The aim of the measurement is the determination of the Tool Centre Point. You will get the real geometric dimensions of the tool – in 3 as well as in 6 dimensions.

Tool Measurement with tool:in


With LaserLAB tool:in you can determine your tool coordinates precisely. Once measured, your tool can be reconstructed again at any time. This means tool maintenance involving repair or replacement is possible without difficulty and without the need to re-teach.

Whether during the initial operation of new robot programmes, maintenance work of robot tools or a crash – with LaserLAB and tool:in you will get the real geometrical dimensions of the robot tool with regard to the flange coordinate system, the so called Tool-Transformation.

If tool measurement in 3 dimensions is sufficient, use the measuring ball or the measuring bone. However, if in addition the orientation of the tool is required, measurement with the measuring triangle, measurement ray or the measuring quadruple is advised. One thing is for sure:
No matter which measuring tool you use, you will always get exact results!

Fix LaserLAB to the base plate in the robot cell and attach the measuring tool to the robot. Now run a teach-in measuring programme with the robot. The measuring ball(s) will be moved, one after the other, into the visibility area of the sensor and will be measured automatically. As soon as all balls have been measured you can transfer the newly calculated tool data into the robot control by pushing a button.

  • Measurement during initial operation and maintenance

  • 3D- and 6D-measurements possible

  • Measurement of movement direction

  • Direct measurement of TCP

  • Exact joining with robots possible

  • Indirect grab measurement

  • Automated measurement

  • Easy and safe operation

  • Comprehensible due to measurement report

  • No teach-in repetition in case of tool crash

  • Measurement duration < 15 min

  • Long downtimes will be avoided!

  • Improvement of plant availability!

Which measurement model to use? The decision depends on the tool you want to measure. Choose from Models M1 - M5:

This measurement model is used exclusively for measuring spot welding guns. The corresponding measuring device for this is the measuring bone. The measurement result provides the coordinates at the centre between the two balls of the measuring bone, in other words the TCP of the spot welding gun without orientation.

The measuring triangle is the device used for measurement model M3. This is particularly useful for calibrating tools where the orientation plays an important role. The measuring triangle is attached to the tool and the three balls are measured. The first ball defines the positive X-axis, from the centre of the triangle. The surface normal is the positive Z-axis and the TCP is located in the centre of gravity of the triangle. The TCP can be shifted along the Z-axis if necessary, and the tool coordinate system rotated about the Z-axis.

Model M4 is the universal measuring model. It requires a setting master into which the measuring rods are screwed. The ball positions are determined beforehand in relation to the required point of origin of the master. If the four balls are now measured, the required tool coordinate system is calculated from the relationship between the defined ball positions and the measurement results.

The direction of impact of a tool can be measured directly with the M5 model, the measuring ray. Two balls are measured, one after the other. The first defines the TCP, the second the positive Z-direction starting from the TCP. The measurement result can be shifted along Z and rotated round Z later.