Premium German Automotive Manufacturer Chooses Perceptron(R) Helix(R) Technology for New Model Launch
PLYMOUTH, MI -- (Marketwired) -- 01/09/14 -- Perceptron, Inc. (PRCP), a leading global provider of real time, non-contact 3D measurement, inspection, and automation solutions, announced that, starting in March 2014, it expects to begin shipping 45 inline gauging systems to a premium German automotive manufacturer. This project represents the largest single location deployment to date of Helix®, Perceptron's revolutionary real time 3D scanning technology. Perceptron's systems will be strategically distributed throughout the production plant to automatically measure, record, and provide real time feedback on key dimensional aspects of the vehicle during the entire manufacturing process.
John Kearney, Perceptron's Vice President and Managing Director for Europe, said, "We worked closely with our customer to develop and implement a solution that met their exacting requirements. A key factor in the customer's decision to choose Helix® for several of these applications was our ability to provide three-dimensional data clouds, in real time, as the vehicle moves down the manufacturing line. Real time monitoring and feedback is a significant differentiator for us in the European market and is highly valued by our customers." Kearney went on to add, "A key new feature in our Vector" software is the ability to directly employ the manufacturer's Computer Aided Design (CAD) files so the system knows exactly what to expect, and analyze, before the first component is ever seen on the production line. This unique 'configure to CAD' (C2C") feature will enable the systems to take part measurements earlier in the launch process and allows the customer to introduce future model derivatives basically 'on-the-fly.'"
Jeffrey M. Armstrong, Perceptron's President and CEO, concluded, "Perceptron is the leader in the premium automotive market where fit, finish, and highly automated production are prized by the OEMs. Our industrial measurement solutions enable them to consistently meet their stringent quality standards while minimizing scrap and rework. We believe this strong, ongoing relationship with a very well regarded European premium car maker is enabled by our leading technology, a strong customer focus, and our ability to support them as they continue to expand globally."
Perceptron develops, produces, and sells non-contact 3D machine vision solutions for measurement, inspection, and robot guidance in industrial applications. Manufacturing companies throughout the world rely on Perceptron's hardware and software solutions to help them manage their complex manufacturing processes to improve quality, shorten product launch times and reduce costs. Perceptron also offers Value Added Services such as training and customer support services. Headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan, Perceptron has approximately 240 employees worldwide, with operations in the United States, Germany, France, Spain, Brazil, Japan, Singapore, China, and India. For more information, please visit www.perceptron.com.
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