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Q-Span™ Systems

Introducing Q-Span Systems

Q-Span Systems free human workers from tedious, repetitive manual measurements and data entry tasks. They increase repeatability, reduce errors and boost job satisfaction.

Q-Span System Overview

Whether you use a Workstation KIT, or a fully configured Workstation SOLUTION, a Q-Span System will help you achieve gage R&R targets and replace tedious manual measurement and data entry tasks.

Robotic caliper/gripper calibration using cobots

Here’s how we automated final inspection and calibration of our own robotic caliper/gripper, using a collaborative robot in our QC area.

What exactly is a Q-Span System?

Follow along as we set up a scenario to show potential time savings, improvement to worker morale, and – perhaps most importantly – the ability to get better, more consistent data about your parts.

Q-Span Workstation Solution Short

What’s in a Q-Span Workstation Solution? Take the quick tour!

Q-Span Workstation KIT Short

What’s in a Q-Span Workstation KIT? Take the quick tour!

Application: Machine Tending and Automated Metrology

Machine tending and in-line measurement (full case study)

The NSR-PG Precision Gripper/Caliper is shown on a UR3e cobot, performing machine tending and part sorting in conjunction with a Zeiss O-Inspect CMM. Developed with Axis New York and OptiPro.

NEW in-line inspection in optics fabrication (short)

Optipro uses the NSR-PG precision gripper and caliper to combine machine tending with new in-line measurement inspection capabilities on a single collaborative robot.

New URe gripper + multi-tool system

See how our new NSR-MTM-3-URe multi-tool mount and NSR Devices software let you easily control three of our newest NSR-PG-10-20-UR3e precision grippers in this automated metrology application.

Application: Small Part Handling

Pick and Place Demo

Demonstration of a small part pick-and-place application by Numatic Engineering. Featuring the NSR-PG Precision Parallel Gripper and Cognex machine vision camera on a Universal Robots UR3 cobot.

Small Part Handling

This video shows the NSR-PG gripper picking small parts from a vibratory bowl. Demonstration by Numatic Engineering.

How To

Installing the Factory Fingers

This video shows how to install the factory fingers included with the NRS-PG-10-20 Precision Parallel Gripper in the three different standard positions.

How To: The Metrology Fingertips Kit

This video shows how to install and use the Metrology Fingertips Kit for the NSR-PG-10-20 Precision Parallel Gripper.

How To: Establishing Zero Reference

After installing the metrology fingertips, establish the zero reference for the finger tips by measuring a part with a known standard dimension.



The NSR-PG is an easy-to-use, plug-and-produce solution for the smallest collaborative robots. It installs in minutes using the UR robot output flange, tool I/O port, and URCaps plugin on the teach pendant.

Eastec 2019 Highlights

See three precision parallel grippers on one UR3e cobot in this demo from Eastec 2019, featuring comments from Universal Robots.

Holidays 2019

New Scale Robotics Presents: A Q-Span Christmas

Holidays 2018

Happy Holidays from New Scale Robotics