Perceptron has announced it has received an order for 13 systems from a prominent North American OEM for their upcoming 2021 model year vehicle launch.
“We continue to see significant interest in our technology throughout the Americas and with both current and prospective customers,” Rick Van Valkenburg, Vice President Global Sales and Marketing for Perceptron, commented. “Parallel to this demand, we remain committed to our established development path and continuously improving our product line. This order includes nine robot guidance systems, three automated metrology stations and one gap and flush system. All systems are in-line, measuring or guiding 100 percent of production on every model manufactured at the OEM plant.”
Robot guidance applications include net form and pierce, hinge attachment, roof load, door load and liftgate load; while automated metrology systems measure the rails, underbody, pallet; and gap and flush station for closure panel fit. Perceptron utilizes a combination of robot mounted and structure mounted Helixevo and Helixsolo sensors to perform the required 10 to 70 measurements per station.
“Perceptron’s experience, accuracy, and reliability are competitive advantages that helped secure this order,” added Van Valkenburg. “All of the stations are connected to exchange data as ‘virtual measurements’ for the next assembly operation, decreasing redundant measurements and sensor count. This capability of using robotic, structure, and virtual measurements significantly reduces the cycle time and enables significant cost savings for our OEM partners.”
All systems are currently in design with installation scheduled for Fall 2019.
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