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Applications | Plastics

Automate Manual Gauging for Plastics Molding and Machining

Q-Span Robotic Workstations automate part handling and dimensional gauging on molded and machined plastic parts, to improve quality and productivity.

Reduce labor spend on part inspection

Automate the manual inspection tools you currently use on the production floor or in your QC lab. These include mold verification, in-process gauging and AQL sampling. Your machinists will spend less time inspecting parts, and more time producing them.

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 gauging processes. These include:

Contact inspection tools

  • Calipers
  • Bore gauges
  • Height or drop gauges
  • LVDT probes

Non-contact inspection tools

  •  Air gauges
  • Laser micrometers
  • Vision systems
  • 2D telecentric profilers

Video example: Robotic calipers and ruby styli on a medical filter housing

Improve traceability and process control

Q-Span Workstations can automate gauging offline or in-process. Improve the repeatability and reproducibility of measurements on plastic parts. Remove operator variation while emulating the best practices of your inspectors.

Improve traceability and gage R&R

Expand offline monitoring in high-mix production

Log data in real time and export for SPC

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 or FANUC

Innovative robotic grippers and calipers

Other standard gauges

Teachable “plug-and-produce” software

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 plastics molding or plastics machining processes and gaging tools.

Learn More

Learn more about the Q-Span Workstation Kit for automated dimensional gauging in plastics molding and machining.

Ask an Applications Engineer

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