Robot-based qual­ity con­trol and inspection

Robot-based test­ing appli­ca­tions using force-torque sen­sors and vision systems

The highly flex­i­ble and effi­cient robot pro­gram­ming with soft­ware ArtiMinds RPS, per­fectly fits the chal­lenges of tac­tile, visual and elec­tri­cal qual­ity con­trol and inspec­tion. Eas­ily imple­ment end-of-line tests with your robot based on the broad sup­port of force-torque sen­sors and vision sys­tems. ArtiMinds LAR offers novel insights into all robotic oper­a­tions of your pro­duc­tion process based on syn­chro­nized, high fre­quent live data of your robot, force-torque sen­sor, vision sys­tem and end-effec­tor and sim­pli­fies the robot-based qual­ity inspection.

Qual­ity assur­ance and test­ing of com­po­nents in man­u­fac­tur­ing often still takes place by worker self-inspec­tion, i.e. man­u­ally by employ­ees dur­ing pro­duc­tion. This can quickly result in mea­sure­ment inac­cu­ra­cies, errors and lack of doc­u­men­ta­tion.

With ArtiMinds RPS, mechan­i­cal, visual and elec­tri­cal qual­ity assur­ance using indus­trial robots becomes a repro­ducible and reli­able process. The inte­grated mea­sure­ment of occur­ring forces and moments enables con­tact-based con­trols. Vision sys­tems can be eas­ily and con­ve­niently inte­grated. Process mon­i­tor­ing enables plot­ting of live data as well as sim­ple con­nec­tion to ERP, MES and SCM sys­tems.

ArtiMinds Robotics - Contact-based quality control with ArtiMinds RPS

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Appli­ca­tion exam­ple: Qual­ity assur­ance by means of endurance tests

For qual­ity assur­ance rea­sons many prod­ucts are sub­jected to inten­sive endurance test. These tests often need a com­pli­cated struc­ture with a lot com­po­nents like pneu­matic or hydraulic cylin­ders, motors, lin­ear units and a high design effort. This qual­ity assur­ance processes can be auto­mated and sim­pli­fied by using a robot.

Using ArtiMinds RPS it is pos­si­ble to cre­ate a sen­sor-adap­tive robot appli­ca­tion, e.g. for qual­ity inspec­tion of a igni­tion lock. In this case the key needs to get inserted into the igni­tion lock. Then sev­eral igni­tion move­ments are per­formed, whereby the forces are monitored.
The soft­ware is able to com­pen­sate forces and torques dur­ing inser­tion to avoid jam­ming. After that a force con­trolled rota­tion is per­formed to imi­tate the igni­tion movement.

In the mean­while the analy­sis tool ArtiMinds LAR records forces, posi­tions, speed, etc. of all passes for doc­u­men­ta­tion pur­poses. The data is processed and visu­al­ized by ArtiMinds LAR automatically.

Which mod­ules were used to pro­gram this application?

>> ArtiMinds RPS Basic Mod­ule |more

>> ArtiMinds RPS +Force Mod­ule |more

>> ArtiMinds LAR Mod­ule |more

ArtiMinds Robotics - Quality control with force-torque sensors

Fur­ther appli­ca­tion examples:

  • Test­ing of but­tons, switches, hinges and knobs
  • Insert­ing and unplug­ging cables for elec­tronic qual­ity control
  • Ultra­sonic test­ing and inspec­tion of cast­ings for voids, pores or cracks
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You want more? We sup­port you in the robot-based qual­ity con­trol & assurance

You want more? We sup­port you in the robot-based qual­ity con­trol & assurance

You want to inte­grate new and flex­i­ble automa­tion processes into your work­flows and need e.g. sup­port in the automa­tion of endurance tests or dur­ing qual­ity inspec­tion of your com­po­nents? Our Automa­tion Engi­neer­ing team of engi­neers and robotics experts will be happy to advise you and take over tasks such as the pro­to­typ­ing.

ArtiMinds is a leader in the devel­op­ment of inno­v­a­tive and sophis­ti­cated robot automa­tion solu­tions, whether as a par­tial or over­all con­cept. Our experts will be happy to pro­vide you with advice and sup­port from con­cep­tual design to implementation.
Get in touch – our spe­cial­ists will pro­vide you with com­pre­hen­sive advice and develop an ini­tial con­cept or carry out a fea­si­bil­ity study in close coop­er­a­tion with you.

Indus­trial exam­ples – short videos of real cus­tomer applications

Why ArtiMinds Robotics?

The sen­sor-adap­tive pro­gram tem­plates of ArtiMinds RPS enable the robot to fol­low the tra­jec­tory of com­po­nents force-con­trolled, so that the inte­gra­tion of vision sys­tems is often no longer nec­es­sary for qual­ity con­trol and assur­ance appli­ca­tions. Fea­tures such as CAD2Path also min­i­mize the pro­gram­ming effort required for com­plex com­po­nent geome­tries by allow­ing motion paths to be gen­er­ated auto­mat­i­cally based on CAD data.

>>READ THIS BLOG POST: Robot-based defect test­ing and qual­ity con­trol with ultrasound

High­lights of ArtiMinds RPS for qual­ity assur­ance and qual­ity control:

  • Easy setup of end-of-line tests
  • Direct test­ing dur­ing assembly
  • Broad sup­port of vision sys­tems and force-torque sensors

As a lead­ing solu­tion and soft­ware provider for demand­ing robot appli­ca­tions, ArtiMinds Robotics sup­ports you in all phases of your automa­tion project: from plan­ning & pro­gram­ming, com­mis­sion­ing and oper­a­tion up to analy­sis and opti­miza­tion. We would be happy to show you the pos­si­bil­i­ties in a short online demo!

ArtiMinds Robotics - Economical quality inspections for changing small batches



Just get in touch. Our appli­ca­tion experts will be happy to advise you on your indi­vid­ual auto­mated robot appli­ca­tion. Make an appoint­ment right now for an online demo and learn how ArtiMinds can help you to imple­ment a flex­i­ble robotic automa­tion project.


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In just a few min­utes, we will show you how to plan, pro­gram, oper­ate, ana­lyze and opti­mize robot appli­ca­tions cost-effi­ciently, intu­itively and eas­ily with ArtiMinds RPS.

The non-bind­ing free online demo is the per­fect way to get a first impres­sion of the soft­ware, the appli­ca­tion port­fo­lio and if it suits your needs.

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