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Virtek Iris Spatial Positioning System

Project laser templates 360 degrees

Around even the largest parts.

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Laser technology works with or without targets for projection

The Virtek Iris™ Spatial Positioning System (SPS) offers advanced software created to guide you through the assembly process, the Iris system uses the geometric features of parts, to accurately locate a work piece in 3D space designed for the aerospace industry.

Supporting the use of multiple vision systems and laser projectors, it guides users through part assembly, digitizing, verification and paint masking tasks.

Iris laser templating improves efficiencies – for some companies as much as 60 percent. Instantly measure and project on parts that were previously impractical or impossible. Detect errors early in the process; prevent costly rework. Eliminate the need for templates and ensure assemblies match CAD designs precisely.

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Digitizing               Planning               Verification

Core Benefits

  • Locates work piece in 3D space
  • Locks onto CAD datum references
  • Works without targets
  • Accurately projects 3D position of work piece
  • Increased throughput and flawless quality control
  • Reduces operator error
  • Easily portable
  • Accelerates digitizing, paint masking and final assembly tasks

Eliminate manual measuring, marking and fitting.

 Measure By Hand Positioned By Iris




Part position is measured and marked by hand, using workpiece edges and perimeters – an inaccurate and time-consuming process.


Iris error proofs the assembly process by eliminating all manual measuring, marking and fitting steps. Part position is taken directly from CAD data and laser projected onto the workpiece for exact as-designed placement.        

Iris has been shown to accelerate assembly by as much as 60 percent, depending on the size and complexity of the part.

Placement is usually accurate when measured in straight lines on flat surfaces. Contours and curve surfaces introduce errors and invite misalignment.

Iris quickly locates the exact placement area for assembly – even on the most complex weldments. It eliminates errors caused by using incorrect reference points on the part. And, any movement of the Iris system or the work piece will automatically re-position the projection.

Fitting requires skilled workers who are more costly and difficult to find.

Iris’ user interface requires no prior experience. Visual cues guide operators through each action and projected text indicators identify part numbers for accuracy.

When assembly is in progress, determining the accuracy of part alignment is difficult and misaligned parts are always costly to fix.

Iris examines parts for positional accuracy and provides instant feedback to eliminate work-in-process errors.

 Eliminate production expense and delays caused by using templates.

Positioned Using TemplatesPositioned With Iris



Design changes require new templates that are costly to manufacture and often delay the assembly process.

The Iris system eliminates differences between "as built" and "as designed" because assemblers are always working with the most current CAD file. With Iris, if changes are made to the product design, the system simply references an updated CAD file to accurately guide assemblers. Engineering changes are passed to the shop floor in minutes so assembly can continue without delays and without additional expense.

The size and complexity of templates often make it difficult to align them to parts. Even small alignment errors often lead to exponential errors in hardware placement.

The Iris Spatial Positioning System determines the  work piece’s position in 3D space and projects a laser outline indicating exact placement locations for parts – even on the most complex pieces.        

And, any movement of the Iris system or the work piece will automatically re-position the projection.

Templates are large and heavy, sometimes causing physical strain and injury.

Iris eliminates the use of templates, thereby reducing strain and injury.

Storing templates consumes valuable floor space.

Because Iris is so compact and portable, it’s easily moved between assembly areas and requires no storage.

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