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Firm adds one of its own suppliers as a distributor for its products

Ottawa, ON – ShapeGrabber, a supplier of industrial 3D laser scanners for quality inspection and measurement headquartered in Ottawa, and Shelley Automation, a distributor of technologically advanced automation products across Canada and...


Ottawa, ON – ShapeGrabber, a supplier of industrial 3D laser scanners for quality inspection and measurement headquartered in Ottawa, and Shelley Automation, a distributor of technologically advanced automation products across Canada and headquartered in Toronto, have announced a distribution agreement.

Shelley Automation will add the ShapeGrabber line of 3D laser scanners to the stable of solutions it offers to Canadian manufacturers. The agreement advances a decade-long relationship between the companies, as Shelley Automation supplies ShapeGrabber with many of the motion control components used in the manufacture of its 3D scanners.

Shelley Automation’s optical offerings already include fully automated, online vision systems. With the ShapeGrabber product line, Shelley enhances another element of its customers’ complete quality control process: the metrology lab. With a higher level of automation and modern optical tools for measurement, manufacturers can use the 3D scanners to dramatically reduce inspection time, provide rapid whole-part inspection, and troubleshoot the really tough quality problems.

Offering many times the speed of traditional dimensional measurement techniques such as calipers, gauges and coordinate measurement machines (CMMs), ShapeGrabber’s 3D scanners are used for industrial quality inspection to measure complex shapes that are otherwise too time consuming, costly or simply impossible to measure. They are particularly valuable for inspecting and measuring complex plastics, metal castings and stamped parts that features compound curves and multiple features.

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