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Automated, Non-Contact Virtual Inspection Machine

Flex-Scan is an automated inspection machine that virtually inspects products and creates up to three million data points for assembly verification.

Flex-Scan: Part to CAD 3D Scanning

Flex-Scan, a part to CAD 3D scanning machine from RōBEX, is a 100% non-contact inspection solution that can be robot-mounted or fixed to virtually inspect products and identify potential defects.

As the machine collects 3D data and translates it into point clouds, it scans the physical part and turns it into a computer-aided design (CAD). The machine has an easy-to-use interface that summarizes the part and its measurements for inspection and assembly verification purposes.

Instead of performing inspections manually, Flex-Scan allows for quick and accurate inspection and verification of a part, especially if it has very different components or complicated geometry that would make traditional manual inspections time-consuming and error-prone.

Ultimately, Flex-Scan can produce a high number of measurement points in a short period of time, which makes inspection simpler and more accurate for manufacturers.

Flex-Scan is an automated inspection machine that virtually inspects products and creates up to three million data points for assembly verification.

Why Go Flexible in Your Inspection Process

Themachine screen of an inspection station showing a failed test.

Flexible scanning solutions allow manufacturers to scan an entire product or component with one machine. Even if the parts or products are different, the machine can still virtually inspect them and provide accurate measurements, so it has a wide range of potential applications.

The machine automatically creates inspection documentation, which eliminates the need for manual documentation, saving time and labor. Manual inspection processes can be labor-intensive, but Flex-Scan provides a way to quickly perform part to 3D scanning for accurate CAD 3D models and provide all required data so engineers can efficiently check for errors and properly inspect products.

Flex-Scan can improve the accuracy and productivity of inspection processes since the person operating the machine can view the component digitally from various angles, verify measurements, or identify problems or inconsistencies in mere seconds.

The machine can be used for completely different products, thanks to its flexible tooling nest. As a result, companies receive a higher value with this inspection station and a better return on their investment.

3D Scanning Applications

An EV battery tray inside the Flex-Scan automated inspection machineThe applications of Flex-Scan go beyond simple inspection and digital documentation processes. With Flex-Scan, manufacturers can automate the following inspection and verification processes:

  • Flexible Dimensional Inspection
  • Porosity Inspection
  • Non-Clean Up Inspection
  • Defect Inspection
  • Assembly Verification
  • Poka-Yoke and Feature Verification

In addition, the inspection machine can measure surface plate flatness, boss height, boss flatness, and parallelism, all quickly and precisely. The machine allows for manual or automatic parts loading, depending on your specific requirements.

The graphical user interface (GUI) Flex-Scan comes with can be either standard or configurable, again based on your unique needs. The interface is simple to use and allows for virtual inspection, surface mapping, and easy identification of point cloud data or product defects.

Flex-Scan Inspection Machine Features

When a part has complicated geometry and dozens of inspection points, or a manufacturer needs to inspect multiple parts with completely different forms, a 3D line scan inspection system can quickly convert the part into 3D data point cloud for fast and simplified inspections without manual labor or documentation.

A 3D scan can create millions of data points, and Flex-Scan uses these point clouds to create a digital representation of the product in the form of a CAD model. As such, Flex-Scan is faster, more accurate, and more detailed than manual inspection methods. Additionally, since the machine is no-contact, there’s minimal risk of the object becoming compromised or damaged.

3D line inspection station.3D scanning also allows manufacturers to compare a manufactured product to its original design, which means the system can catch errors earlier in the process to prevent recalls and safety issues.

Flex-Scan offers:

  • Flexible tooling nests
  • 3D profile line scans
  • Schunk Linear Servo Belt Drive
  • Keyence light curtains
  • No-fail forward
  • 100% in-line inspection
  • Full-surface analysis
  • Laser line triangulation
  • Laser spot triangulation
  • Around 3 million data points
  • .030mm part accuracy or better

No matter what solutions you need for your inspection processes, RōBEX is here to support you and help you find the equipment you need for the highest return on your investment.

Contact the RōBEX Team

Is Flex-Scan the right solution for your inspection processes? Contact RōBEX to learn more about such as Flex-Scan or to start designing your system today. We are your trusted automation company providing custom, cost-effective solutions to help you meet your objectives and improve efficiency.

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