Automated production cell with optical metrology
KLEINER Stanztechnik combines machine tools, measuring technology and robotics in a new production cell. It aims at autonomous, fully automatic production of tool components including measuring protocol. Bruker Alicona is not only a selected measurement technology partner because of its automation capabilities.
Business Unit Manager Tool Technology
Integration in a production cell
Combination of two HSC milling machines, a die-sinking EDM machine as well as tactile and optical measuring technology. Bruker Alicona is used to optically measure the electrode, which is then further transferred to the EDM machine.
3D measurement of a die
Optical 3D measurement of a die in true and false color visualization
InfiniteFocus combined with a Real3D Roation Unit
The advantages of Bruker Alicona InfiniteFocus combinated with a Real3D Rotation Unit: "The rotary axis allows us to ideally position and measure any number of surfaces and surface features in just one measuring process."
Bruker Alicona Measurement System at Kleiner 2.0 - see in this Video how Kleiner integrates the optical CMM with a high precision rotation unit directly in the manufacturing cell.
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Optical 3D measurement combined with tooling, molding and industrial robotic technologies
Christian Hamann, Business Unit Manager Tool Technology at KLEINER Stanztechnik, remains modest: "I can’t just say whether our new production cell makes us stand-alone worldwide. But our customers confirm that they have not yet seen a comparable production cell with integrated measurement technology at this high degree of automation.” The German stamping technology company has been proud to combine expertise in the field of precision stamped parts and high-performance stamping tools with new technologies since its foundation, thus meeting increasing customer demands from various industries.
With its new production cell, combining technologies from tool and mold making, metrology and industrial robotics, KLEINER once again proves its innovative strength. For Christian Hamann, the commissioning is a milestone: "At the moment, man and individual components of the cell are still interacting with each other. The production cell in its final state will enable completely self-sufficient production with a fully automatic process. We hand over a raw part to the cell, and at the end we receive a completely manufactured tool including measuring report without any further intervention.”
How Kleiner succeeds with Bruker Alicona solution
Dimensional accuracy & surface finish measurement
- Accurate, fast and universal optical 3D measuring instrument for tolerances in the µm and sub-µm range
- Components are measured area-based and with high resolution independent of size, material, geometry, weight and surface finish
- A number of proven and new features combine the functionalities of a roughness measuring system (Ra, Rq, Rz/Sa, Sq, Sz) with the characteristics of a coordinate measuring machine