Robotic Systems

Robotic Systems

One of the key components to automating a system is robots. Used to complete the tasks ordinarily manually operated. With that in mind QM system have structured partnerships and completed projects, utilising the technologies of some of the most well respected and widely acknowledged robot manufacturers in the world:

  • Yaskawa Motoman
  • ABB, Kuka
  • Kawasaki
  • Fanuc
  • Universal
  • Mitsubishi
  • Staubli
  • Natchi, and many more.

One of the best examples of a complex task made simpler and more efficient thanks to our bespoke design can be seen below. An Automotive client had a requirement to automate their inspection process for 15 variants of high precision castings. What we provided was an automated robotic vision system, containing a variety of measuring technologies all enclosed within a light controlled cell to create a dust-free, low vibration environment. This ensures there is no contamination of the inspection cell & corresponding results. The light-controlled cell also provides a bespoke LED background to correctly project lighting onto and in some cases through the castings to ensure accurate results

We used the FANUC Europe M10iA/12S robot to manipulate the position of each casting in various orientations at a repeatability of greater than 40um to a series of Laser Displacement sensors, Measurement Probes and 3D scanning devices. The machined surfaces, presence of rivnuts, rivets, pop nuts, HB bolts and stud rivets were all inspected with A greater than 10um accuracy.

With this level of technology, we were not only able to achieve an overall accuracy of less than 70 microns, but we can also create self-generated datum points throughout the inspection to ensure 100% inspection is achieved despite the fact that the pre-set datum points may be in different planes. Including around corners and crevices. Thus, making this machine a truly unique concept.

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