Perceptron Releases ScanWorks(R) xyz Enhanced With Automated 3D Scanning for
Coordinate Measurement Machines
PLYMOUTH, MI -- (Marketwired) -- 07/09/13 -- Perceptron, Inc.
(NASDAQ: PRCP), a leading provider of information-based process
improvement solutions for non-contact measurement and inspection
applications, today announced the release of automated ScanWorks xyz,
a complete 3D scanning solution designed for retrofitting Coordinate
Measuring Machines (CMMs). ScanWorks xyz is now available with
integrated path programming that reduces CMM setup time and expands
overall CMM usability. In the past, all procedures were manual and
required duplicate efforts for common parts. By automating key
procedures within the ScanWorks software, such as path teaching and
calibration, operators can program a path, save it, and use it for
future part inspection.
"We continue to see underutilized CMMs in manufacturing plants and
believe this new enhancement will help broaden our market potential,"
said Mark Hoefing, Perceptron's Senior Vice President. "Our initial
release of ScanWorks xyz allowed Perceptron to test the CMM retrofit
market for scanning and validate the demand for automated scanning
capability. Automated ScanWorks xyz will provide additional
capabilities that should help supplement our ScanWorks sales by
adding value for our customers."
ScanWorks xyz includes all of the components required to add
non-contact scanning capability to Coordinate Measuring Machines,
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines, and layout machines. While
the machine sweeps the sensor over the part, the sensor emits a laser
line and captures a digital representation of the part.
Simultaneously, the machine and sensor's x, y and z positions are
tightly synchronized in proprietary software. The end result is a
highly accurate cloud of points that can be used for reverse
engineering, virtual assembly, engineering analysis, feature and
surface inspection or rapid prototyping.
Perceptron develops, produces, and sells
non-contact measurement and inspection solutions for industrial
applications. The Company's products provide solutions for
manufacturing process control as well as sensor and software
technologies for non-contact measurement and inspection applications.
Automotive and manufacturing companies throughout the world rely on
Perceptron's metrology solutions to help them manage their complex
manufacturing processes to improve quality, shorten product launch
times and reduce overall manufacturing costs. Perceptron also offers
Value Added Services such as training and customer support services.
Headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan, Perceptron has approximately 230
employees worldwide, with operations in the United States, Germany,
France, Spain, Brazil, Japan, Singapore, China and India.
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