Automated Gaging: How to Improve Traceability & Process Control

Automated Gaging: How to Improve Traceability & Process Control

By: Stefan Friedrich

Collaborative robots are finding success in high-mix manufacturing environments. They enable everyday workers to use robots as a tool for automating material handling, machine tending, pick-and-place, and even welding. Now manufacturers are seeing the value that collaborative robots can bring to automating manual gaging processes and other quality tasks.

Like the rest of the plant, quality teams can use collaborative robots to automate boring, repetitive tasks; reduce errors; and retain talent. In this session, we explore how quality and production managers can use collaborative robots to effectively automate manual gaging processes.

We will discuss:

  • How to get started and identify QC processes to automate
  • How to automate using your existing shop floor gages
  • Best practices for implementing collaborative robots in your quality department
  • See robot demonstrations with automated gaging
  • The return on investment and how to cost justify automated QC processes
Stefan Friedrich

Stefan joined New Scale Technologies in 2016 in sales of precision micro-mechatronic products, moving to the New Scale Robotics division in 2018. He has developed partnerships with Universal Robots and gage suppliers to develop New Scale’s product offerings and also standardize automated inspection systems, such as the Q-Span Workstation. He regularly works with industrial manufacturers to teach them how to use collaborative robots with gaging instruments, helping them automate quality tasks and improve productivity.


New Scale Robotics makes do-it-yourself (DIY) automation tools for automated gaging. Q-Span® Workstation Kits combine robotic part handling, measurements using calipers and other gages, and automated data logging. They improve efficiency, capacity, and real-time reporting of quality departments.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

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Event Date:

  • Event Date: 01/19/2022
  • Event Start: 06:30 PM
  • Event End: 07:30 PM