RoboScan S Vertical

RoboScan S Vertical is designed for the quality control needs of small to medium sized circular symmetrical parts like gears and passenger car shafts.

Roboscan S vertical system

RoboScan S Vertical provides fast and flexible measurements with high repeatability for vertically oriented parts.

  • One stand can be equipped with several different sensors for detecting a wide variety of surfaces and parts
  • Suitable for detecting grinding burns on both ID and OD surfaces
  • Free access for part clamping allows ergonomic working position

RoboScan S systems consist of standard features, mandatory accessories and options.

RoboScan S

Standard Features


  • The robot is located inside the safety enclosure which houses the entire measurement movement system. The safety enclosure is equipped with an emergency stop system, safety door at the front, and one service door on the left side. The electric cabinet is integrated to enclosure.


  • ABB Industrial Robot
  • ABB Robot Controller
  • ABB Teach Pendant

Control panel with

  • Emergency stop push button
  • Emergency stop reset button
  • Reset cycle button
  • Access request button
  • Door open/close button

Vertical rotation unit with manual chuck

  • RoboScan S is equipped with a MTD 250 Gear unit, which rotates the sample. The stand is equipped with a 3-jaw chuck with optional exchangeable custom jaws.

Keyboard and monitor mount

  • Ergonomic keyboard and monitor mount with adjustable position to suit multiple operators.

Part indexing

  • Laser indexing/Infrared camera indexing for sample orientation definition.

Signal light tower

Measurement programming software

  • The measurement programming software takes care of running the robot when programs are created. Creating measurement programs is made easy. The measurement programming software is connected with our ViewScan measurement data analyzing program. The measurement programming software depends on the part to be measured. As standard, there are two options:
    • Stresstech Teaching App: Suitable for vertically oriented parts like hypoid gears and bearings. The Stresstech Teaching App is used to create and modify measurement programs for samples. A measurement program module is created for each different type of sample to be measured. The ViewScan software association function will call this program module when the template is selected from ViewScan. Part dimensions are taught manually by moving robot to correct positions. Measurement parameters like measurement cycle and scan speed are determined in the Teaching App.
    • HTML-based human-machine interface: Suitable for shafts e.g. for measuring camshafts lobes and crankshaft journals. The new HTML-based human-machine interface (HMI) includes a recipe manager which is used to edit and manage part data. This part data defines measured part surfaces based on values from part blueprints instead of having to teach each move point to the robot manually. All the created recipes are stored in the system hard drive as separate files for easy backups. Depending on the systems level of automation the system can be either operated via ViewScan or the HMI. In ViewScan-controlled solutions, the associated recipe (part data) is loaded when the measurement template is opened in ViewScan before the measuring cycle can be started. Alternatively, in the more automated solutions, the system can automatically open the associated template in ViewScan once the measuring cycle is started.
  • Three (3) ready made measurement programs are included with the standard system. More programs can be purchased as options.
  • As an option, there is EasyGear software available for helican and spur gear measurements. More information can be found in the Options section below.

Factory acceptance test

Documentation in English


Dimensions: RoboScan S V dimensions Maximum sample dimensions: RoboScan S, maximum part Maximum sample dimensions with tailstock option: RoboScan S maximum part with tailstock option

Mandatory Accessories


Data analyzing software

Sensor and sensor fixture for each sensor:

  • Manual
  • Automated (Automated sensors require storage rack. See Options section for storage racks)

Barkhausen noise sensors are available in many different types, shapes, and sizes. Sensors are completely customizable to suit any operation. All sensors require sensor fixture, in-built or fixable.

For RoboScan, there are manual and automated sensor fixtures available depending on sensor type and automation level of the system. Sensor fixtures have proximity switches for crash detection. The crash detection switch is activated if the sensor’s inward linear movement is too large. One fixture, depending on the solution, can be equipped up to 2 sensors for multichannel measurements.

Advanced design in sensor fixtures guarantees steady contact between the sensor and the part to be measured. Measurement contact is one of the most critical factors when performing Barkhausen noise measurement.

