Based in upstate New York, OptiPro Systems has been developing precision grinding, polishing and metrology instruments for the optics industry since the late 1980s. Increasingly, the company’s customers have started requesting turnkey solutions. “Instead of customers purchasing individual machines and equipment piecemeal for their manufacturing solutions, we can now handle the whole process, supplying them with a cell that both measures and manufactures the blanks, and turns them into a final work piece,” says David Mohring, Metrology Coordinator, OptiPro Systems. Quality control is crucial since a majority of OptiPro customers manufacture parts for the medical and military sectors requiring 100% inspection.
Universal Robots and New Scale Robotics Automate Quality Control in Precision Optics Manufacturing OptiPro Systems, a manufacturer of precision optical fabrications equipment, faced increased customer demand to offer an automated solution that could measure – in-process – the products that OptiPro customers manufacture in its machines. OptiPro found the solution in New Scale Robotics’ Q-Span® Workstation, an Application Kit for small parts measurement powered by a UR3 cobot from Universal Robots.