Switzerland – November 5, 2002 – The Metrology Division of Leica Geosystems announced today the European aircraft manufacturer Airbus (Toulouse, France) has selected its new LTD800 laser tracker for precision inspection and measurement in its Aerotooling department (Broughton, UK). Airbus is an EADS joint Company with BAE SYSTEMS. The tracker will be used for the recertifications of main assembly jigs and associated tooling at Airbus.
ATT Metrology Services (Redmond, WA) has also purchased an LTD800 for its operations. The company is premier provider of fabrication and inspection services to aircraft manufacturers, and boasts a diverse client list including some of the world's most advanced manufacturers in aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, scientific, marine, construction, communication/antenna and entertainment industries.
Leica's new LTD800 laser tracker provides the fastest measurement cycle in the business for high point density (3000 points/second), and the longest measurement distance for large volume work (0 -130 ft.). The Metrology Division of Leica Geosystems manufactures laser trackers, laser scanners, theodolites, and other products that set metrology standards for more than a decade. Leica Industrial Measurement Systems leads the industry with more than 900 tracker systems installed worldwide in the toughest, most unforgiving industrial environments.
Mr. Graham Tudor, Product Unit Manager at Airbus Broughton UK, maintains that past performance, reliability and post sales support were the key considerations for choosing Leica products. "Leica's continuous support through the benchmarking and selection process gave me confidence and a clear understanding of the technology that was being supplied. We will have ongoing continual support for the 7 laser trackers being put to use within our tooling operations." Tudor also notes that the "Spares" backup system is second to none, and keeps their department on program.
"ATT Metrology Services is very pleased with the new LTD800 Laser Tracker we recently purchased," states Joan Ihlenfeldt, Chief Operating Officer at ATT. "The new system met all of our expectations and has allowed us to continue to support our customer base. To be successful, we must always operate the latest in measurement technology and software. Our customers look to us to provide them input on the newest measurement technology, and we can only do this if we have experience operating the equipment. The new LTD800 is a system that we think will be very important to us as we continue to grow our business."
Source: Leica Geosystems