Evatronix has joined Universal Robots ecosystem, with its Heavy Duty Optima 3D scanner now qualified as device compatible with UR cobots.
The result of the cooperation is a solution supporting the automation of 3D scanning processes for part quality control, or reverse engineering.
The Universal Robots certificate awarded to the Evatronix Heavy Duty Optima 3D scanner now guarantees its seamless implementation with the cobot the system, which both companies state should result in reducing the time of return on investment.
The interaction of between scanner and robot arm is made possible through an extension, URCap, to the cobot software developed by Evatronix. It enables the cobot to communicate with the eviXscan 3D Suite scanner software.
This extension allows the scanning process to run under the collaborative robot’s control, and program this process using the Universal Robots cobot’s teaching panel.
Thanks to this, says Evatronix R&D programmer programmer Radosław Siwiec, programming robot paths is easy and does not require expertise. “The user can select Single Scan or HDR mode and easily define scanning parameters for a series of scans.”
It is also possible to use the full potential of eviXscan 3D Suite software and calling up predefined macro commands, such as post-processing of scans or export of 3D models to external quality control programs such as Design Control X or PolyWorks.
The transfer of 3D models from the scanner to an external program is carried out automatically after the entire system has been configured accordingly.
A report or OK/NOK information is generated for the checked object after a quality check is done. The aim of integration eviXscan 3D Heavy Duty Optima scanner with robot arm is to facilitate full automation of quality control based on 3D scanning technology on the production lines of Industry 4.0 (plug and produce concept).
EviXscan 3D Heavy Duty Optima scanner uses blue LED structured light, which in combination with filters with appropriate spectral characteristics provides better ability under changing lighting conditions during measurement.
The scanner is capable of an accuracy of up to 0.0183 mm and provides a point density of 95 pt/mm². Heavy Duty Optima is designed for objects from 5cm up to 100cm.