Automation tools feature fast deployment, rapid ROI for small part handling and measurement.
New Scale Robotics has announced that its NSR-PG-10-20-URe Gripper/Caliper and NSR-MTM-3-URe Multi-Tool Mount have received UR+ Certification from Universal Robots (UR).
With this certification, UR confirms that it has tested and approved the products to work with UR e-Series collaborative robots (cobots) to provide fast deployment, simple programming and reliable operation.
The NSR-PG-10-20-URe Gripper/Caliper is the smallest parallel gripper and the first robotic digital caliper for cobots. It leverages the UR e-Series’ high-speed RS-485 interface to deliver measurement precision of 2.5 µm (.0001 inch) and enable control of multiple tools on one robot.
The NSR-MTM-3-URe Multi-Tool Mount allows up to three tools to be mounted and controlled on UR’s smallest e-Series cobots, including the UR3e. This allows the robot to perform multiple processes with fewer large moves, improving throughput and productivity.
Both components are part of New Scale Robotics’ new Q-Span Workstations, combining robotic pick-and-place with automated measurement of small parts and logging of data for analysis. Configured with a UR3e cobot, Q‑Span Workstations easily integrate into existing workflows in the QC lab or on the production floor of high-mix, small-batch manufacturing environments. Q-Span Workstations allow QC teams to automate the tedious manual process of measuring parts, improving throughput and data accuracy.
About New Scale Robotics
New Scale Robotics makes smart automation tools for flexible manufacturing. Our products plug-and-play with collaborative robots to create agile solutions, with rapid return on investment (ROI), for high-mix, small-batch manufacturing operations. We solve problems requiring intricate part handling and precision part measurement.
Our Q-Span™ Automated Small-Part Measurement Systems help customers reduce errors, increase throughput, and better utilize skilled labor in QC measurement inspection. Q-Span Systems automate part handling, digital caliper measurements and QC data logging with one easy-to-use robotic workstation. Q-Span Workstations fit into existing work spaces and workflows and deliver ROI in less than 10 months.
A Division of New Scale Technologies, Inc., we have nearly 20 years of experience delivering small, precise and smart embedded motion systems that make our customers more competitive. Our miniature mechatronic “smart motion modules” incorporate numerous patents and proprietary know-how including piezoelectric and magnetic micro-actuators, sensors, drives, control systems and network connectivity. We deliver motion modules that have unmatched miniaturization, micrometer-scale resolution, and fully-integrated microelectronics with intelligent firmware. We enable our customers to create the highest-performance products, with the smallest size, in the shortest time.