qFLASH-A is a compact and economical 3D optical measurement system designed for use in smaller automated shop-floor inspection cells.

qFLASH-A is a compact and economical 3D optical measurement system designed for use in smaller automated shop-floor inspection cells. Compatible with a wide range of industrial robots including small-load and collaborative robot systems, qFLASH-A measurement cells have a small footprint and offer an affordable way to automate dimensional data capture for all kinds of part. The system is ideal for use in workshop conditions where space is at a premium but productivity matters.

The robust yet lightweight qFLASH-A sensor combines the digital imaging technology of three CMOS cameras with blue light LED illumination and dynamic slide projection technology to create a high-speed inspection solution. It delivers a high frame rate and wide dynamic range to quickly and accurately digitise freeform parts without surface treatment, preparation or the use of markers. Part features are also accurately captured thanks to advanced image analysis and edge detection engines, so users can obtain rich point-cloud data for a wide range of workpieces. 

With qFLASH-A, projection and image capture take place within milliseconds, protecting the system from the impact of workshop vibrations or changes in ambient light and ensuring high-quality results whatever the conditions. This makes the qFLASH-A automated measurement system ideally suited to shop-floor applications, enabling you to save the time and effort of moving parts from the workshop for measurement.

qFLASH-A is certified to VDI/VDE standards and ships with CoreView metrology software as standard.


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Compact and Lightweight Design
qFLASH-A’s compact and lightweight design, coupled with a short measuring distance of just 500 mm, makes the sensor uniquely suited for use with small robots and in small-footprint measurement cells.

Accuracy and Repeatability
Integrated CMOS cameras give qFLASH-A its high frame rate and wide dynamic range, ensuring accurate results, excellent surface reconstruction and a high signal-to-noise ratio – even in under-exposed and over-exposed areas of the image. 

Advanced Feature Measurement 
qFLASH-A’s integrated 3D point-cloud mapping and 2D technologies use image analysis and edge detection engines to power precise and accurate feature measurement for diverse application potential.

No Surface Preparation Required
The qFLASH-A sensor can capture accurate point-cloud data without the need for surface preparation, treatments or markers, reducing the number of manual tasks in the process and allowing the automated system to measure without interruption for maximum productivity.

Shop-Floor Ready
qFLASH-A’s robust construction is ideal for use in tough shop-floor operating conditions, while its millisecond projection and image capture provide immunity to changes in ambient light and the effects of workshop vibrations caused by heavy machinery.

Real-Time Results
The qFLASH-A system brings automated measurement to the shop floor. Its CoreView metrology software and other optional offline analysis tools promote the use of measured data throughout the organisation through real-time communication of results to managers and engineers.
3 x 4.2-megapixel digital cameras designed for industrial applications. Assembled on rigid and temperature-stable carbon fibre housing.

Projection and 3D Reconstruction Technology
Single Pattern Projection and Rapid Shot Stereovision Technology.
Integrated 2D and 3D technology for fast and accurate surface and feature measurement.

Blue LED-based high-power illumination for reliability and durability.

Measurement Field Size Options

Field of View (at a specified working distance): 350 x 350 x 160 mm / 13.8 x 13.8 x 6.3 in
Field of View (at a specified working distance): 170 x 170 x 55 mm / 6.7 x 6.7 x 2.2 in
Optimal Working Distance: 550 mm / 22.7 in
Point Cloud Spacing: From 0.09 [mm]

Industrial Performance

Numbers stated in 2 sigma, LFOV, avg to avg. (qFLASH-A), external mapping is used.

Plane Measurement Accuracy (single tile): 0.035 mm
Point Cloud Accuracy (3 x 2 x 1 m size object): 0.1 mm
Planar Hole Centres Accuracy (3 x 2 x 1 m size object): 0.15 mm

Operation Performance
Optical Exposure Time (typical settings): 10 m/sec

Dimensions and Weights

qFLASH-A Sensor: 370 x 270 x 255 mm /14.6 x 10.6 x 10 in
6.0 kg / 13.2 lb

qFLASH-A Power Supply: 310 x 215 x 60 mm / 12.2 x 8.5 x 2.4 in
3 kg / 6.6 lb

Electrical Compatibility
Voltage: 90-230 VAC 50-60Hz
Power: Average consumption up to 100W
0.7 kW at peak consumption

Working Environment Conditions

Operating Temperature: 5-35 °C
(Limited by PC specification. Can be enhanced with cooling systems.)

Operating Lighting Conditions: Low sensitivity to industrial lighting, ambient light sources and non-direct daylight.

Structure/Facility Vibrations: Designed for operation in industrial environment.

Periodic System Certification
On-site yearly calibration and certification to traceable artefacts

Computer and Software
Operating System: Windows 7, 10 64Bit OS

Computing Platform: Desktop PC

System Software: CoreView™ from Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence

Certifications and Standards
CE / TÜV -Safety: IEC\EN 61010-1:2001 EMC: IEC\EN 61000

VDI/VDE 2634 Part 2 standard for optical measurement systems

Traceability to NIST metrology standard artefacts ISO 9001:2000
Shop-Floor 3D Optical Measurement Systems Brochure


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