Q-Span™ Automated Small-Part Measurement Systems
Automate digital caliper measurements, data logging and part handling
Pick, measure, and place small parts with one robotic workstation
Measure multiple dimensions in rapid succession
using up to three gripper/calipers on one robot
Sort parts based on measurements
Record measurement data
for statistical analysis and process control
Easily fit the system into existing work spaces and workflows
Increase staff skills and productivity
Reduce risk of repetitive stress injuries
Install quickly, change-over in minutes
to measure different parts
Handle small parts
up to 3.5 ounces (100 grams) and 3.94 inches (100 mm)
Measure with 0.0001 inches (2.5 μm) resolution
< 0.0002 inches (5 μm) repeatability and < 0.0006 inches (15 μm) accuracy
System delivery includes configuration with the robot,
demonstration of first part inspection, and staff training
Rapid return on investment (ROI) of less than 10 months
Q-Span™ Workstation Solution
1. Up to three gripper/calipers
2. Accessories configured for your specific part and measurement needs:
(a) Metrology fingertips (b) Parts-in and parts-out trays (c) Measurement and zero-reference fixtures with gauge block (NIST-traceable artifact)
3. Workstation table
4. PC and easy-to-use software to grasp and move parts, measure dimensions, make decisions and log data. Includes completed programs for your first part.
5. Six-axis robot arm from Universal Robots (purchased separately)
6. Delivery, installation, demonstration of your first part inspection, and training
Flexible automation solution for QC measurement tasks
Q-Span™ Workstations deliver flexible automation for QC measurements of small parts. They offer fast ROI in high-mix, small-batch manufacturing.
Q-Span Systems can automatically pick small parts, measure multiple features on each, and sort / place the parts based on any measured dimension (for example pass, fail, bin). Automation dramatically improves consistency and repeatability.
Q-Span Systems can also automatically record all measured data to a PC for statistical analysis. Eliminate data entry errors!
FREE WHITE PAPER
Q-Span System Correlation Study
How to qualify tool capability for your parts and processes
We will provide a FREE part correlation study and verification report to qualify that a Q-Span System is a capable tool for your parts and processes.
Get the White Paper to find out how we measure the parts you send us, validate our measurements, and demonstrate correlation with your existing measurement method.
Q-Span Workstation Solution
Fully configured and installed
We create a solution specific to your part, including custom part trays, metrology fingers, and programs.
Includes delivery, installation with your robot, and user training.
Q-Span Workstation Kit
We provide example parts, trays, and programs along with standard metrology fingers. You use these as a starting point to develop the system for your parts.
Installation and training NOT included with the kit.
Innovation Award Winner
Q-Span Systems were named to the Robotics Business Review’s RBR50 list in 2020, celebrating “original, impactful solutions” in robotics.
See for Yourself
Check out a webinar or find a live event near you.
Q-Span Systems are available from New Scale Robotics and select distributors. Contact us to find a distributor near you.