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Iris Spatial Positioning System
 

Iris Spatial Positioning System

Enables manufacturers to project laser templates 360 degrees around even the largest parts.

Iris™ v1.3 supports the use of multiple vision systems and laser projectors to enable users to instantly measure and project on parts that were previously impractical or impossible due to size. This helps guide the user through part assembly, digitizing, verification and paint masking tasks.

Iris SPS combines the use of laser projection with 3D vision technology. It locates objects in 3D space and quickly locks onto CAD-specified assembly positions to guide the user through the assembly process.

Iris SPS determines a work piece's position in 3D space and projects a laser outline indicating exact placement locations for parts – even on the most complex weldments. It's ideal for companies manufacturing heavy machinery – earth moving equipment, locomotives, ships, and other large-scale products.

An optional Verification Module uses Iris' 3D vision technology to compare the CAD file with the position of components placed on a weldment. If it determines that the component was placed correctly, a check mark is projected over the component. If it was placed incorrectly, an X is projected. This system provides instant feedback to the assembler, eliminates the need to check parts manually and alerts users to assembly errors before they become costly. The module also generates reports that assist with quality assurance documentation.

Eliminate manual measuring, marking and fitting.


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 welded 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.


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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