Virtual Measuring Room (VMR)
The Virtual Measuring Room has become an indispensable tool for automated 3D digitalization. Based on the ATOS Professional software, GOM offers an additional VMR software module.
The Virtual Measuring Room is the central control station and measurement planning software for all elements of the ATOS measuring cells. It offers the functional representation of a real measurement environment in a virtual simulation. Due to the VMR, the user can work with the system without the requirement for specific robot programming skills. All robot movements are simulated and checked for safety before being performed in the Virtual Measuring Room.
The CAD data set is imported together with the associated measurement plan. The inspection features stored there are automatically assigned to the inspection characteristics from the measurement plan. The measuring report can also be prepared offline in advance. The actual measuring results can be displayed after the measurement procedure.
The Auto Teaching function in the VMR calculates the required sensor positions for all inspection features and CAD surfaces. The subsequent path optimization improves the sequence of the positions in terms of runtime and collision avoidance. Thanks to Auto Teaching, the time required for creating reliable and runtime-optimized robot programs is kept to a minimum.
The measuring programs created offline are only once "burned in" in the ATOS ScanBox using an automated process. The robot moves to the measurement positions, where it defines the individual measurement parameters, e.g. exposure times, on the real life component. Using a special procedure, the software automatically detects component mirroring and adapts the fringe projection in order to prevent measuring errors caused by mirroring.
Ready-to-use measuring programs can be utilized for inspecting other components. The robot is fully controlled by the software and successively moves along the measurement positions. A check is carried out on each measurement as to whether the results meet the quality criteria. Changes to the data status of the CAD or the measurement plan can be quickly updated by the parameterized software.
After data acquisition has been performed, the software calculates a polygon mesh of the surface of the component as well as the actual values of the inspection feature plan. This data is compared with the nominal data and is presented in a report. The measuring results are automatically saved in special export formats, e.g. databases for statistical quality control. The measuring procedure for different components can be performed fully automatically.
The Kiosk Interface is a special user interface for a simplified operation of the ATOS ScanBox. The software handles the entire process control and performs the measurement and inspection workflow automatically. As human interaction is reduced, high precision and data quality are guaranteed: Measurement parameters, data, and the operating system are protected.