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Automate Manual Gaging for Machine Shops

Q-Span Robotic Workstations automate part handling and dimensional gaging on machined parts from mills and lathes, to improve quality and productivity.

Improve job shop productivity

Automate the manual inspection tools you currently use at your CNC machines or in your QC lab. Q-Span Workstations work in-line with your installed machine tending robots. Your machinists will spend less time inspecting parts, and more time producing them.

You can create a closed-loop system to set automatic machine tool offsets, enabling lights-out machining.

Eliminate metrology bottlenecks

No more waiting for manual dimensional inspection! Add your preferred metrology tools from your trusted and approved suppliers to the Q-Span Workstation. We can work with nearly all suppliers to automate your existing manual gaging processes. These include:

Contact inspection tools

  • Calipers
  • Bore gages
  • Height gages
  • Pin gages

Non-contact inspection tools

  •  Air gages
  • Laser micrometers
  • Vision systems

Improve traceability and process control

The workstation automates in-process gaging. It easily and automatically captures real-time inspection data for up to 100% of your parts.

Monitor process drift and machine tool wear

Improve uptime with preventative maintenance

Extend tool life

Reduce scrap

Improve traceability

Flexible automation made simple

Q-Span Workstations enable do-it-yourself (DIY) automation. They are easy to install and use – no robotic experience required! Each workstation seamlessly combines:

A collaborative robot from Universal Robots

Innovative robotic grippers and calipers

Other standard gages

Teachable “plug-and-produce” software

Data Server Application to log data in real time and export for SPC

Can you use a Q-Span Kit?

Book a private, interactive demo with our applications engineers to see how a Q-Span Workstation Kit can seamlessly work with your existing machining processes and gaging tools.

Learn More

Learn more about the Q-Span Workstation Kit for automated dimensional gaging in precision machining.

Ask an Applications Engineer

Ask us about automating your preferred manual gaging tools and processes with a Q-Span Workstation.