Perceptron Awarded Automotive Closure Panel Insertion Contract

Perceptron, Inc. has announced that a premier European automotive manufacturer has placed an order for three Helix robot guidance systems, extending a longstanding relationship and continuing to recognize Perceptron’s superior technology and performance.

John M. P. Kearney, Perceptron’s VP and Managing Director of EMEA, commented, “Over the years, we have worked with this manufacturer to optimize their assembly process while evolving our technology to provide the flexibility and information they require to meet and exceed their quality standards. Their continued loyalty over 23 years is proof that Perceptron’s technology and execution is a successful enabler of continuous improvement.”

Perceptron installed its first robot guidance system at the manufacturer’s plant in 1993 and remains their number one choice for automated closure panel insertion. For the latest order, the manufacturer selected Perceptron Helix sensors to reduce the total sensor count which results in additional space and more efficient layout around the assembly line.

The Helix sensors place the front doors, rear doors, and fenders on the vehicle body for multiple models on the same assembly line. Measurements are taken at various stages during the process and used across all systems to calculate the optimal fit for each panel to the vehicle body. This intelligent process ensures that any dimensional variation is distributed across all gaps and results in a well-built vehicle. The new Helix robot guidance systems will go into production in early 2017.

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