Prominent Automotive OEM Selects Perceptron for 100% Measurement on their Plant Floor
Perceptron, Inc., a leading global provider of 3D automated metrology solutions and coordinate measuring machines, recently announced a prominent automotive OEM selected Perceptron as their in-line measurement supplier for their next major car program.
“We have worked closely to form a collaborative partnership with this manufacturer and have more than 20 years of experience measuring their vehicles in-line,” said Rick Van Valkenburg, Vice President Global Sales and Marketing for Perceptron. “Our product development prioritizes functionality that helps solve manufacturing challenges on the plant floor where they happen. Perceptron solutions feature a full data analytics package for root cause analysis of process and product problems, as well as corporate level reporting highlighting where plant management should focus their attention. The combination of our experience, product capability, and local support team created the differentiation needed to win this project.”
The project includes Perceptron’s integration of seven in-line systems measuring the frame, underbody, and motor compartment on six unique vehicle models. These innovative systems utilize robot mounted Helix evo sensors to scan a variety of features, including threaded studs, rivets, and hybrid holes without part preparation, like powders, sprays, or inserts. All measurement results are analyzed in real-time using Perceptron’s built-in, reporting and data visualization package.
“This large order is a testament to the continual high standard Perceptron sets for accurate, non-contact metrology and automated manufacturing,” added Van Valkenburg. “We continue to develop breakthrough product innovations through a strategic commitment to these initiatives as well as years of plant floor metrology experience.”
All systems are currently being designed with installation scheduled for Winter 2019.