Third Dimension offer a plug and play Vectro non-contact gauging solution for the new Fanuc CRX series of collaborative robots. The Fanuc CRX ‘expansion pack’ includes a custom software plugin that integrates Vectro functionality into the graphical user interface of the Fanuc Tablet Teach Pendant.
Adding Vectro commands to a robot program is achieved by dragging and dropping the Vectro ‘Measure’ icon into the program timeline and selecting the desired tool from a dropdown list. Automating inspection and measurement tasks has never been easier!
Based on the proven GapGun hand-held gauging system, Vectro enables automated 2D profile measurements to be carried out quickly and easily for both QC and process control applications.
Measure gap and flush, edge, radius, chamfer, angle, and many other profile features in your manufacturing process.
Violet laser technology enables measurement on challenging materials and surfaces such as Gloss paint, glass, plastics, bare metal, rubber, sealants, and fabrics.
By assigning measurement results to system registers on the robot controller it is possible to create data driven processes where program execution is guided by feature size. For example, you may wish to turn on a beacon light and pause the program if a feature is out of tolerance, or perhaps check additional features if a measurement is below a specified value. The posibilities are endless.
Measurement data is output to a file or network share for access by third party data processing software packages such as QMS, PMS or SPC, for inspection and quality control purposes or fed back to the production process for closed loop control, minimising defects, and waste.
For more advanced applications, custom software can be developed using the LINK SDK that enables full Vectro functionality and compatibility with existing GapGun installations.
Third Dimension are building a global network of independent Vectro Integrators, or VI’s. VI’s are automation specialists, robot integrators trained and supported by Third Dimension, who offer complete, turnkey, automated inspection and measurement solutions based on Vectro. For details of your nearest VI, or if you are a robot integrator interested in becoming one, then please call +44 3333 443 000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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