Collaborative robots – Enabling modern production strategies

Alicona Cobots combine a collaborative 6-axis robot and a robust optical 3D measurement sensor to deliver traceable and repeatable high-resolution measurements, even in production. They require no prior knowledge of metrology and make handling, programming, and executing measurement series easy. This is made possible by intuitive hand-guided controls for the teach-in of measurement series, automatic measurement evaluation, and a no-enclosures safety concept. As a result, Cobots are ideal for verifying the surface state and dimensional accuracy of work pieces in existing production environments. The following real-world examples demonstrate the advantages and capabilities of two new Alicona Cobots. The DiscCobot is used to automatically verify the edges of turbine discs and the highly flexible Tool-Cobot allows users to measure large tools directly in the machine tool.