𝗦𝘁𝘂𝗴𝗴𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗨𝗻𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝘂𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝗰𝗼𝗯𝗼𝘁 𝗯𝗮𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗺𝗲𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗴𝘆 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘄𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝗺𝗲𝗮𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁
Automation technologies are also becoming increasingly important in teaching and research institutions. For the
Institute for Machine Tools IfW – University of Stuttgart the age of Industry 4.0 is closely related to solutions from the robotic and quality control sectors. Cobots combined with a 3D measuring sensor from Bruker Alicona ensure that wear measurement can be carried out automatically and without reclamping the tool leading to improved accuracy.
Cobots are ideal for verifying the surface state and dimensional accuracy of work pieces in existing production environments.
Verify surface quality & dimensional accuracy
Cobots combine a collaborative 6-axis robot arm and a robust optical 3D measurement sensor to deliver traceable and repeatable high-resolution measurements, even in production. They require no prior knowledge of metrology and make handling, programming and executing measurement series easy. This is made possible by intuitive hand-guided controls for the teach-in of measurement series, automatic measurement evaluation, and a no-enclosures safety concept.
Users verify surface quality and dimensional accuracy of small features on large components. Examples from the Cobot series are the DiscCobot, the TurbineCobot or the CompactCobot, which are used in the aircraft, automotive and tooling industries for industrial quality assurance. Users also benefit from the high mobility and flexibility of collaborative systems, as Cobots can be positioned as required due to their mobile design. This allows users to measure their components directly in the machine tool.