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Q-Span Gauging System for Universal Robots (UR)

Q-Span® Gauging Systems help your Quality Team!

Q-Span Gauging Systems automate part handling and gauging of critical dimensions on manufactured parts in high-mix, small-batch manufacturing.

These systems use a collaborative robot and easy-to-use robot control software to automatically:

PICK parts for quality inspection

MEASURE parts using a variety of gauges – including standard gauges from your approved and trusted suppliers

RECORD data from all gauges to a PC

PLACE each part based on real-time data from any or all gauges

Q-Span Systems automatically pick small parts, use automated gauges to measure multiple features on each part, and sort or place each part based on any measured dimension (e.g. pass, fail, or sort into bins by ranges). Q-Span Systems automatically record all measured data to a PC for statistical analysis.

Automating tedious manual gauging tasks, Q-Span Systems improve measurement consistency, repeatability, and throughput while eliminating data entry errors.

FREE your QC team from tedious, repetitive manual measurements and data entry tasks to do higher-value work, boosting productivity and employee retention.

                                                      Introducing Q-Span Gauging Systems


Q-Span Workstations automate manual gauging tasks in a variety of manufacturing industries including metal machiningplastics molding and machining, and optical component fabrication.


Why Automate Your Manual Gauging Methods?

If you are a high-mix manufacturer, you already use a variety of gauging tools and methods, both in-process (on the shop floor) and in the quality lab.

What if you could automate the tedious aspects of gauging, using your existing tools and processes? You could:

    • Improve process control, yield and throughput in QC
    • Reduce human variability in measurements
    • Eliminate data entry errors
    • Increase capacity faster than headcount

                                                       3 Gauges on 1 Robot - Automated Gauging


DIY Automation for Gauging, Part Handling & Data Logging

These mobile robotic workstations enable do-it-yourself (DIY) automation for QC inspection.

Each workstation is configured with:

  • A collaborative robot from Universal Robots
  • New Scale’s innovative smart gripper/calipers
  • Other standard gauges
  • Teachable “plug-and-produce” software – zero-code programming

Your Qualified Gauges – Automated!

Use this flexible robotic workstation to automate your existing manual gauges. Incorporate your preferred metrology tools, from nearly all your trusted and approved suppliers. We work with contact and non-contact inspection tools including:

  • Calipers
  • Thread gauges
  • Height or drop gauges
  • LVDT probes
  • Bore gauges
  • Go/no-go gauges
  • Air gauges
  • Laser micrometers
  • Vision systems
  • 2D telecentric profilers


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