Near Line Metrology Systems

Automated 3D Metrology Systems Integrated Near The Production Line


NLIS-100-FNC Near Line Automated 3D Metrology System and Machine Tending Robot

Pairing our RLU (Robot Load/Unload) machine tending robot system along with one of our MVi5 3D Metrology Centers or SAAM-100 Stand Alone Automated Measurement solutions brings advanced, high precision 3D industrial metrology capabilities to a variety of manufacturing processes. Our Near Line Inspection System (NLIS) is the quick and easy way to integrate 3D metrology and measurement directly into the production processes of your company.

NLIS-200-M20 Near Line Metrology
NLIS-200-M20 Near Line Metrology
NLIS-200-M20 Near Line Metrology

NLIS-100-FNC System Features & Functionality

  • Advanced 5-Axis motion system platform built for efficient 24/7 operation
  • Industry proven FANUC 6-Axis Industrial Robot built for non-stop machine tending
  • Automated Form, Roughness and Dimensional Measurements
  • 3D and 2D True Position Measurement based off of part datums
  • 3D Difference Measurement vs. CAD model or 3D point cloud
  • Automatic part datum alignment procedures to register part coordinate system
  • Automatic defect detection and text recognition
  • Set up measurements once and run them many times in production environments
  • Automatically measure specific dimensions and generate Pass/Fail Reports as PDF
  • Offline and Online program generation with automatic program generator
  • Intuitive user interface with Administrator, Engineer, and Operator modules
  • Integrated barcode scanner to automatically read part information from shop routers


Control Type Windows PC
X, Y, Z Axis Travel 200 x 200 x 100 mm ( 7.8 x 7.8 x 3.9 in )
B-Axis Tilt Travel +15°/-90°; Motorized
C-Axis Rotation Travel 360° Continuous; Motorized
Positioning Speed Up to 20 mm/s
Max Payload Weight 4 kg
Workpiece Holding System 3R, EROWA, 3-Jaw Lever Chuck
Heavy Duty Machine Base 
Construction Type Fully Welded Steel Frame Weldment
Table Top Type Precision Ground Steel Table Top
Safety Enclosure Type Solid Plexiglass Panels on Three Sides and Top
Light Curtains or Sliding Doors on Front


Measurement Speed ≤ 1.7 million points/sec
Objectives 2.5x, 5x, 10x, 20x, 50x, 100x
Min Measurable Roughness 0.03 μm, 1.2 μinch
Min Measurable Radius 1 μm
Finest Vertical Resolution 10 nm


CNC Control Type FANUC 6-Axis Robot
J1 Axis Travel / Speed 340° – 260°/sec max
J2 Axis Travel / Speed 250° – 280°/sec max
J3 Axis Travel / Speed 340° – 315°/sec max
J4 Axis Travel / Speed 380° – 430°/sec max
J5 Axis Travel / Speed 380° – 430°/sec max
J6 Axis Travel / Speed 720° – 630°/sec max
Positioning Repeatability +/-0.05mm
Fully Extended Reach 1098mm
Maximum Payload 12kg


CNC Control Type FANUC 6-Axis Robot
J1 Axis Travel / Speed 340° – 205°/sec max
J2 Axis Travel / Speed 240° – 205°/sec max
J3 Axis Travel / Speed 303° – 260°/sec max
J4 Axis Travel / Speed 400° – 415°/sec max
J5 Axis Travel / Speed 290° – 415°/sec max
J6 Axis Travel / Speed 540° – 880°/sec max
Positioning Repeatability +/-0.05mm
Fully Extended Reach 1853mm
Maximum Payload 25kg

3D Metrology Measurements Applicable to this EDMIS System

Each Near Line Inspection 3D Metrology System from EDM Intelligent Solutions is capable of completing the types of 3D Metrology measurements shown below.


3D Measurement Feature Extraction


3D Difference Model Stamped Clip


3D Surface Roughness Stamped Component

Capabilities Beyond Measurement

3D Difference Model Cutting Tool

Competitive 3D Metrology Systems and Solutions

Creating intelligent solutions for manufacturing and measurement challenges is what we do. Over the past 25 years, we’ve completed thousands of measurement and metrology projects. What differentiates EDM Intelligent Solutions 3D Metrology Systems from the competition is our team’s unique understanding of how our systems can be applied to almost every manufacturing process. The EDMIS team of metrology technicians and applications engineers support their colleagues in our tight tolerance CNC machine shop that produces ultra-precision components for customers every day. Harnessing this unique relationship with manufacturing, our metrology team has the experience needed to fully assist our customers integrate EDMIS metrology systems within their manufacturing processes to leverage 3D measurements to improve both their manufacturing processes and products. We are confident that we have a system that can measure your most challenging components and we are ready to work with you to fully understand your metrology needs. To learn more about how EDMIS can help you, contact our metrology systems team with your request for quote.