Stäubli Sets Global Quality Standards with the Rob6D
Stäubli Robotics Posted 10/08/2013
Manufacturing products of the same consistently high quality at every production site throughout the world is an ideal to which all OEMs aspire – but in practice, there tend to be major regional differences in quality. Using a mobile robotic measuring module, it is now possible to trace the source of errors more quickly and implement global quality strategies. This breakthrough comes from Marburg, Germany-based robotic measuring specialist Battenberg in response to persistent requests from the automotive industry for viable solutions to conduct global quality testing under consistent conditions. Car manufacturers want to be able to test their quality specifications anywhere in the world using reliable measuring systems without having to depend on the dubious testing equipment found in many emerging economies.
With the Rob6D, Battenberg offers a mobile measuring module with a precision robot that can conduct these measurements to exactly the same degree of precision anywhere in the world – whether in Wolfsburg, Detroit or Timbuktu. The Rob6D is designed for the flexible measurement of components formed from sheet metal or plastic requiring precision of up to 100 micrometers. Typical applications include measuring automotive body parts such as doors, hoods and wings through to center consoles and cockpits. The Rob6D is also ideal for testing seats. It fits into a standard container, is simple to transport, and quick to set up and operate on site.
About Stäubli: Textile Machinery, Connectors and Robotics
Stäubli is a mechatronics solution provider with three dedicated divisions: textile machinery, connectors and robotics. With a workforce of 4000, Stäubli has a presence in 25 countries and agents in 50 countries around the world.