ATOS ScanBox - Optical 3D Coordinate Measuring Machine

The ATOS ScanBox is a complete optical 3D measuring machine that was developed by GOM for an efficient quality control in the production and manufacturing process. Nine models are available for different part sizes and applications.

Whereas mechanical measuring machines capture data in a point-based or linear manner, optical 3D coordinate measuring systems provide full-field deviations of the 3D actual coordinates and the CAD data.

GOM Sensor Technology

The core of all ATOS ScanBox systems is the ATOS 3D scanner. The ATOS sensors provide full-field 3D coordinates for each individual measurement. Up to 16 million independent measuring points are captured within 1 to 2 seconds. The measuring data is characterized by very high detailed reproduction, thus also enabling very small component features to be measured.

Complete System From a Single Source

The ATOS ScanBox from GOM is an all-in-one system consisting of hardware, the ATOS Professional software and an additional software module – the Virtual Measuring Room (VMR). Before being executed, all robot movements are simulated in the virtual measuring room and checked for safety. After acquiring the data, the software computes a polygon mesh of the component’s surface and the actual data of the inspection feature plan. The actual data is compared with the nominal data and displayed in a report.

Standardized Quality

The ATOS ScanBox is a standardized optical 3D measuring machine, which is certified in accordance with the machinery directive. There is no risk for the customer in terms of costs, performance or delivery date – in contrast to projected individual systems.

Robust Automation Components

The entire kinematics is based on robust automation components instead of precision mechanics. The machines are hardly subject to any wear even under harsh ambient conditions and retain their full accuracy.

High Measuring Speed

Compared to a traditional tactile CMM, the ATOS ScanBox can reduce the measuring and inspection time for a component by more than half.

Simple Operation

The Kiosk Interface is a special user interface for a simplified control of the ATOS ScanBox. The software handles the entire process control and performs the measuring and inspection procedure automatically.

Low Space Requirement

All ATOS ScanBox models are characterized by their compact design. The ATOS ScanBox models 4105, 5108 and 5120 do not have to be anchored in the floor of the factory or on special measuring tables.

Short Delivery Times

An ATOS ScanBox is usually supplied ex stock at short notice.

ATOS ScanBox Versions

ATOS ScanBox 4105

Injection-molded parts and die cast components as well as their tools, molds, stamping and bending parts often show complex contours and connection geometries which have to be checked during series and batch production ramp-up. The ATOS ScanBox 4105 can be used with ATOS sensors with the smallest single measuring field of 80 x 60 x 60 mm³. Thus, even small details of tenths of a millimeter can be measured. For this reason, the acceptance of the system’s measuring uncertainty in accordance with VDI 2634 with a traceable normal is an integrated function of the software. 

ATOS ScanBox 5108 and 5120

The ATOS ScanBox 5108 can be used for inspecting parts up to a size of 800 mm. Due to its small dimensions, the system is often used by manufacturers of turbines, fans, blisks and cast housings. In airfoil inspections, this model can be used for measuring sharp radii in positions and contours with a detail resolution of more than 20 measuring points per millimeter.

In contrast, the ATOS ScanBox 5120 can easily be used to measure parts up to a size of 2000 mm. Therefore, this model is mainly used for measuring large parts such as car interior components. However, the ATOS ScanBox 5120 has also proven its efficiency in casting and forging applications such as the inspection of cast parts, sand cores and models.

ATOS ScanBox 6130

The ATOS ScanBox 6130 is typically used in quality control and production, for example of attached parts and interior parts or in product development and tool try-out. Furthermore, this measuring machine can measure extremely large and heavy parts such as castings or tools. The ATOS ScanBox 6130 has a wide entry of 3.1 m ensuring the use of loading machines such as a crane, forklift truck or pallet truck. Setting up parts and fixtures outside the ATOS ScanBox, leads to a high throughput and is ideally suited for serial operation.

ATOS ScanBox Series 7

For measuring exceptionally large parts, GOM developed the new 8-axis kinematics. The combination of a linear axis, a vertical lift and an articulated robot with an integrated cable duct allows high flexibility in positioning the sensor due to the 8 degrees of freedom. The ATOS ScanBox Series 7 is primarily used in automotive engineering, tool try-out and press shops. In the automotive industry, this model measures large parts such as car side panels and attached parts up to a size of 6 m. The system can be extended by a rotation table working area. It corresponds to the one of the ATOS ScanBox 6130 and allows additional measurements of medium-sized components.

ATOS ScanBox Series 8

The 8-axis kinematics developed by GOM ensures the measurement of whole car bodies from every perspective – from above, below, from the side as well as from the inside – while requiring little space. With the ATOS ScanBox Series 8, GOM is offering a measuring system that is able to measure complete vehicles from the outside and the inside. This model is mainly used in Meisterbock and cubing, for inspections of finished vehicles as well as for quality control in body shops. Measurements of several parts can be virtually merged to evaluate information on gap and flush in a linear manner. The ATOS ScanBox Series 8 can be extended by one or two rotation table working areas.