévis and Grenoble, France, and has direct sales operations in the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, China, Japan, Thailand, Korea, and Singapore.
Creaform is a unit of AMETEK Ultra Precision Technologies, a division of AMETEK Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices, with annual sales of $4.3 billion.
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