US: FARO has launched the FARO Factory Robo-Imager product line, a system that combines the FARO Factory Array Imager with a collaborative-robot to provide highly adaptable, safe and automated in- and near-line inspection solutions. FARO’s Early Adopter (EA) Program provides leading edge products to qualified customers for limited product introductions.
This product line pairs FARO’s newest sensor, the FARO Factory Array Imager, with a human-collaborative robot in two configurations: either a fixed installation or turnkey mobile station. The Robo-Imager fixed installation can be mounted anywhere in the factory and deliver automated measurements. While the Robo-Imager Mobile is the same Robo-Imager mounted on an instrumented cart that can be quickly moved to wherever measurement tasks are required.
Launched in January 2016, the FARO Factory Array Imager is a new metrology-grade 3D sensor with blue light technology, capable of quickly capturing high-resolution measurement data for dimensional inspection on parts, assemblies and tools. When coupled with a collaborative-robot, the Robo-Imager provides a turnkey solution to automate the inspection and verification of parts at any location in the production environment.
“The manufacturing world is quickly evolving, with smart factories, LEAN thinking, and emphasis on automation, driving the need to shift quality control and inspection processes closer to the production line,” stated Dr. Simon Raab, President and CEO of FARO Technologies. “To that end, FARO is committed to developing new metrology solutions for Factory Automation. The Robo-Imager does just that, moving metrology from the QC lab to the shop floor for improved productivity.”
The FARO Factory Robo-Imager, along with all of FARO’s 3D measurement hardware and software, are on display this week at the Control international trade fair in Stuttgart, Germany at Stand 3404 in Hall 3. FARO EA Program members in Germany and the Eastern U.S. can order the FARO Factory Robo-Imager now. A general product rollout to the broader market is currently slated for the second half of 2016. Those who have not already registered their interest in the EA Program can do so at: https://www.faro.com/early_adopter/