- May 13, 2019
May 13, 2019 - New Scale Robotics has released a metrology solution including a precision gripper, metrology fingertips kit, tech note, and software examples that allow users to automate small part measurement and sorting using collaborative robots (cobots) from Universal Robots. The company will demonstrate the system at Eastec in West Springfield, MA May 14-16, 2019 in booth #2139.
New Scale Robotics’ parallel gripper for Universal Robots has a 2.5 μm resolution internal position sensor for precision measurements. The NSR-KIT-F1 metrology fingertips kit includes three pairs of fingertips that install on the gripper’s factory fingers to enable measurement of a variety of part shapes.
The URCaps plugin software included with the gripper enables fast setup and simple programming of the gripper and robot. Measurement data from the gripper can be transferred to a PC for analysis using any statistical analysis software. The data is also displayed on the UR teach pendant, and is continuously available for use in decision-making automation scripts.
New Scale Robotics provides detailed instructions and working examples of how to use the gripper and fingertips to measure parts and transfer the data to a server for analysis. The downloadable tech note and example code includes a URScript showing how to program the UR robot for metrology, and a server-side program example for Windows written in C#.