Process-integrated measuring with robotic technology increases the dynamic and flexibility of production processes. In addition to proven measuring technology, Carl Zeiss also deliver modular, robot-based cell solutions that can be precisely tailored to customer needs. This ensures that the system borders are clearer, planning efforts are transparent, and automated and process-integrated measuring becomes easier and better calculable.
The inline-capable coordinate measuring machines from Carl Zeiss, GageMax for example, offer suitable foundation for process integration. Resistant to temperature fluctuations, robust, vibration-absorbent and highly dynamic, these measuring machines provide the foundation for the flexible capture of measurement data in highly automated production environments.
In a versatile, highly automated production environment, measuring technology should be an efficient element with standard interfaces of the entire production process. These modules facilitate the fast and easy connection to peripheral devices and thus integration into the automated flow of production and materials. GageMax can be integrated into the safety strategy of an interlinked production centre.
Robotics and inline measuring technology together create the potential for zero-defect production with foreseeable costs. With the joint benefits of flexibility and adaptability, a combination of robot and coordinate measuring technology provides the necessary symbiosis to react to shorter product and innovation cycles, as well as the increased variety of models in modern production environments.
Due to different requirements, production environments and strategies should be explored and developed based on the industry and country. Long-term success is only ensured if the right automation system is in place. The correct level of automation is an important success factor for sustained development at the locations of global companies. A long-term oriented automation strategy is a must for sustained business success even in low-wage countries. Certain product quality criteria can only be met with the corresponding CNC technologies. To achieve an economical, quality-oriented production centre, it is necessary that the quality techniques that objectively assess the product quality and verifiably document the results, GageMax for example.
Primarily in the automotive industry, the supplier chain can only ensure a successful customer-supplier relationship with largely standardised quality protocols based on automated processes. Robotics and inline measuring technology correspond to a trend that will become even more pronounced in the future.
Accessible from three sides, the lowered table on GageMax permits fast pallet feeding and automated loading/unloading with a robot. This increases the integration possibilities of GageMax in interlinked production systems. Furthermore, VAST technology turns GageMax into a fast and efficient scanning system that seamlessly fits directly into production without taking up a lot of space.