February 6, 2018
Newly updated MetraSCAN 3D R-Series solution delivers best productivity performance in its class for industrial quality control applications
Creaform, a worldwide leader in accurate portable 3D measurement solutions and engineering services, has launched the R-Series Productivity Station and the R-Series Autocalibration Kit. Both are key upgrades to its robotic metrology dimensional measurement solution, which offers an efficient alternative to traditional shop-floor CMMs.
The MetraSCAN 3D R-Series solution enables manufacturing companies to combine both optical measurements and industrial automation, to ensure reliability and increase inspection cycles. The solution provides actionable results with a smaller factory footprint, facilitating integration into any factory.
“The major mechanical and software upgrades to the R-Series product line allow operators to run data acquisition, while simultaneously analyzing previously acquired data to maximize throughput,” says Jérôme-Alexandre Lavoie, Product Manager at Creaform. “Self-calibration limits the need for human involvement, ensuring higher throughput and 24/7 operation.”
Key features and benefits of the MetraSCAN 3D R-Series product line
Designed for shop-floor measurement applications, the R-Series solution includes the following key components:
- Automatic field calibration procedure: No accuracy drift over time and continuous operation;
- Shop floor reliability: Industrial components (industrial-grade tool changer, computers and touch screens; NEMA 12 certification; fully robotized calibration; among others.);
- Metrology-grade measurements: Accuracy up to 0.030 mm, resolution of up to 0.050 mm, high repeatability and traceable certificate;
- For detailed key features and benefits of the MetraSCAN 3D R-Series, watch the product video or visit Creaform website.
“Automated quality control has been one of our driving forces since 2013, Creaform is now fully braced to support a large range of customer needs in terms of industrial automated quality control,” adds Marco St-Pierre, Division Vice-President Technology and Innovation at Creaform.
The R-Series solution will make its first appearance at Control in Stuttgart, Germany, April 24–27.
Creaform develops, manufactures, and sells 3D portable measurement technologies and specializes in engineering services. The company 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, 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 approximately $4.0 billion.