Automation: Measuring technology increases productivity

Smart Manufacturing at Alicona

Smart Manufacturing

The impact of automation for modern manufacturing and digitization

Automation is more than the automatic measurement of shape and roughness parameters of a component. Automation also means simple interaction between administrator and machine operator, intuitive order management, high measuring accuracy also in production as well as communication and networking with existing production machines up to the connection to an ERP and QM system. Alicona offers tried and tested solutions.

With the trend to increasingly implement quality assurance and thus measurement technology as an integral part of production, requirements on measurement systems have changed as well. Measuring systems must be fully automatable so that they can be used by any operator without metrology know-how or special training. In addition, complex components with tight tolerances require robust, high-resolution measuring systems suitable for production that deliver traceable and repeatable measurement results. Furthermore, software-interfaces are needed to enable networking and communication between all systems involved. Manufacturers then receive real-time data on production trends and can avoid rejects at an early stage - a first part is immediately a good part.

Have a look at the Automation Manager and its benefits


Alicona offers with the Automation Manager software a variety of automation options. The range extends from "simple" automated measurement and evaluation to Smart Manufacturing, networked production. Users benefit from:

  • Automatic measurement of dimension, position, shape and roughness
  • Digital measurement planning
  • Extended database management
  • Connection to QM and ERP system
  • Machine to machine communication
  • Modular expansion options as automatic defect measurement, grinding grains analysis, shot peening analysis and laser treatment analysis

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