PLYMOUTH, Mich., Sept. 23, 2015 — The AutoScan Collaborative RoboGauge combines a Helix 3D laser scanning sensor from Perceptron Inc. with industrial robot technology from Fanuc to make a standardized gauging package. A rigid machine base holds both the robot and part fixture with translucent side panels with light-up visual color status indication. The RoboGauge perimeter is monitored using integrated Guardmaster SafeZone laser scanners, using the diffused reflection of emitted IR laser light to create a 2D programmable detection safety field. The Helix scanner incorporates a microelectromechanical (MEMS) device that allows for laser line quality, density, length and orientation characteristics to be programmable, eliminating the robot's need to move the sensor while scanning. The RoboGauge provides a highly flexible automated shop-floor metrology solution capable of handling sheet metal, fabrications, molded parts and castings. It can also be used in comparative or absolute inspection mode.