Automated Industrial Measuring Cell Delivers Speed, Accuracy

Creaform has launched the Cube-R, a turnkey automated dimensional inspection solution. 

Creaform has launched the Cube-R, a turnkey automated dimensional inspection solution. The optical 3D measuring machine combines MetraScan 3D-R scanning technology with the efficiency and reliability of robotization in an automated industrial measuring cell.

The machine extends the 3D digitizing and inspection capabilities of the MetraScan 3D for the dimensional measurement of parts ranging from 1 to 3 m with metrology-grade volumetric accuracy in shopfloor conditions.

The machine is designed to deliver speed and volumetric accuracy, as well as an increase in productivity. It can serve as an alternative to coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) and other robot-mounted, structured-light 3D scanners.

The Cube-R is said to be able to perform effective inspections on several hundred parts per day, including on dark or reflective parts with complex geometries. Its simultaneous operation of data acquisition and analysis in a continuous and uninterrupted measurement flow maximizes production and throughput. An automatic field calibration procedure prevents accuracy drift over time and enables continuous operation. 

The machine is designed for ease of use, so operators can keep up with a fast production pace. It is fully enclosed and shopfloor-ready, requiring no integration.