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Danfoss Puts 3D Scanner Robot to Work







Danfoss Power Solutions, a global supplier of mobile and industrial hydraulics as well as electric powertrain systems, invested in an advanced 3D scanner robot for its joystick manufacturing lines in Nordborg, Denmark, the company recently announced.

“The new device is boosting inspection routines by measuring component dimensions to micron-level precision, providing customers with even higher product quality,” a Danfoss press release said.

Danfoss’ Nordborg facility manufactures thousands of joystick variants for off-highway vehicles such as forestry machines, harvesters, cranes, and tractors. With the new 3D scanner robot, operators can tell immediately if a joystick component is within specifications. This capability has eliminated the need to outsource time-critical metrology requirements to a third-party coordinate measuring machine technology provider. The investment is thus saving considerable time and providing greater in-house control over the manufacturing process.

The innovative GOM 3D scanner robot uses narrow-band blue light to measure up to 12 million points on the component surface within a few seconds, subsequently creating a 3D image. Colleagues at Danfoss then compare this image to the original CAD file.

“The scanner offers micron-level precision, down to 0.007 millimeters,” the press release said.

For more information, visit www.danfoss.com/.

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