July 2, 2022

DWFritz Launches Rotational Metrology Platform – Metrology and Quality News

DWFritz Metrology announced the launch of its ZeroTouch Rotary Metrology Platform (ZTR). DWFritz Metrology is a 100% subsidiary of DWFritz Automation, which the Sandvik group recently acquired. ZeroTouch ZTR is a non-contact, micron-level, high-speed metrology and inspection platform designed to simultaneously capture and measure multiple part features for rotors, stators, brake rotors and other parts which fit into the cylindrical measuring envelope. An innovative production-ready system, the ZTR operates in manual or fully automatic mode and can be configured for inline or near-line use. The system has a small footprint and supports a wide range of part sizes and weights.

“We are excited to launch ZTR and expand our ZeroTouch product portfolio. With the recent growth of the electric vehicle market, I believe the ZTR is ideally suited for many inspection and quality applications that will allow our customers to quickly qualify their parts during production, speed up their time to market the market and their incomes”said Dave Mendez, vice president of the ZeroTouch business unit. “In addition, our recent acquisition by Sandvik gives us a much larger global footprint, which will allow us to better serve the global market,” Mendez noted.

ZTR is a rugged, production-ready non-contact metrology platform that captures and analyzes millions of data points in ~30 seconds. This versatile system combines multiple non-contact sensors in a single architecture that enables measurement and inspection of the entire surface of the part, generating a digital twin consisting of a high-density point cloud at the micron level. ZTR inspects all critical-to-quality (CTQ) measurements in seconds compared to touch methods without the need for developer coating to capture data from glossy surfaces. The system is also capable of inspecting insulating enamel or impregnating resin and coatings on hairpins.

“The rapid expansion of the electric vehicle market is increasing the demand for high-speed precision metrology and inspection of the complex components used in their metrology solutions to meet this need”, said Mike Fritz, CEO of DWFritz Automation. “The ZTR provides robust and highly accurate production inspection of these precision parts made by this exciting industry. Whether for the aerospace, automotive or electric vehicle industry, by enabling continuous workflow improvements in design, production and inspection, ZTR is an integral part of any quality driven manufacturing process.

For more information: https://dwfritz.com/