Third Dimension, which makes non-contact gauging equipment, has parted with robotics specialist Loop Technology to automatic composite measuring.

Third Dimension’s Vectro2 gauge can measure and inspect of 2D profiles typical of extrusions, welds, seals, adhesive beads, edge breaks and panel gap and flush applications. Automating the process could eliminate human error from the quality control process, the company said.

“Although quality control measurements require specific skills and knowledge, it is essentially a repetitive task that lends itself to automation,” said Alun Reece, MD at Loop Technology.