Robotized Scanning

  • Features

    Metris Robotized Scanning


    Inline robotic scanning and inspection

    K-Robot upgrades any industrial robot or actuator into a flexible, productive and accurate metrology solution.  The K-robot metrology chain features proven Metris metrology components.  K-Robot is perfectly suited for applications that require productivity and flexibility while offering metrology accuracy.

    K-Robot proven metrology chain

    • MMD digital laser scanner for scanning the part
    • K-Series Optical CMM to accurately track the motion of the laser scanner
    • Focus Inspection Automation software for analyzing part-to-cad inspection of features, gap&flush, sections and surfaces

    Key benefits and features

    • Independent metrology chain
      • Requires no external metrology, reference part or CMM
      • Independent of robot accuracy : Robust for robot drift, warm-up, backlash
      • No need for cyclic robot calibration
    • Increase product quality by introducing metrology accuracy
      • Focus on the product quality by measuring part against CAD
      • Global absolute accuracy: better than 100 μm in working volume
    K-Robot for inline 3D inspection and scanningK-Robot: Automated 3D scanning on sheet metal door

    Process integration by using industrial robots

      • Fast and lean manipulator for laser scanner
      • Flexible adaptation for different parts and models
      • Interfaces to any robot brand, size and accuracy level
      • Time savings due to offline teaching and programming (KUKA feature)
    • Robust and flexible integration
      • Scans almost all materials due to enhanced sensor performance
      • Robust against ambient light conditions
      • K-Series dynamic reference auto-alignment on rotating tables
      • Inspection results in MS Excel and SPC compatible formats (Q-Stat, QC-Calc)
      • Standard Ethernet interface to robot controller


    • Production line inspection
      • Feature and surface inspection – Gap & flush – Water leak analysis
      • Partial inline inspection of the entire production volume
      • Complete bypass inspection of production samples
    • Automated rapid digitizing of large parts or assemblies for
      • Part-to-CAD inspection
      • Adaptive machining
  • Specification

    Metris Robotized Scanning


    Laser scanner productivity Up to 1000pts/stripe, up to 80 stripes/s
    Global accuracy < 0,1mm (2σ)
    Temperature range 15 to 35°C
    Measurement volume 17m³ -> 136m³ (planned 2008)
    Software interface TCP/IP and OPC protocols (robot controls the scanner)
    Laser scanner compatibility MMD100, MMD200
    Optical CMM compatibility K500, K600, K610
    Probe weight < 5kg


    K-Robot for inline 3D inspection and scanningK-Robot: Automated 3D scanning on sheet metal door