Creaform Automated Quality Control for the Production Line
Creaform presents automated quality control solutions at Hannover Messe 2019.
Today more than ever, it is necessary to be able to carry out dimensional controls within the production cycle with automated measuring technology solutions next to or on the production line. The industry of tomorrow is moving toward automated quality control. In Industry 4.0, where the entire manufacturing process is connected, integrated, and automated, 3D scanning is better suited than probing to inspect parts as they are manufactured. Indeed, 3D scanners can quickly capture a lot of data, which are essential to the 4.0 manufacturing process.
Creaform's Metra Scan 3D-R is said to be a robotic measurement solution that can be integrated with production automation processes. The automated measuring system is available as a turnkey or customised solution, which can be installed next to the production line. This allows for the robot-mounted 3D scanner to perform fast, high-precision automatic inspections on complex surfaces.
With the portable 3D scanners Handyscan 3D and Metrascan 3D, Creaform makes the scanning of complex geometries and quality control easily accessible to everyone. They can be used directly where a part must be measured. Even in non-constant work environments such as in a production environment, they deliver fast, reliable, and accurate results. Now that the range of accuracy granted by 3D scanning exceeds the threshold required for quality control and that its development helps to respond to industry challenges, all the technology benefits, such as its speed, ease of use, and portability, can be applied to improve the quality of products and the work of quality control professionals.