Automate Manual Gauging in Machining Operations
Q-Span Robotic Workstations automate part handling and dimensional gauging in machining operations. Inspect machined parts from CNCs, mills and lathes to improve quality and productivity.
Improve machine shop productivity
Automate the manual inspection tools you currently use at your CNC machines or in your QC lab. Your machinists will spend less time inspecting parts, and more time producing them.
Q-Span Workstations work in-line with your installed machine tending robots. With near-machine inspection, 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! Incorporate your preferred metrology tools from your trusted and approved suppliers into the Q-Span Workstation.
We can work with nearly all suppliers to automate your existing manual gauging processes. These include:
Contact inspection tools
Non-contact inspection tools
CASE STUDY VIDEOS
Thread Gauge Automation
See a Q-Span System automate four gauges – thread gauge, drop gauge, bore gauge, and robotic caliper – on one collaborative robot. Watch video
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 and adjust for process drift and machine tool wear
Improve uptime with preventative maintenance
Extend tool life
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 gauges
Teachable “plug-and-produce” software
Data Server Application to log data in real time and export for SPC or automated tool wear compensation
Can you use a Q-Span Workstation?
Learn more or 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 gauging tools.
Learn more about the Q-Span Workstation Kit for automated dimensional gauging in precision machining.
Ask an Applications Engineer
Ask us about automating your preferred manual gauging tools and processes with a Q-Span Workstation.