Ko-ga-me & Robot Integration

Mitutoyo has a wide variety of near-line and in-line gage technologies developed for the shop floor. Here we see one of the latest innovations in our Mach line of CMM’s the MACH Ko-ga-me 12128. This gage was developed to be placed within the work cell to create an in-line measuring solution. It is a fully functional CMM with 120mmx120mmx80mm (5″ x 5″ x 4″) with a 900mm (35.43″) per second measuring speed. It has a 2.2 µm overall accuracy utilizing .02 µm Mitutoyo scale technology. This machine can be fitted with either a TP 200 touch trigger probe or a SP 25M scanning probe system. This system is ideal for high volume, high speed applications, where accuracy and throughput of small work pieces are critical to production. The system features minimal setup requirements with no air and runs on a standard electrical supply of 120V.

In this demonstration unit we see the gage is mounted on a robust stand that has an extended manual Z axis to allow for taller work pieces or fixtures. The parts are automatically deposited in the measurement envelope using a Fanuc pick a place robot. Using pass/fail feedback signals based on the measurements collected, the judgment is then sent to the robot where to deposit the work piece after the measurements have been completed. This custom integration was created by Mitutoyo’s own in house Solutions group whose responsibility is to design and build or assist customers with specific cell and production line development to facilitate inline or near line Quality Control systems. These configurations are largely designed in collaboration with the end users and integrators as they relate to this and other inline technologies, which include CMM’s, Form, Vision, or any of the many other items featured in our catalog.

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