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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
(pass/fail, bin)

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

1. Up to three robotic calipers / gripper tools on one mount

2. Metrology fingers

3. Parts-in and parts-out trays

4. Measurement and zero-reference fixtures, NIST-traceable gauge block

5. Easy-to-use software – quickly build robot programs and log data

6. Workstation table

7. Six-axis robot arm from Universal Robots (purchased separately)

Available as do-it-yourself kits or fully-configured solutions

Flexible automation solution for QC measurement

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 part correlation study

We provide a FREE part correlation study and verification report to demonstrate that a Q-Span System is a capable tool for your parts and processes. Find out how we measure the parts you send us, validate our measurements, and demonstrate correlation with your existing measurement method.

Watch: What’s in a Q-Span Workstation Solution?


Q-Span Workstation Kit

Do-it-yourself 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.

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.

New White Paper

Learn about Innovations in Small-Part Measurement, from manual gages and laser scanners to CMMs and robotic calipers. Find out how robots in the QC lab improve repeatability, reproducibility, throughput, and job satisfaction.

See for Yourself!

Schedule a private, interactive online demo of a Q-Span Workstation. Our applications engineers will tailor the demo to your interests and answer your questions abut automating QC measurement.

Contact Us

Q-Span Systems are available from New Scale Robotics and select distributors. Contact us to find a distributor near you.