The ATOS ScanBox is a complete optical measuring machine that was developed by GOM for an efficient quality control in production and manufacturing processes. The ATOS ScanBox has been installed several hundred times worldwide and is successfully used in a variety of industries. Eleven models are available for different part sizes and applications.
While mechanical measuring systems capture data in a point-based or linear manner, optical measuring systems provide full-field data about deviations between the actual 3D coordinates and the CAD data. As this measuring data contains all the object information, in addition to the surface deviations from the CAD, the software also automatically derives detailed information such as GD&T, trimming or hole positions.
- Simple programming
The virtual measuring room is the central control station and measurement planning software for all elements of the ATOS measuring cells. It offers the functional representation of a real measurement environment in a virtual simulation. Thanks to the VMR, the user can work with the system without requiring specific robot programming skills. All robot movements are simulated and checked for safety before being performed in the actual environment.
Thanks to Auto Teaching, the time required for creating reliable and runtime-optimized robot programs is kept to a minimum. In addition, changes to the measurement plan are accepted automatically without the user’s intervention.
- Short delivery times
An ATOS ScanBox is usually supplied ex stock at short notice. Depending on the type, commissioning may take a few days for the small systems (series 5) and up to two weeks for the large systems (series 7 and 8). The entire kinematics is based on robust automation components instead of precision mechanics. The machines are hardly subject to any wear even under harsh ambient conditions and retain their full accuracy.
- Standardized quality
ATOS ScanBox is a standardized measuring machine which is certified in accordance with the Machinery Directive. There is no risk for the customer in terms of costs, performance or delivery date – in contrast to projected individual systems. Even before an order is placed, test measurements can be performed in an identically designed ATOS ScanBox to verify measuring equipment capability.
- Space saving
All ATOS ScanBox models are characterized by their compact design. The ATOS ScanBox models 4105, 5108 and 5120 do not have to be anchored in the floor of the factory or on special measuring tables. They can easily be transported to the required place within a short period. All that is needed at the location is a power connection.
- High measuring speed
Compared to a traditional tactile coordinate measuring machine, the ATOS ScanBox can reduce the measuring and inspection time for a component by more than half.
- High data quality
Small geometries, such as locking hooks or catches for injection molded parts, are often very important for the function. The ATOS ScanBox 4105 can be used with ATOS sensors with the measuring area of 70 × 50 mm2. As a result, it is possible to measure details that are only several tenths of a millimeter in size.