Perceptron® Wins Second Strategic Helix(TM) Order from Japanese OEM
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Press release date: September 23, 2013
PLYMOUTH, MI — Perceptron, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRCP), a leading provider of information based process improvement solutions for non-contact measurement and inspection applications, today announced that it has received a second Helix order from a Japanese Original Equipment Manufacturer (‘OEM’) for in-line dimensional gauging. The first order from this customer was for a system at a manufacturing plant in the United Kingdom and was received in May 2013. This new order is for a manufacturing facility located in China.
Harry T. Rittenour, Perceptron’s President and CEO, said, “As I mentioned in our fourth quarter and fiscal year 2013 earnings call, this is significant for our company as it represents a follow-on order from this particular Japanese manufacturer and utilizes our Helix hardware and software platform. The first customer order was what we refer to as a ‘hybrid’ system because it utilized robot mounted Helix sensors to measure dimensional features on the car body and fixed Tri-cam sensors to ‘optically’ locate the part using our Visual Fixturing technology. This new order is also a hybrid system, utilizing both fixed and robot mounted sensors, but in this case all of the sensors are Helix.”
JP LaForest Perceptron’s Managing Director for Asia added, “Our Helix technology, and our Teams located in Japan, the U.S. and China, all played an important part in winning this order. Installation of the second order is expected to begin in approximately December of this year. We continue to work closely with our customer and are hopeful that successful installations of these two orders will lead to future business with this particular OEM.”
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 the costs associated with variation in the manufacturing process. Perceptron also offers Value Added Services such as training and customer support services. Headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan, Perceptron has approximately 235 employees worldwide, with operations in the United States, Germany, France, Spain, Brazil, Japan, Singapore, China and India.