SMART FACTORY INSPECTION SYSTEM (SFIS)
API, recognizing manufacturing industry’s increasing demand for part measurement automation, with a higher degree of accuracy, has developed its Smart Factory Inspection System with true 6 Degrees of Freedom (6DoF) real-time 3D robotic measurement incorporating its proven metrology technology and calibration components.
SFIS can be delivered as a customized integrated solution or as a standard production inspection cell.
The standard API SFIS CheckBoxTM is an optical 3D measuring solution developed for the inspection of production parts and installation integral with manufacturing operations. Modular in design, and scalable in size, CheckBox utilizes a 6 axis industrial robot with real-time encoded robot position using the benchmark API 6DoF RADIAN Pro laser tracker. Real time enhanced robot accuracy completely eliminates any requirement for problematic stickers used by photogrammetric robotic measuring systems and provides comparable horizontal-arm CMM accuracy. For larger part inspection the robot is mounted on a linear rail.
Modular in design, and scalable in size production inspection cell.
The CHECKBOX modular enclosure design allows system size to be configured to suite each customer’s specific measurement task while providing a standardized solution.
RAPIDSCAN OPTICAL SENSOR
Capable of measuring highly reflective and composite surfaces RapidScan completely eliminates the need for impractical production part spraying.With sub pixel edge detection, the (hybrid pattern) optical projection generates a highly accurate dense point cloud.
API’s RAPIDSCAN ultra-high dynamic range, 3.2 mega-pixel, stereo imaging, hybrid optical sensor captures a 3D point cloud of the part within its large field of view.
RADIAN PRO LASER TRACKER
Unrivaled accuracy and comprehensive functionality including automated 6DoF tracking.
The RADIAN PRO IFM/ADM laser tracker continues API’s more than 30 year legacy of pioneering laser-based equipment for measurement and calibration offering the smallest, lightest, and most accurate portable trackers on the market.
Intelligent run-time software.
The SFIS software supports the robot, laser tracker, optical sensor and measurement function in one simulation environment. Inspection paths are automatically generated from part CAD data with interactive robot measurement path definition based on optimum sensor scan-angle and standoff. Automatic checking of SMR targets visibility in planned inspection path and seamless loading and application of the simulated path to the online measuring process.
6DoF TRACKING SYSTEM
– Smart Tract System
– SMR Extension Tube
– SMR Plate
Automatic checking of SMR targets visibility in planned inspection path and seamless loading and application of the simulated path to the online measuring process.