SOURCE: Perceptron, Inc.

Perceptron, Inc.

September 09, 2010 20:17 ET

Perceptron® Announces the Release of a New Multi-Line Sensor

PLYMOUTH, MI--(Marketwire - September 9, 2010) -  Perceptron, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRCP), a leading provider of non-contact measurement and scanning systems for manufacturers and visual inspection tools for professional tradesmen, today announced the release of a new multi-line, laser triangulation sensor. The new non-contact sensor is designed for use in automotive wheel alignment systems. The Company will provide Dürr Assembly Products GmbH with the new sensor for incorporation into their wheel alignment solutions.

"These new 3D sensors give Dürr the ability to offer a scalable and flexible solution," commented Mark Hoefing, Senior Vice President of Perceptron's Industrial Business Unit. "Minimizing the overall footprint of the complete solution is very important to Dürr. It is also critical to be able to handle multiple car models with different wheel sizes and tire profiles. The new sensor provides a significantly better price-performance combination that minimizes floor space and maximizes model flexibility in our customer's wheel alignment solutions."

Hoefing added, "We were very pleased with the introduction of Dürr's new 'x-3Dcontour measurement system' for wheel alignment utilizing our new sensor at the recent Automotive Testing Expo 2010 in Stuttgart, Germany."

About Perceptron®
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.

About Dürr Assembly Products GmbH
Dürr Assembly Products is part of the Dürr Group and is in the business of Balancing and Assembly Products (BAP).  It is one of the worldwide leading suppliers of systems to car manufacturers and their sub-suppliers.  The production systems developed and manufactured in Püttlingen, Germany cover assembly and testing, starting with the pre-assembly of complex vehicle components such as axles and engines.  Dürr systems are also used in the most complicated assembly step -- the "marriage" -- where the powertrain, chassis and the car body are precisely fitted and bolted together.  Before the finished vehicle leaves the assembly line, it is put to the acid test where all functions from the powertrain, brakes, electronics, and chassis to the headlights are precisely checked and, if necessary, adjusted.  www.durr-ap.com.

Safe Harbor Statement
Certain statements in this press release may be "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including the Company's ability to develop and introduce new products and the Company's expectation as to the timing of revenue and net income increases from new products which the Company has not yet released. The Company assumes no obligation for updating any such forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting such forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements due to a number of uncertainties in addition to those set forth in the press release, including, but not limited to, those set forth in "Item 1A - Risk Factors" of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for fiscal 2009. The ability of the Company to develop and introduce new products, especially in markets outside of automotive, is subject to a number of uncertainties, including general product demand and market acceptance risks, the ability of the Company to resolve technical issues inherent in the development of new products and technologies, the ability of the Company to identify and satisfy market needs, the ability of the Company to identify satisfactory distribution networks, the ability of the Company to develop internally or identify externally high quality cost effective manufacturing capabilities for the products, general product development and commercialization difficulties, and the level of interest existing and potential new customers may have in new products and technologies generally.

Contact Information

  • Company Contact:
    Perceptron, Inc.
    Mark Hoefing
    (734) 414-4680