Robotic Inspection Lands In Advanced Aerospace Manufacturing Plant

Safran Landing Systems is world leader in the design, development, manufacture and support of landing gear systems. A unique combination of advanced engineering capabilities, integrated systems technology and experience on an exhaustive range of programs enables Safran Landing Systems to provide innovative solutions for a diverse range of aircraft.

In today’s dynamic aerospace environment, the challenges of the market require a holistic view of the product life cycle. Safran Landing Systems, their focus is to provide landing gear systems which are not only reliable and robust, but increasingly weight efficient and environmentally responsible, thus providing overall value across the full life of an aircraft program.

Safron recently showcased their landing systems manufacturing and assembly operations with the release of a video titled “Birth of a Landing Gear”.

The video includes footage on its installation of a Robotic Inspection System carrying out metrology checks to the main landing gear strut. The Robotic Measuring System comprises an ABB robot, Creaform MetraSCAN 3D  integrated with Metrolog X4 i-Robot metrology software.

The MetraSCAN 3D is a powerful robot-mounted 3D scanner that offers TRUaccuracy using dynamic tracking of reference markers for automated quality control applications allowing companies to harness the power of optical measurements and industrial automation. MetraSCAN 3D is a fast, reliable, and versatile solution that doesn’t compromise measurements accuracy of the robotic quality control processes.


Metrolog X4 i-Robot solution provides accurate, reliable and flexible production metrology. Metrolog X4 i-Robot is suited for applications requiring flexibility and productivity while providing high metrological accuracy.

  • Measuring accuracy fully independent of robot’s positioning precision.
  • Robot movements perfectly synchronized with measurement.
  • Robot trajectory entirely controlled by Metrolog X4 part program.

The Metrolog X4 i-Robot measuring system is based on a high speed acquisition laser scanner attached to a multi-axes robot wrist. The robot, of any type or brand, without specific accuracy, behaves as a simple tool holder. The measuring accuracy is provided, either by a separate tracking camera following the laser sensor box equipped with positioning LEDs.

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Robotic Inspection System footage starts at 1.43 minutes into video



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