Q-Span™ Workstation Kit Accessories and Services
NSR-PG Precision Gripper / Robotic Caliper
This dual-function robotic gripper for part handling and robotic caliper for measuring is included in Q-Span Workstations for automated QC inspection and sorting of small parts.
The world’s first robotic calipers
for automated small part measurement inspection
Precise finger motion with force control
for gripping and intricate small part handling
Small and lightweight design
enables multiple tools on a single robot arm
Quick connect to UR tool port or New Scale MTM Multi-Tool Mount
– no cables along the robot arm, for continuous 360-degree rotation
NSR-PG-10-20-URe Specifications (with default factory fingers)
|Robot Compatibility||Universal Robots UR3e, UR5e, UR10e|
|Interface||High-speed RS-485 interface for highest measurement precision and ability to use multiple grippers/calipers on one robot.|
|Measurement resolution||2.5 μm||0.0001 in|
|Measurement repeatability1||+/- 5 μm||+/- 0.0002 in|
|Measurement accuracy, full scale2||+/- 20 μm||+/- 0.0008 in|
|Adjustment range of standard fingers3||0-52 mm||0-2.0 in|
|Travel – gripper opening range||20 mm||0.8 in|
|SPEED AND FORCE|
|Speed – programmable)||2-30 mm/s||0.1-1.2 in/s|
|Grip force – programmable, bi-directional4||3-10 N||0.7- 2.2 lb force|
|Grip force resolution||0.5 N||0.1 lb force|
|Back drive force – no power||1-3 N||0.2-0.7 lb force|
|Recommended work piece mass5||100 grams||0.22 lbs|
|Mass – gripper with standard fingers, UR mounting plate and hardware||205 grams||0.45 lb|
|Agency approvals||CE, RoHS|
NOTE 1 – Applies to measurements taken using the same grip force for each part.
NOTE 2 – Applies to measurements taken using the same grip force for each part and also using the same grip force to establish the reference offset.
NOTE 3 – Fingers can be re-positioned by loosening two screws and using mounting pin locations. Custom fingers can be installed for wider adjustment range.
NOTE 4 – Gripping force is bi-directional; parts may be gripped on their inside or outside surfaces using appropriate fingers.
NOTE 5 – Maximum may be higher depending on finger friction and force setting.
NSR-MTM Multi-Tool Mount
This innovative mount supports up to three NSR-PG gripper/calipers on one Universal Robots cobot in Q-Span Workstations for automated QC inspection and sorting of small parts.
ISO 9409-1-50-4-M6 mounting surface and M8 round plug cable connection
Quickly teach and set positions
Automatically build device processes
Speed and simplify creation of complex operations
NSR-MTM-3-URe Specifications (not including tools)
|Mass – with UR mounting plate and hardware||470 grams||1.04 lbs|
|Current Draw @ 24 V (NSR-MTM-3 only)
Consult tool documentation for current draw of specific tools
|0 to 0.4 Amps|
|Operating Voltage||22-26 Volts|
|Temperature – Operating||0 to 50 °C||0 to 122 °F|
|Temperature – Storage||-30 to 60 °C||-22 to 140 °F|
|Humidity – Operating, Non-Condensing||5 to 95 %|
|IP rating||40 IP|
|Tool Compatibility||NSR-PG Gripper/Calipers|
|UR Robot Compatibility||e-Series UR3e, UR5e, UR10e|
Metrology Fingers and Fingertips Set
Standard gripping fingers, ruby styli fingers, and metrology fingertips for a wide range of measurement needs are included in Q-Span Workstations for automated QC inspection and sorting of small parts.
Using a simple hex key
Measure outside or inside dimensions
Using bi-directional force of the NSR-PG gripper/caliper
|Fingertips||Used to measure these types of features||Example|
|Flat Fingertips (2)||Flat
|Diameter of a sphere|
|Spherical Fingertips (2)||Flat
|Distance between two flat surfaces|
|Ruby Styli Fingers (2)||Flat
|Inside diameter of a hole in a part|
|M2x4 screws (6), alignment pins (4) and hex key wrench to install fingers and fingertips|
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:
Gage R&R assessment and system correlation studies
Our applications engineers can assess your parts and help with a system correlation study.
We can help you design and build part trays and metrology fingers specific to the parts and dimensions you need to measure.
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.
Contact us for more information about our services and pricing.
Learn About Q-Span Kits
Learn more about the Q-Span Workstation Kit, a complete do-it-yourself (DIY) solution for automated small part measurement.
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