Photo Credit: Virtek Vision International Inc.
On June 1 Virtek Vision International Inc. (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) introduced the discharge of its Iris ActiveTrack laser positioning software program that repeatedly tasks steady, correct laser traces onto transferring components — together with complicated 3D shapes — to information employees in quite a lot of manufacturing processes. Virtek says the exact projections dramatically speed up time to market and guarantee product high quality.
According to Sean Francoz, Virtek Group venture supervisor, Iris ActiveTrack allows technicians to place the fitting half, in the fitting place, on the proper time, even whereas the half is in movement. Because of this, the expertise is claimed to remove time spent reviewing paperwork, measuring, marking and utilizing templates throughout meeting processes, in addition to eliminating rework brought on by high quality escapes.
Along with the launch of Iris ActiveTrack, Virtek additionally launched the most recent version of its Iris 3D software program with enhanced API (Application Programming Interface). This enhancement features a manufacturing reporting database. Accessed by way of the API, the manufacturing reporting instruments are stated to offer instantaneous distant entry to present manufacturing standing for any system on the ground. It additionally allows retrieval of detailed manufacturing information from any level within the techniques historical past. This can be utilized to assist manufacturing managers analyze efficiency on the macro (complete course of) or micro (work cell or particular person activity) stage.
Virtek notes that Iris 3D’s enhanced API features a highly effective toolset that enables customers to make use of Virtek’s Vision Positioning System (VPS) to find a focused device or part wherever within the system’s subject of view and report the place of the device relative to the projector. This performance informs operators of the system’s standing, the place it’s within the general workflow and gives digital information of duties being carried out.
Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KDA, Norway), a long-time Virtek buyer studies that Virtek’s options have enabled the corporate to surpass its price and high quality targets, with as a lot as a 30% price discount and a 25% high quality enchancment seen in sure functions. In specific, KDA says the usage of Iris ActiveTrack expertise for laser-assisted masking in its floor preparation division have skilled throughput enhancements which can be anticipated to scale back prices by 20%.