In the September 2020 issue of Production Machining, senior editor Lori Beckman writes about Q-Span Systems and how the innovative precision robotic caliper extends the applicability of collaborative robots to perform sorting and measurement of small parts. The article discusses quality control and CMM machine tending applications.
“Once the Q-Span System is taught the proper force, position and orientations needed to make precise measurements, it can repeat the procedures indefinitely and continue to operate lights-out. It can be taught procedures for many different parts, and changeover from one part to another can be accomplished in less than an hour.”
Production Machining is produced in association with the Precision Machined Products Association (PMPA). It covers advanced new technology, practices and processes in the manufacture of precision machined parts in high volumes. Its editors create in-depth application stories centered around real users of precision machining equipment. The brand, which features a monthly magazine, website, blog and e-newsletter, also provides industry news, information about new equipment and technical articles detailing innovative machining technology that companies can use to grow their businesses.
About New Scale Robotics
New Scale Robotics (www.newscalerobotics.com) makes smart automation tools and systems for flexible manufacturing. Our products integrate with small collaborative robots to make automation affordable for small- and mid-sized companies. We solve problems requiring intricate part handling and precision part measurement, emphasizing plug-and-play simplicity with fast and flexible setup.
A division of New Scale Technologies, Inc., we have more than 15 years of experience and numerous patents in micro motor and motion control system development. Our electro-mechanical systems feature unmatched miniaturization, micrometer-scale resolution, and fully-integrated microelectronics with intelligent firmware. Our customers benefit from high performance, superior ease of use, and fast system integration.