Profile: Perceptron Inc (PRCP.OQ)
22 Feb 2018
Perceptron, Inc. (Perceptron), incorporated on September 10, 1981, develops, produces and sells a range of automated industrial metrology products and solutions to manufacturing organizations for dimensional gauging, dimensional inspection and three-dimensional (3D) scanning. The Company's products include 3D machine vision solutions, robot guidance, coordinate measuring machines (CMMs), laser scanning and advanced analysis software. The Company's products are categorized as In-Line, Near-Line and Off-Line Measurement Solutions (Measurement Solutions); 3D Scanning Solutions, and Value Added Services. The Company operates in the Americas, Europe and Asia.
The Company's In-Line and Near-Line measurement solutions include AutoGauge, AutoFit, AutoScan, AutoGuide and Helix. AutoGauge systems are used in assembly and fabrication plants to contain, correct and control the quality of complex assemblies. AutoGauge systems are placed directly in the manufacturing line or near the line to automatically measure critical dimensional characteristics of parts using non-contact, laser triangulation sensors. AutoGauge can be installed with fixed-mounted sensors, with robot-mounted sensors, or as a hybrid system using both fixed and robot-mounted sensors. AutoFit systems are used in automotive manufacturing plants to contain, correct and control the fit of exterior body panels. The system automatically measures, records and displays the gap and flushness of parts visible to the automobile consumer, such as gaps between front and rear doors, hoods and fenders and deck lids and rear quarter panels. These measurements can be conducted throughout the manufacturing process, including in the body shop during assembly of non-painted vehicles, and in the final assembly area after the vehicle has been painted.
AutoScan systems are used by manufacturing companies to contain, correct and control the quality of manufactured components. These systems use robot-mounted sensors to scan a part as the robot moves through its path. The AutoScan system collects the point cloud data required for contour analysis and dimensional feature extraction. This allows the part's shape, geometric features and measurements to be automatically scanned and captured, as well as compared to design requirements. AutoGuide robot guidance systems are used by manufacturing companies for automated assembly applications. These systems utilize Perceptron sensors and measurement technology to guide and control robotic assembly operations.
AutoGuide systems calculate the difference between theoretical and actual relationships of a robot and the part being assembled and communicate compensation data, in over six degrees of freedom to the robot. AutoGuide supports various robotic assembly applications, including automotive windshield insertion, roof loading, hinge mounting, door attachment and sealant application. Helix is a 3D metrology sensor. Helix solutions offer Intelligent Illumination allowing the user to choose the quantity, density and orientation of the sensor's laser lines on an individual inspection point level without moving the sensor.
The Company's Off-Line measurement solutions include Coord3 and TouchDMIS. The Coord3 CMM line includes bridge, gantry and horizontal style machines. CMMs can be equipped with tactile scanning probes, its ScanR laser scanning sensors and TouchDMIS measuring software. TouchDMIS measuring software simplifies CMM measurement by incorporating a 100% Touch interface with the TouchCAD quick programming module. TouchDMIS is a touch CMM software. It has integrated TouchDMIS with its ScanR laser scanning sensor for reverse engineering and production part automated inspection applications, and it has incorporated automatic feature extraction intellect from its ScanWorks toolkit.
The Company's 3D Scanning Solutions include ScanWorks, ScanR and WheelWorks. The Company provides ScanWorks products to the digitizing, reverse engineering and inspection markets, among others, through direct sales, resellers and third party original equipment manufacturers. ScanWorks is a hardware/software component set that allows customers to add digitizing capabilities to their machines or systems. The use of ScanWorks software and the ScanR sensor enables technicians to collect, display, manipulate and export point cloud and meshed data from portable optical tracking devices, portable CMMs or CMMs. ScanR sensor extends the range of engineered materials that can be laser-scanned. WheelWorks software and sensors offer a non-contact method of measuring wheel position for use in automated or manual wheel alignment machines in automotive assembly plants. It supplies sensors and software to a various wheel alignment equipment manufacturers in Europe, Asia and North America. Its Value Added Services include training, field service, calibration, launch support services, consulting services, maintenance agreements and repairs.
47827 Halyard Dr
PLYMOUTH MI 48170-2461
Company Web Links
- BRIEF-Perceptron Posts Q2 Earnings Per Share $0.04
- BRIEF-Harbert Discovery Fund Says Perceptron Entered Into Amendment To Standstill Agreement With Harbert
- BRIEF-Perceptron Enters Into New Loan Agreement For $8 Mln On-Demand Line Of Credit With Chemical Bank
- BRIEF-Perceptron Q1 earnings per share $0.16
- BRIEF-Perceptron awarded multi-plant, multi-station project for Helix dimensional gauging systems in Europe