using high-resolution optical 3D metrology

When manufacturing small badges in high precision, digitalization and networking between production systems, machines, and measurement technology are decisive in modern production strategies. High-resolution 3D metrology and new collaborative systems by Alicona enable you to automate and digitalize your production.

Compact Cobot

Collaborative 3D measurement system

The new Compact Cobot is a universal solution applicable in all industries to verify surface state and dimensional accuracy of also large components. Cobots deliver high resolution, traceable and repeatable measurements also in production. The collaborative systems require no prior metrology knowledge and make handling, programming, and executing measurement series easy.

The Alicona cobot range is based on the combination of a collaborative 6-axis robot and a robust optical 3D measurement sensor IF-SensorR25.  Alicona Cobots offer intuitive hand guided controls for the teach in of measurement series, automatic measurement evaluation, and a no-enclosures safety concept. As a result, cobots are ideal for verifying surface state and dimensional accuracy of work pieces in existing production environments.

Pick & Place with InfiniteFocusSL

Automatic probe placement and measurement

The new Pick & Place system by Alicona is a cost-efficient automation option that is especially applicable for smalller production environments. The optical measurement system InfiniteFocus SL is connected with an automation interface and a pick and place robot. Using the automation software "Automation Manager", any series of measurements can be defined at several positions by an administrator, which the operator then starts with the press of a button. Control and measurement are fully automated, and upon completion the worker receives a measurement report with OK or not OK details.

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Automation Manager and CADCAM connection

Virtual measurement planning and automated measurement

The AutomationManager is a software platform that makes the automated and user-independent measurement and evaluation of micro-precision components or micro-structured surfaces on large components possible. The process is based on the interplay between an administrator, who defines the measurement program, and operators in the production area. The operator starts the pre-programmed measurements at the touch of a button, the selection of the components to be measured is done by means of a drop-down menu or barcode scanner. The measurement and evaluation of form and roughness parameters runs automatically, the worker has no influence on the measurement result.

A CAD CAM connection makes it possible to define the measurement points, measurement direction etc. directly in the CAD file. Tilt angle, travel direction in XYZ, as well as rotation angle are automatically calculated and synchronized with the AutomationManager. A simulation makes it possible to create a preview of the measurement process to be carried out, and so ensures a safe and secure measurement planning. The virtual operation of the Alicona measurement systems comprises the entire handling, from the positioning of a component through to the determination of the measurement area in 3D. This allows manufacturers to integrate the measurement technology already into the design phase, which is a significant contribution to the implementation of 3D metrology within the entire production chain

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