With the need for shorter and more flexible production cycles, automotive manufacturers are continuously looking to cut time and costs whilst improving product quality. The Laser Radar mounted on an industrial robot introduces an innovative approach to body-in-white (BIW) inspection.
This shop floor system provides accurate, dimensional measurements in the car coordinate system allowing direct comparison to CAD without the need for a reference part. Unlike horizontal-arm CMM, its high-speed measurements fit within short production cycle times. At the same time it is a more flexible solution to adapt with changes in model mix and factory layout.
•Shorter startup of new production line or upon vehicle model changes
During the start-up phase of a production line, the first produced vehicles can be completely measured and compared to CAD in a short time. This provides better insight into product conformance and enables faster finetuning of the production process.
By closely monitoring the production quality, the manufacturing process can be instantly
adjusted when variances occur over time.
•Future proof data
Measurements in absolute coordinates fit in the digital manufacturing process where big data
is used as a reference to compare data over time and enabling enhanced insight, decision making,
process automation and to speed up future product development.
•Automated, non-contact measuring system
For absolute accuracy
•Inline inspection with Laser Radar on robots
•By-pass or next-the line inspection with Laser Radar on robots