SOURCE: Perceptron, Inc.

Perceptron, Inc.

September 15, 2011 09:20 ET

Perceptron® and ROTHENBERGER USA, LLC Launch New ROSCOPE™ 500 to the US Market

PLYMOUTH, MI--(Marketwire - Sep 15, 2011) - Perceptron, Inc (NASDAQ: PRCP) announced today its customer ROTHENBERGER USA, LLC ("Rothenberger") launched its new ROSCOPE™ 500 handheld video inspection device into the US market.

The ROSCOPE™ 500 is the newest product in Rothenberger's line of professional grade inspection cameras and can effortlessly navigate through a standard 1½-inch P-Trap, one of the toughest challenges for optical plumbing devices.

The ROSCOPE™ 500 provides end-users with a wide range of features such as virtually unlimited picture capture capability, image rotation, and a 4-foot long 14mm diameter imager. With its small, 14mm diameter imager, unique contour design, and obedient cable, the ROSCOPE™ 500 provides for effortless navigation through the majority of plumbing situations.

"Our customers asked us to develop a product that they could use to easily maneuver through P-Traps," said Chera Ellis, Vice President and General Manager of Rothenberger USA, LLC. "I believe the ROSCOPE™ 500 will not only meet their needs, but exceed their expectations."

"We are pleased to support Rothenberger with the launch of the new ROSCOPE™ 500 adding to the diverse mix of products they already offer in the US market," said Richard Price, Senior Vice President of Perceptron's Commercial Products Business Unit.

"I am very pleased to see that Rothenberger USA will be using our technology in the ROSCOPE™ 500," said Harry T. Rittenour, Perceptron President and CEO. "We are excited to see how their customers react to this extraordinary product."

About Perceptron
Perceptron develops, produces, and sells non-contact measurement and inspection solutions for both industrial and commercial applications. The Company's Commercial Products Business Unit (CBU) develops and manufactures a variety of handheld visual inspection devices and add-on accessories that are sold to and marketed through strategic partners. CBU's products allow professional trades-people to see in restricted places and diagnose and solve problems without requiring time consuming and unnecessary tear out or disassembly. The Industrial Business Unit's (IBU) 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 overall manufacturing costs. IBU also offers Value Added Services such as training and customer support services. 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, please visit

About Rothenberger
For over 60 years Rothenberger has developed, produced and sold the most comprehensive line of pipe tools, pipe devices and pipe machines for the plumbing, heating air-conditioning and refrigeration markets worldwide. Rothenberger USA, LLC a joint venture with Greenlee, a Textron company, both sells to and services the North American plumbing market, and is located at 4455 Boeing Drive, Rockford, IL 61109., phone (800) 545-7698, fax (815) 397-8289.

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Contact Information

  • Company Contact:
    Richard Price
    Senior Vice President, Commercial Products