The robotics and automated manufacturing industries were among the earliest adopters of 3D scanning solutions for their calibration needs. The repetitive nature of automated machines and their relative autonomy after programming makes it especially important to be mindful of calibration drift.
Automated systems cannot go into service without precise alignment of its component parts. Misaligned parts lead to premature tool breakdown and poor quality control that costs unnecessary downtime, parts replacement, labor, and energy costs.
Highly-accurate and portable 3D scanning solutions such as the Surveyor Space Arm from Laser Design makes it easy to test volumetric positioning accuracy and recalibrate machines on-site. On-site terrestrial scanning or laser tracking services from Laser Design is another solution for organizations with an immediate recalibration need. Addressing calibration errors quickly is the best way to reduce costly machine downtime and increase efficiency