Automated Metrology with Cobots

Measurement inspection and sorting of small parts are tedious tasks traditionally performed by human operators. The NSR-PG Precision Parallel Gripper  lets you use collaborative robots (cobots) to easily automate these repetitive tasks.

We provide the first tools for automated metrology with cobots.

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Your Complete Solution for Small Part Gauging, Measurement and Sorting

NSR-PG-10-20e Precision Parallel Gripper has an internal position sensor with a resolution of 2.5 μm (0.1 inch/1000). It includes factory fingers adjustable to three different opening ranges – up to 52 mm. Learn more

NSR-KIT-F1 Metrology Fingertips Kit includes three pairs of fingertips. These easily install on the NSR-PG precision gripper’s factory fingers to enable precision measurements of a wide variety of part shapes. Learn more

Data Logging Tech Note provides detailed instructions and a complete working example: How to measure parts, transfer the data to a server, and record and plot the data.

Example Code includes
1. a URScript showing how to program the UR robot for metrology, and

2. a server-side program example written in C# for Windows PC.

URCaps Plugin included with the gripper enables fast setup and simple programming of the gripper and robot. Measurement data is displayed on the teach pendant and continuously available in the software.

WATCH | How to Implement Automated Metrology with Cobots

This video shows how to use the NSR-PG-10-20 Precision Parallel Gripper with a UR3 cobot from Universal Robots to easily automate repetitive, labor-intensive measurement and quality control tasks.

Metrology Fingertips Kit

This video shows how to install and use the Metrology Fingertips Kit for the NSR-PG-10-20 Precision Parallel Gripper.

Establishing Zero Reference

After installing the metrology fingertips, establish the zero reference for the finger tips by measuring a part with a known standard dimension.

Data Logging

This video demonstrates measuring parts with a UR3 cobot and an NSR-PG gripper with metrology fingertips, transferring the data to a server, and recording and plotting this data.