Computed tomography and laminography

Robots also allow to measure 3D images using computed tomography or laminography. These are commonly used methods in X-ray inspection, but with limited applicability to large objects.The sample must be placed in a chamber where the rotary table rotates it in one axis and the system records images from different angles. Then a 3D model is created from the acquired images. This operation is relatively lengthy, even through considerable limits on the size and shape of the sample. Robots exceed this limit. The robotic system can be as well retrofitted with a seventh axis (rails) and thus extend the reach of the robotic arm almost without limit.