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Introducing Q-Span™ Automated Small-Part Measurement Systems

Automate digital caliper measurements, data logging and part handling


The Q-Span™ System is a NEW QC solution for high-mix, small batch manufacturing.

  • Pick and measure small parts with one collaborative robot
  • Sort and place parts based on measurements
  • Record data for statistical analysis
  • Automate in-line inspection and process control

Improve quality and capacity

This affordable automation system boosts your existing QC team’s capacity.

  • Return on investment in less than 10 months
  • Improve inspection accuracy
  • Increase staff skills and reduce repetitive stress injuries

Watch: How does a Q-Span™ System help your quality team?

Pick, measure and place small parts with up to three precision gripper/caliper tools on one collaborative robot

Can we help?

If you’re manually measuring small parts (up to about 4 inches) with digital calipers – we can probably help. Let us know what you’re trying to measure and we’ll do a FREE assessment of your part.

If it’s a good fit, we’ll provide a correlation study and verification report to demonstrate that a Q-Span System is a capable tool for your parts and processes.

See it in action!

Book an interactive, online demonstration of the Q-Span Workstation. Our applications engineers will tailor the demo to your interests, and answer your questions about automating your quality processes. Book online or call (585) 924-4450 today.

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Explore Q-Span

Learn more about Q-Span Systems and how to evaluate the benefits in your own operation.

Book a Demo

Contact us to schedule a private, interactive online demo of a Q-Span Workstation.

Contact Us

Q-Span Systems are available from New Scale Robotics and select distributors. Contact us to find a distributor near you.