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ATOS Automation

Automation and Metrology

Companies realizing the benefits of ATOS accurate and rapid 3D scanning are further optimizing their manufacturing and production processes by advancing to automation.  Increase productivity, speed up dimensional analysis, and improve time to market without slowing down operations.  Capture 3D produces high quality and turn-key automated solutions that are engineered for a seamless integration.  Advanced hardware coupled with intelligent software orchestrated to give a user-friendly guided interface.

In a comparison to a CMM, which takes a single measurement at each programmed point where the probe contacts the surface of the part, ATOS is an optical non-contact measuring system that captures full-field scans of a volumetric area collecting millions of points per measurement.  With CMMs, the coordinate position of the part must be referenced before the measurement process; therefore, how the part is fixtured and oriented to the CMM is crucial.  Structured light scanners work oppositely.  Regardless of the object’s coordinate position in 3D space, the part geometry is scanned first and a coordinate system is applied afterward to the datum features detected within the measurement data.  This alleviates the need and requirement of expensive and highly accurate fixtures. Setup is easy and does not require CMM programming skills.

    • Certified accuracy
    • Rapid data capture
    • Repeatable process
    • Increase throughput
    • Inline production optimization
    • Single vendor

In industrial environments automated 3D scanning inspection cells, also known as near-line or in-line coordinate measuring machines (CMM), have become an integral part of manufacturing and production processes. The ATOS ScanBox is constructed and engineered to industrial standards to assure highest safety and mobility. Delivery time is short and setup is seamless. The ATOS ScanBox includes an ATOS 3D scanner, robot, rotary stage, software, safety house, and more. All the elements in one box to ensure automation success.

Designed, engineered, and patented by Capture 3D, the MC-XL is a multi-axis motion control system utilized for fully automating ATOS 3D scanning and dimensional analysis.  The MC-XL is built with high quality industrial components utilizing precision servo motors and stages.  It is integrated with the finest engineering motion devices that are quiet enough for office or lab settings, yet ruggedized for industrial environments.

Further increase speed, accuracy, throughput, and repeatability with the use of ATOS custom robotic cells.   ATOS, structured blue light 3D scanners, also known as an optical non-contact coordinate measuring machine (CMM), can be used in the lab, on the shop-floor, near-line, in-line and within production environments.  ATOS easily integrates with various robot manufacturers to ensure process integrity.  Quickly inspect parts without slowing down production.  Robotic solutions require minimal supervision.

Capture 3D offers a wide array of standard rotary stages to custom rotation tables to semi-automate 3D scanning and inspection processes for small to very heavy parts. 

GOM ScanCobot is an affordable mobile measuring station that combines a fully automated collaborative robot with ATOS blue light 3D scanners for accurate and repeatable measurement results of small to medium-sized parts.

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