The Creaform Marketing Department gave Creaform Engineering the task to develop demonstrations cells for the MetraSCAN 3D-RTM scanner. Each cell includes a six axis Fanuc M20iA robot that can handle the MetraSCAN 3D-RTM and also three external axis that allows movement of the parts to be digitized, while simulating different production environments. The purpose of these cells was to showcase the scanner’s potential during marketing exhibitions all around the world. So, they needed to be quick to assemble and disassemble, but especially easy for road and plane shipment.
For this project, Creaform Engineering worked on the complete electrical and mechanical design. We were also in charge of the risk analysis to confirm that all threats related to its operation were eliminated and that CSA safety standards were achieved. To ensure external axis control, the control box has been designed to incorporate a programmable logic controller (PLC), and other electronic equipment. Finally, our automation team took advantage of having an in-house digital simulation team to conduct a FEA analysis to validate the mechanical resistance strength during operation and shipping.