Third Dimension Launches Robotic Gap Gun

Third Dimension, a leading supplier of precision metrology solutions, will be launching two new products at this year’s Control Exhibition in Stuttgart, Germany

Vectro; a precision automated laser measurement system that automates the advanced capabilities of Third Dimension’s best-selling feature measurement system, GapGun Pro; used for quality control by the automotive, aerospace and energy industries worldwide.

Vectro enables manufacturers to take a proactive approach to identify defects, correct persistent gap & flush issues or monitor geometric conditions and improve quality.

Integration of Vectro for automated quality checking of manufactured goods has a significant impact on reducing the headcount and rework costs, as well as the time and effort involved. Its versatile design makes it physically compatible for automated use, enabling integration either robotically or as a fixtured installation.

Vectro is designed to be simpler, faster and deliver increased levels of accuracy with excellent returns on investment. Consistent measurement positioning makes for repeatable and reliable results which is ideal for high precision break sharp edge applications.

With its tool changer compatibility and using the same VChange sensors as GapGun Pro, Vectro can perform a diverse range of measurements as well as fast throughput of production checks.

Due to Third Dimension’s Link software, Vectro is also capable of third party integration with existing production facilities, whether benched or with the customer’s own robot.

Visitors to Third Dimension’s stand at Control will be able to observe two demos using the Vectro system, one  integrated robotically to measure a part and the other fixed, measuring a moving part.

Bristol-based, Third Dimension is a world leading developer of non-contact, precision profile measurement solutions and has a long track record of supplying metrology equipment and services worldwide to the largest names in aerospace and automotive, such as Suzuki and Airbus.

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