Automation to leverage Creaform’s 3D inspection solutions for its custom
Creaform, a worldwide leader in portable
3D measurement solutions and 3D engineering services, and HGS Automation, a custom robotic solutions integrator with proven success in plant
automation, announced that they have formed a strategic alliance.
will sell, integrate, and commission fully integrated Metrascan-R solutions, which provide robot-mounted
optical CMM 3D scanners for automated inspection on and off the production
Based on the Metrascan 3D™ technology, the
R (robot) version offers high accuracy, portability, and an intuitive interface
to clients in need of 3D scanning devices for on-line measurements in the automotive
and aerospace industries. HGS Automation also plans to offer custom solutions
for clients in the heavy
truck, rail, marine, medical, and general manufacturing industries.
Creaform’s TRUaccuracy TM technology,
the robotized inspection solutions offer HGS Automation customers the following
inspection and quality control performed directly on production lines.
Versatility: The solution
can be fully configured and programmed (inspection programs) to meet inspection
automation requirements for parts of various sizes and shapes.
Accuracy: Highly-accurate measurements of up to 0.085 mm in shop floor
conditions (no matter instability, vibrations, thermal variation, etc.).
Accuracy is determined by the optical CMM scanner and independent from the
Dynamic referencing: With
the C-Track’s dynamic referencing mode, the coordinate system can be
literally “locked” onto the part being measured, therefore maintaining part
alignment during the entire scanning process regardless of the production
Automatic self-calibration: Simply
positioning a certified gauge in the work envelope ensures constant accuracy
during the systems entire life cycle.
Continuous parameter monitoring: Monitoring of
parameters, such as temperature and accuracy, ensures constant device accuracy
during a systems entire life.
The turnkey solutions offered by HGS
Automation provide better quality, accuracy, and repeatability. Moreover, they reduce
health and safety issues for repetitive tasks handled by humans. The agreement
will definitely help both organizations to reach a larger spectrum of end users
and provide a solid foundation for installations, support, and in-service