By combining PLX’s novel beam-steering technology with PLX’s Monolithic Optical Structure TechnologyTM (M.O.S.T.) PLX can deliver complete, cutting edge scanning and metrology solutions in applications such as 3D laser scanning, and closed-loop robotic process control.
Robotic 6DOF tracking for real-time control
Industrial robots typically have poor precision and suffer from drift, requiring frequent calibration to minimize waste. Top end laser scanning equipment can achieve precision of the 10’s of microns; but are very expensive even for major manufacturers. They are used infrequently and cannot be integrated directly into the workflow.
PLX’s innovative beam steering technology can achieve equal precision in a rugged. compact unit at a low enough cost that one or more scanners can be permanently embedded into manufacturing systems.
This offers the potential for real-time, closed loop management of manufacturing systems which greatly reduces or even removes the need for calibration to maintain a given accuracy. This reduces waste and enables higher specifications to be achieved. The use of multiple scanning units avoids line of sight issues and can offer solutions to the most complex metrology challenges in, for example, aerospace manufacturing.
See our recent presentation at the EPIC Online Technology Meeting with a special focus on Robotics
Contact us to discuss your application and learn how PLX’s novel beam-steering technology can be used to achieve your goals.
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