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Q-Span Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can Q-Span measure machined parts? Yes! Measuring machined parts is a very typical application. As parts are machined, you need to frequently inspect them to ensure that parts are not falling out of spec due to machine tool wear. You can even send your measurements...

When Part Gauging is a Bottleneck

 Defined processes are critical to continuous improvement in manufacturing. Key measurement points are identified and metrics are put in place to measure processes. The resulting data is meant to be used for process improvement. It is in the evaluation of the data...

The Cobot Ecosystem for Automated Gauging

Premium partners help New Scale Robotics deliver premium gauging systems, perfectly tailored to your application and ready to expand An advantage of collaborative robots (cobots) is the robust ecosystem of end-of-arm-tooling, sensing, and other components that...

Cobots Calm Labor Market Woes for High-Mix Manufacturers

For quality teams, automation addresses these challenges. 1. As skilled inspection staff are retiring, critical metrology know-how must be retained. 2. Labor costs, even at minimum wage, are too high to hire full-time manual inspectors, even if companies could find them. 3. Management demands a growing amount of accurate, real-time data to feed internal initiatives for continuous process improvement.

As Robotics Gain Hold, Here’s How to Manage Them

The pandemic has only fueled the worker shortage, prompting manufacturers to embrace automation in large numbers. Quality Magazine has published advice on how senior leadership can ensure that robots are implemented in a way that supports a problem-free transition to...

Top 5 Gauges for Flexible QC Automation

Cobots are making QC automation accessible to small and mid-size manufacturing operations What are the top five gauges that QC teams want to automate using collaborative robots? We presented our findings in a recent article published at Manufacturing.net. The top five...

Cobots Rule the Day at Automate 2023

Automate 2023 saw record-setting attendance, with Huntington Place swelling to capacity with exhibitors, attendees and robots. It felt as though every square inch of exhibit space contained a robot arm. What was very clear this year was the explosion of collaborative...

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