Creaform Cube-R – Automated CMM

A complete turnkey solution for automated quality control applications

CUBE-R Automated 3D Scanning System

The CUBE-R™ is a fast, reliable, and efficient complete turnkey solution for automated quality control applications. This automated 3D measuring machine features MetraSCAN 3D-R, a powerful robot-mounted optical 3D scanner that can be integrated into factory automation systems without compromising on accuracy. It is the perfect alternative to solve any productivity issues caused by bottlenecks at the traditional coordinate measuring machine (CMM). Unlike existing solutions, our 3D scanning machine enables manufacturing companies to harness the power of optical 3D measurement and industrial automation. This CMM measuring machine optimizes the production cycle and throughput resulting in better product quality.

Size and Weight

154 x 178 x 235 mm (6 x 7 x 9.2 in.)
930 g (2.05 lbs.)

Scanning Area

380 x 380 mm
(15 in. x 15 in.)

Resolution

0.500 mm
(0.020 in.)

Stand-Off Distance

400 mm
(15.75 in.)

Depth of Field

100 mm
(4 in.)

Creaform CUBE-R Automated CMM

Recommended Part Size

0.3 – 3.0 m
(1 – 10 ft)

Texture Resolution/Colors

50 to 250 DPI
24 bits of Color

Accuracy

Up to 0.100 mm (0.004 in.)
VOLUMETRIC: 0.300 mm/m (0.0036 in./ft)

Full Side-by-Side Technical Specifications Below

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CUBE-R Benefits

Key Features and Benefits

  • High productivity: Performs inspection up to hundreds of parts a day (even on complex surfaces)
  • Complete turnkey solution: No integration required, fully enclosed and shop-floor-ready
  • Smaller factory footprint: A complete 4.1 m x 4.1 m x 3.1 m turnkey solution with a flexible shop-floor configuration.
  • Multitasking: Maximizes the production cycle and throughput by offering a simultaneous operation of data acquisition and analysis to get continuous and uninterrupted measurement flow
  • Automatic field calibration procedure: No accuracy drift over time and continuous operation
  • Robust industrial design: Adapted for shop-floor conditions and environments

TRUaccuracy

  • Metrology-grade measurements: Accuracy of up to 0.030 mm (0.0012 in), resolution of up to 0.050 mm (0.0020 in), high repeatability and traceable certificates
  • Volumetric accuracy: Up to 0.064 mm (0.0025 in)
  • Integrated photogrammetry: Automated process to maximize volumetric accuracy
  • Dynamic referencing: Optical reflectors are used to create a reference system that is “locked” to the part. The system enables the part to be moved and eliminates the impact of vibrations on the measurement process and results
  • Part size range: Parts up to 3 m (9.84 ft)
  • Automatic field calibration procedure: No accuracy drift over time


TRUsimplicity

  • Complete turnkey solution: No integration required, fully enclosed and shop-floor ready
  • Smaller factory footprint: A complete 4.1 m x 4.1 m x 3.1 m turnkey solution with a flexible shop-floor configuration; 3 m parts can rotate (360o) freely at any time during measurement
  • Simple user interface: Designed to minimize operator interaction and help perform automatic inspections
  • No human involvement needed: Can be operated by a simple touch of a button.
  • Minimum operator training: Easy-to-use and short learning curve to keep up with a fast production pace
  • Multipurpose: Scans any type of material, even black, multicolored and shiny surfaces
  • Automatic alignment: Optical reflectors enable repetitive inspection without realignment
  • Multifunction remote control: Allows easier scanning sequence programming

Speed

  • High productivity: Performs inspections of up to hundreds of parts a day (even on complex surfaces)
  • Multitasking: Optimizes the production cycle and throughput by offering a simultaneous operation of data acquisition and analysis to generate a continuous and uninterrupted measurement flow
  • Highest measurement rate among all laser scanners: 480,000 measurements/s
  • Automatic mesh output: Ready-to-use files, right as acquisition is completed
  • Quick workflow integration: Fastest path from physical objects to inspection workflow
  • Large scanning area: 7 laser crosses

VXelements: Creaforms’ 3D Software Platform and Application Suite

3D scanning CMMs are powered by Creaform’s VXelements™ 3D platform and application suite for our entire fleet of 3D scanning and measurement technologies. It combines all essential tools needed for data acquisition process into a user-friendly, simplified and sleek interface. Its real-time visualization capabilities provide a simple, yet efficient, 3D scanning experience.

For automated applications, users can benefit from the productivity interface, which provides real-time performance indicators.

Metrologic Group Software

Creaform has integrated Metrologic Group’s software suite with the CUBE-R™ 3D. Silma X4 i-Robot and Metrolog X4 i-Robot, the CUBE-R delivers an array of benefits: The software calculates the most efficient positioning of the sensor and the best collision-free trajectories for the robot. The same software manages the optical 3D measurements, simultaneously provides advanced analysis of the results-even when computing huge point clouds–, and edits personalized, easy-to-understand reports. In short, Metrolog and Silma X4 i-Robot turn the CUBE-R™ into a simple automated measurement solution, easily operated by a non-specialist operator.

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Compatible Software

Applications

  • At-line inspections in mass production, up to a few hundred parts/day
  • At-line inspections of parts ranging up to 3 m
  • Stamping parts (car body panel, car door, front end, etc.)
  • Large parts inspection
  • Body in white (BIW)
  • Quality control inspections of supplier parts
  • Conformity assessments of 3D models against original parts or production tooling
  • Conformity assessments of manufactured parts against originals

Industries

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive/Transport
  • Consumer Products
  • Heavy Industries
  • Manufacturing
  • Power Generation
  • Research and Education

CUBE-R

Dimensions 4.1 m x 4.1 m x 3.1 m
Max. part size Up to 3 m
Max. part weight Up to 1000 kg
Automated axes 7
Entry Rolling door with safety
Opening width 3.1 m
Floor mounting or fixing Required
Loading concept Manual, transport cart, pallet truck, forklift truck

*With positioning targets or with an object presenting adequate geometry/color texture for positioning.[