Automated Inspection Scancobot speeds up execution of serial measurements

Editor: Alexander Stark

With the Scancobot, GOM presents a mobile measuring station with collaborating robot, motorized rotation stage and powerful software. Combined with the compact and high-precision sensor Atos Q, the complete system is predestined for automated 3D measurements.

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Thanks to the Blue Light Equalizer and fast data processing, Atos Q features an outstanding performance.
Thanks to the Blue Light Equalizer and fast data processing, Atos Q features an outstanding performance.
(Source: Sebastian Dorbrietz)

The newly developed Scancobot from GOM is especially suited for efficient quality control of small and medium-sized components made of plastic, metal or cast iron. The flexible Atos Q with Triple Scan principle, Blue Light Equalizer and precise calibration as a self-monitoring system with active temperature management can be optionally equipped with five interchangeable lenses. They can be used to realize measuring fields from 100 x 70 mm2 to 500 x 370 mm2. Components with a weight of up to 50 kg, a diameter and a height of up to 500 mm can be inspected automatically.

The mobile measuring system features the all-in-one evaluation software GOM Inspect Suite including a virtual measuring room (VMR) and a kiosk interface. The software simultaneously handles measurement planning, digitization and inspection. The VMR fully maps the real measurement environment and the measurement process and executes it automatically. The CAD data set of the component to be inspected is imported into the software together with the associated measurement plan. The necessary sensor positions and robot paths are calculated fully automatically at the push of a button. The user does not need any knowledge in programming the robot.


The Scancobot with Atos Q is particularly compact thanks to its compact dimensions of 97  mm x 755 mm and a working height of 1000 mm. Due to attached rollers and a total weight of less than 200 kg, the system can be pushed directly to the location where the next measurement is to be made. To comply with market-specific safety regulations, the system can be supplied with a standardized safety housing.