Cobots - Optical measuring sensor & collaborative robot

Create modern production strategies

Verify surface quality & dimensional accuracy of small features on large components

Our Cobots combine a collaborative 6-axis robot arm and a robust optical 3D measurement sensor to deliver traceable and repeatable high-resolution measurements, even in production. They require no prior knowledge of metrology and make handling, programming and executing measurement series easy. This is made possible by intuitive hand-guided controls for the teach-in of measurement series, automatic measurement evaluation, and a no-enclosures safety concept. As a result, Cobots are ideal for verifying the surface state and dimensional accuracy of work pieces in existing production environments. Users verify surface quality and dimensional accuracy of small features on large components. Examples from the Cobot series are the DiscCobot, the TurbineCobot or the CompactCobot, which are used in the aircraft, automotive and tooling industries for industrial quality assurance. Users also benefit from the high mobility and flexibility of collaborative systems, as Cobots can be positioned as required due to their mobile design. This allows users to measure their components directly in the machine tool.

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Using connected automation software, any series of measurements can be defined at several positions, which the operator then starts with the press of a button. Control and measurement are fully automated, and upon completion the worker receives a measurement report with OK or Not OK details.

Bruker Alicona Cobot  for automatic break edge measurement


Evaluation of edge breaks

The DiscCobot is used for the quality assurance of large rotationally symmetric components up to 120 kg. In particular, the Cobot is applied in the standardized evaluation of edge breaks. By verifying minimal radii, it prevents sharp edges that can, in the worst case, compromise aircraft safety. The DiscCobot is used in the aircraft industry for the measurement of e.g. turbine housings and turbine discs as well as in the tool industry e.g. for the cutting edge measurement of saw blades. 

Alicona Cobots in the Aerospace industry

Turbine Cobot

High-resolution and automatic measurement of micro-structured surface features

The Turbine Cobot is used for the automatic measurement of break edges on turbine cases. Up to 500 measuring positions are taught-in and measured automatically.


Universal solution for industrial quality assurance

Whereas the existing ToolCobot and DiscCobot are application-specific solutions for the tooling and aerospace industry, the new CompactCobot is a universal solution applicable to all industries to verify surface state and dimensional accuracy of also large components.


How Element Six uses Cobots to increase productivity

In this video, Wayne Leahy, Head of Applications, describes how Element Six, an expert in high-performance materials, has increased its manufacturing productivity by a factor of 10. 

You would like to know more about collaborative systems and flexible quality assurance with our Cobots?

We can design a Cobot that matches your needs. 

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