A combination of precision mechanics, optoelectronic sensor systems, image processing and measurement software, allows the Inspector FQ to perform measurements on the shop floor with short cycle times, claims Werth. The company says the system’s drive concept is based on linear motors and provides very high measuring speeds enabling the machine to reach up to ten measurement positions per second. Positioning speeds of 1000 mm/s minimise cycle time when traversing long distances within the measurement volume.
It’s claimed that workpieces such as large sheet metal parts, plastic tubs, or guide bars can be inspected fully automatically, and only a single measuring machine needs to be monitored. Different measurement sequences can be created on the Inspector FQ for various products.