Plymouth, Michigan, March 23, 2011 - Perceptron, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRCP), a leading provider of non-contact measurement and scanning systems for manufacturers, today announced that Paul Joss, Industrial Marketing Manager, will be presenting Helix, its breakthrough 3D metrology solution, at the 2011 Quality Conference to be held on April 13, 2011 at the Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The presentation will also cover the history of machine vision and how non-contact metrology has become a common technique used by world class manufacturers for quality and process control.
In manufacturing environments, non-contact metrology has historically been deployed two different ways: in-process gauging or off-line part inspection. Due to cost constraints, most manufacturers have been forced to choose one technique over the other. In-process gauging is a high speed/low data density approach where the dimensional characteristics of critical discrete features are measured on every part produced, commonly known as 100% inspection. Off-line inspection is typically a low speed/high data density approach where a small sampling of production parts are measured thoroughly using 3D scanning to assess shape, contours and discrete features.
Recent advances in technology, such as Helix, create new opportunities for manufacturers to alter their quality plans and leverage the strengths of in-process gauging and 3D scanning with a single solution. More information about the presentation and the 2011 Quality Conference is available at www.qualitymagconference.com and more information regarding Perceptron's innovative Helix 3D metrology solution can be found at www.perceptron.com/helix.
Perceptron develops, produces, and sells non-contact measurement and inspection solutions for industrial and commercial applications. The products from the Company's Industrial Business Unit (IBU) 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 overall manufacturing costs. IBU also offers Value Added Services such as training and customer support services. Perceptron's Commercial Products Business Unit (CBU) develops and manufactures a variety of handheld visual inspection devices and add-on accessories for professional tradesmen that are sold to and marketed through strategic partners. Headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan, Perceptron has approximately 230 employees worldwide, with operations in the United States, Germany, France, Spain, Brazil, Japan, Singapore, China and India. For more information about Perceptron, please visit www.perceptron.com.