Based on its recent analysis of the global automated assembly inspection and in-line metrology market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Perceptron, Inc. with the 2021 Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award. AccuSite Optical Tracking (AccuSite) achieves coordinate measuring machine (CMM) level accuracy for in-line robotic measurement. This automated, contactless metrology solution that maintains high inspection quality at full production speed has positioned Perceptron as a leading market contender.
“In a cell, AccuSite’s architecture can support eight robots with up to ten trackers, which are all connected to deliver maximum flexibility in system design,” said Mariano Kimbara, Senior Industry Analyst. “Traditional robotic measurement solutions are limited by robot accuracy, repeatability, and stability. AccuSite eliminates all error from the robot to provide accurate measurements in real-time. It also removes the need for CMM correlation as it continuously provides traceable measurement results in accordance with ISO-10360 standards.”
AccuSite is easy to deploy and can achieve system-level accuracy of less than 0.150 mm when combined with a Helix-evo sensor. This metrology-grade accuracy expands the use cases for Perceptron’s in-line and near-line measurement and robot guidance applications. Perceptron continues to penetrate other industries where accurate in-line inspection increases productivity by being the most cost-effective way to ensure and improve build quality without removing parts from the manufacturing process to be measured offline.
With the addition of AccuSite to its product portfolio, the company has also extended its automated assembly solutions where robot position is critical to the guidance operation. In one production solution, Perceptron worked closely with a partner to use AccuSite to fine-tune a robot’s final location before attaching door hinges to the automotive car body. Adding AccuSite to the assembly process significantly improved the customer’s door alignment and fit within the car opening.
“Perceptron has developed one of the industry’s fastest and most optimal solutions to address customers’ current needs,” noted Kimbara. “By supporting multiple applications and continuing to enhance the solution’s feature set, Perceptron has future-proofed its business and earned a vital edge in the market.”
Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to a company that has developed a pioneering technology that enhances current products and enables the development of new products and applications. The award recognizes the high market acceptance potential of the recipient’s technology.
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