The new optical 3D measuring machine capitalises on the MetraSCAN 3D-R metrology scanner and combines efficiency and reliability of robotisation in an automated industrial measuring cell.

The CUBE-R extends the 3D digitising and inspection capabilities of the MetraSCAN 3D for the dimensional measurement of parts ranging from 1 to 3 m, with metrology-grade volumetric accuracy in real-life shopfloor conditions.

Unlike conventional systems, the CUBE-R delivers both speed and volumetric accuracy, the company says. In addition, it ensures a significant increase in productivity. The CUBE-R offers a realistic and comprehensive alternative CMMs and other robot-mounted, structured-light 3D scanners.

Key features and benefits

  • High productivity: Performs effective inspections on several hundred parts a day (even on dark or reflective parts with complex geometry)
  • Multitasking: Maximises production cycle and throughput by offering a simultaneous operation of data acquisition and analysis in a continuous and uninterrupted measurement flow
  • Automatic field calibration procedure: No accuracy drift over time and continuous operation
  • Minimum operator training: Easy-to-use and short learning curve to keep up with fast production pace
  • Complete turnkey solution: No integration required, fully enclosed and shop-floor ready
  • Smaller factory footprint: A complete 4.1 by 4.1 by 3.1 m turnkey solution with a flexible shopfloor configuration
  • In a further announcement related to the launch, Metrologic Group and Creaform say they have entered into a partnership in which Creaform integrates Metrologic Group’s software suite with its new CUBE-R 3D automated dimensional inspection solution.

    Integrating Metrologic Group’s Silma X4 i-Robot and Metrolog X4 i-Robot, the CUBE-R delivers an array of benefits. The software calculates the most efficient positioning of the sensor and the best collision-free trajectories for the robot. The same software manages the optical 3D measurements, simultaneously provides advanced analysis of the results – even when computing huge point clouds – and edits personalised, easy-to-understand reports. In short, Metrolog and Silma X4 i-Robot turn the CUBE-R into a simple automated measurement solution, easily operated by a non-specialist operator.