The New ATOS Compact Class
ATOS Q is reliable and versatile and therefore perfectly suited for complex measurement and inspection tasks. The compact system meets high metrological demands.
The Product Management division is headed up by Dr. Jan Thesing. In the interview, he describes important features of the ATOS Q sensor and explains why using ATOS Q is profitable.
Reliable – a real ATOS sensor
In almost all industries, ATOS sensors have established themselves as optical 3D measuring systems. Their success is based on precise optoelectronics, robust sensor design and powerful software. ATOS Q takes this success story further: The sensor perfects the triad of design, technology and performance. The result: a versatile and compact system with real ATOS DNA.
ATOS Q is specifically developed for industry use and delivers fully traceable measurement results—even under harsh conditions. The optical and electronic systems of the robust, optical 3D sensor are dustproof and splashproof, making all ATOS Q sensors ideally suited for the move from the measuring room to the shop floor. Users will appreciate the ATOS Q sensor because of its simple and convenient operation.
ATOS Q captures quality information quickly and with a high degree of detail, providing a reliable basis to easily interpret this information. Its Triple Scan Principle offers advantages for measuring reflective surfaces and objects with indentations. The Blue Light Equalizer increases the brightness of the light source and transfers uniform, speckle-free light to the projection unit.
Thanks to the Blue Light Equalizer and fast data processing, ATOS Q impresses with an outstanding performance. The Blue Light Equalizer enables high-speed fringe projection and is so powerful that even on uncooperative surfaces short measuring times can be achieved. Industrial ports with fiber optic cables and robust plug-in connections allow for high data throughput.
Blue Light Technology
Precise fringe patterns are projected onto the surface of the object and are captured by two cameras based on the stereo camera principle. GOM’s projection technology works with narrow-band blue light, which means that interfering ambient light can be filtered out during image acquisition.
Versatile – ATOS Q rises to the challenge
The compact ATOS Q sensor is very versatile. It solves complex measurement and inspection tasks in manual, semiautomated or fully automated operation on the GOM ScanCobot and in the ATOS ScanBox 4105.
With a weight of only 4 kg and its compact design, ATOS Q is light and can be easily moved. It can be used on a tripod in the measuring room but also mobile in production.
Combined with a tripod or alternatively a desk stand and the GOM ROT 350 rotation table or a Motorization Kit, ATOS Q can be used in semiautomated operation.
ATOS Q reaches its maximum efficiency on the GOM ScanCobot and in the ATOS ScanBox 4105. The systems enable serial quality control with high throughput and high process reliability.
ATOS Q is shaping quality
ATOS Q is designed as a flexible 3D scanner for complex measurement and inspection tasks in different industries. Interchangeable lenses ensure high-precision measurements of small to medium-sized parts. Changing from the smallest to the largest measuring volume is easy thanks to the fixed camera position.
Quality assurance of additively manufactured parts
Accelerating the product development and launch phase
Quality assurance of plastic parts
Speeding up all phases in injection molding, blow molding and thermoforming processes
Quality assurance of cast parts
Optimizing sand casting, pressure die casting and investment casting processes
Quality assurance of sheet metal parts
Optimizing metal forming (punching, bending, drawing and pressing) process chains
One series, two versions
ATOS Q is available in the 12M and 8M versions. The sensors capture up to 2 × 12 million or 2 × 8 million coordinate points during scanning. The precision, the resolution and the measuring area size can be freely defined.
|ATOS Q 8M||ATOS Q 12M|
|Points per scan||8 million||12 million|
|Measuring area [mm²]||100 × 70 – 500 × 370||100 × 70 – 500 × 370|
|Point distance [mm]||0.04 – 0.15||0.03 – 0.12|
|Working distance [mm]||490||490|
|Weight||approx. 4 kg||approx. 4 kg|
|Dimensions||approx. 340 mm x 240 mm x 83 mm||approx. 340 mm x 240 mm x 83 mm|
|Cable length||10 m fiber optic cable||10 m fiber optic cable|
|Operating system||Windows 10||Windows 10|
|Measuring volumes||100, 170, 270, 350, 500||100, 170, 270, 350, 500|
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