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Q-Span Gauging Systems – Beyond Calipers

Automate Your Existing Manual Gauging Methods

Q-Span® Workstations are robotic tools that automate dimensional metrology and make manufacturing companies more competitive. Now you can easily automate part handling and gauging of critical dimensions in high-mix, small- batch manufacturing.

These do-it-yourself (DIY) robotic workstations seamlessly combine:

  • A collaborative robot from Universal Robots
  • New Scale’s innovative smart gripper/calipers
  • Other standard gauges
  • Teachable “plug-and-produce” software – As easy to use as a smartphone

Use Your Preferred Inspection Tools

Incorporate your preferred metrology tools from your trusted and approved suppliers. A Q-Span Workstation can work with tools from nearly all suppliers to automate your existing manual processes.

Contact gauging tools include:

  • Calipers
  • Bore gauges
  • Height gauges
  • Pin gauges

Non-contact inspection tools include:

  • Air gauges
  • Laser micrometers
  • Vision systems

Improve Process Control, Yield and Throughput

Q-Span Workstations include easy-to-use software for robotic control and data collection. Digitize inspection data from multiple gauges into one output.

The flexible workstation lets you automate in-process gauging on the manufacturing floor.  Easily generate real-time inspection data for up to 100% of your parts to reduce scrap and inspection costs.

Workforce Challenges? Solved.

Q-Span Workstations elevate quality teams by improving skills, capacity, productivity, recruitment, and retention. Fill your vacant operations and quality control positions by automating your repetitive and boring production processes.

DIY Configuration and Set Up – or Get Help!

The Q-Span Workstation Kit is a do-it-yourself (DIY) quality inspection tool. It includes everything you need to quickly and easily set up the workstation and begin measuring your first part, using the example hardware and software in the kit. The collaborative robot is as easy to use as a smart phone – no robotics experience necessary!

Should you prefer more assistance with the initial setup, we’re here for you. We offer:

Configuration with your gauging systems
We can help you automate your preferred manual gauging tools and processes with a Q-Span Workstation.

Gage R&R assessment and system correlation studies
Our applications engineers can assess your parts and help with a system correlation study.

Hardware design 
We can help you design and build part trays and metrology fingers specific to the parts and dimensions you need to measure.

Programming
We will create the programs or “recipes” for your Q-Span Workstation to pick, measure and place your specific parts according to your metrology processes.

Learn More

Learn more about the Q-Span Workstation Kit, a complete do-it-yourself (DIY) solution for automated dimensional gauging of small parts.

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See the Q-Span Workstation in action and watch our short system overview videos.