Standard sensor fixture and sensor models:

  • Gear sensors
    • Gear sensor fixture for robot, manual
    • Gear sensor fixture for robot, automated
    • S1-14-12-10 Gear flank sensor for robot
    • S1-14-12-11 Gear root sensor for robot
    • S1-14-12-12 Bevel gear and pinion sensor for robot
    • S1-14-12-13 Bevel gear and pinion root sensor for robot
    • S1-14-12-15 Gear sensor, double sided, Inner teeth
    • S1-14-12-17 Gear sensor, double sided, small modulus
  • OD sensors
    • OD sensor fixture for robot, manual
    • OD sensor fixture for robot, automated
    • S1-15-32-14 Circumferential OD sensor for robot
    • S1-15-32-15 Spring loaded OD radius sensor for robot
    • S1-15-32-16 Fixed OD radius sensor for robot
    • S1-15-32-19 Circumferential OD raceway sensor for robot
    • S1-16-12-08 Flat OD sensor for robot
  • ID sensors
    • ID sensor fixture for robot, manual
    • ID sensor fixture for robot, automated
    • S1-19-22-11 ID sensor for robot (Axial ID sensor)
    • S1-19-32-12 ID raceway sensor for robot
    • S1-19-32-14 Circumferential ID sensor for robot
    • S1-19-32-15 Fixed ID groove sensor for robot

Options for Hardware - Manual Use

Manual tailstock for RoboScan S, Vertical Model

  • Tailstock support vertically oriented parts. Part steadiness is important for Barkhausen noise measurement repeatability. The vertically moving tailstock is equipped with a tailstock adjustment controller. To move the tailstock, press and hold the enable switch in the middle position and use the arrow buttons in the handle to move the tailstock. Secure the sample between the centers by locking the tailstock in its position by moving the tailstock until it stops automatically.

Special jaws for chuck

  • Special jaws can be designed for parts that cannot be clamped to standard jaws.

Automated sensor cleaning brush for robot

  • When the sensor is used for measurement, dirt from the sample surface is gathered and the results may become unreliable. The brush removes the dirt from the sensor. It is used when the sensor has traveled the distance defined by the user.

Light curtain safety system for RoboScan

  • The light curtain is equipped with a safety stop function. To be able to run automatic measurement, the light curtain must not be interrupted. Interrupting the light curtain stops all automatic movements. When the light curtain is not activated, only manual operation is possible.

Options for Hardware - Inline use

Automatic tailstock for RoboScan S, Vertical Model

  • Tailstock can be automated for example when parts to be measured are automatically loaded.

Pneumatic chuck for robot

  • Pneumatic chuck automatically clamps the part to the rotation unit. Pressure sensors recognize whether the chuck is open or closed.

Automated sensor cleaning brush for robot

  • When the sensor is used for measurement, dirt from the sample surface is gathered and the results may become unreliable. The brush removes the dirt from the sensor. It is used when the sensor has traveled the distance defined by the user.

Options for Sensor/Tool Change

Automated sensor/tool change:

Sensor storage rack for 3/4 sensors

  • Automated robot sensors are docked to the sensor storage rack in the safety enclosure. The robot automatically picks up the needed sensor from the rack for the measurement.

Pneumatic marker and fixture for robot

  • Pneumatic marker is usually used to mark the first measurement position of the sample before starting the measurement. Marking can be excluded from a measurement program, if necessary.

Options for Software

ViewScan option: Other language module

ViewScan option: 2D code reader module and 2D code reader

  • With barcode reader support, it is possible to associate barcodes to measurement templates of different parts. This automates selecting a template and reduces the possibility of choosing a wrong template. Furthermore, it is possible to add more information to measurement comments. Extra information can be coded into the barcode and ViewScan will extract it as defined. The extra information can be handled in several different ways. Barcode support adds the following features to the standard ViewScan:
    • Opening a template that has been associated with a barcode
    • Parsing the barcode and filling in the comment field with values from the barcode
    • Passing the barcode to a TCL script, with which it is possible to fill in more sophisticated values to the comment field

ViewScan option: Batch support module

  • A batch of measurement templates that are executed automatically one after another can be created with ViewScan. This is useful when using a robot system, when many different surfaces of a part need to be measured. With a batch measurement, the user adds all templates into one batch and executes it. After the first document is measured, the second will be created and measured automatically.

EasyGear software for robot

  • Easygear is designed for RoboScan S vertical and RoboScan XL vertical. The software adapts easily to various types of spur and helical gears. Measurement paths can be created on gear flanks and root area. Gear and measurement parameters are programmed with number and selection dialogs. EasyGear visualizes geometrical parameters to 3D model to aid in perceiving gear measurement.

EasyGear software for offline use

EasyGear: Other language module

Options for Software - Inline Use

Line integration software

  • The system can be built to support automatic loading and unloading of the part. Includes software functions as well as interfaces for software and safety connections to the loading system. Functions either according to Stresstech specification or customized to customer needs. Software communication to the loading system is via fieldbus, for example EtherCAT or Profinet*. Safety connections are hardwired* and includes safety door/light curtain status and emergency stop button status in both directions. *If other interface is required, please contact Stresstech sales.

Other Options

Documentation in local language

Part programming

  • Part programming includes measurement program for one sample and needed ViewScan templates for the programs. One measurement program can include several surfaces to be measured. Rejection limits for the ViewScan software are not included to part programming.

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