SOURCE: Perceptron, Inc.

Perceptron, Inc.

March 20, 2015 11:44 ET

Perceptron Introduces the COORD3 BENCHMARK™ Hybrid CMM Equipped With Laser Line Scanner & Touch Probe

Laser-Scanning CMM Launched With Touch Software Makes Coordinate Metrology Simple

PLYMOUTH, MI--(Marketwired - Mar 20, 2015) - The COORD3 BENCHMARK™ CMM offers customers a high-performance cost-competitive CMM (coordinate measurement machine) with the added benefit of a small footprint. The unique 'half-gantry' advanced alloy design places its X and Y axis at the same level, providing increased rigidity and thermal stability. The unit offers an outstanding metrology platform for high-accuracy small and medium part CMM inspection.

The ergonomic open structure of BENCHMARK CMM is ideal for the inspection of high-volume production parts or of single-part inspection at the smaller manufacturing operations. Its compact size is ideal for production CMM or quality room applications and fits through a standard-width door.

The full air-bearing BENCHMARK HYBRID CMM, with accuracy of 2.5 microns and a measuring volume of 600mm x 500mm x 440mm, comes equipped with both a Perceptron Laser Scanner and a Renishaw touch-probe. Following the recent acquisition of COORD3 by Perceptron, the company's Laser Line Scanning Sensor has been seamlessly integrated into TouchDMIS™ software, allowing reverse engineering and dimensional inspection to be performed by the multi-sensor CMM.

The BENCHMARK is available in manual or CNC configurations. Manual units can be upgraded to full CNC in the field at a later date, offering a two-phase investment in CMM technology. The Hybrid BENCHMARK is the ideal job shop CMM.

Perceptron's TouchDMIS, the 'game-changing' software for CMM usability, offers the world's first all TOUCH CMM software with full CAD capability with newly added point cloud handling capability. TouchDMIS requires just a few hours of training and takes the 'expert' out of CMM measuring and programming. Perceptron's CEO Jeff Armstrong states, "The introduction of this new product is a direct result of our recent acquisitions and is the first step in our plan to offer a full range of coordinate measuring machines with intuitive, easy to use software and best in industry scanning technology."

About Perceptron
Perceptron (NASDAQ: PRCP) supplies a comprehensive range of automated industrial metrology products and solutions to manufacturing organizations for dimensional gauging, dimensional inspection and 3D scanning. Products include 3D machine vision solutions, robot guidance, coordinate measuring machines, laser scanning, and advanced analysis software. Automotive, aerospace and other manufacturing companies globally rely on Perceptron's metrology solutions to assist in managing their complex manufacturing processes to improve quality, shorten product launch times and reduce costs. More than 900 systems and 12,000 Perceptron measuring sensors are in active daily use worldwide.

Headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan, Perceptron has operations in Brazil, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Spain and the United Kingdom. For more information, please visit www.perceptron.com.

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Contact Information

  • Investor Contact:
    Heather Wietzel
    Lambert, Edwards & Associates
    investors@perceptron.com
    + (616) 233-0500

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    Send all Inquiries To:
    Elliott Mills
    COORD3 Metrology
    47827 Halyard Drive
    Plymouth, MI 48170
    Tel: (734) 414-6100
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    emills@perceptron.com