Perceptron-AutoGuide-MTPerceptron says its AutoGuideMT product for machine tending robotic guidance applications was created with plant floor requirements and operators in mind. It’s claimed the system’s built-in tools will auto calibrate to the part CAD without the need for laser trackers or special targets, and requires only one sensor acquisition to locate parts.

The company says the system features Helixevo 3D scanning sensors and a software package designed to simplify the automation of loading, unloading, and locating parts in the manufacturing assembly line. It features a designed-for-guide sensor that is said to provide a large field-of-view and standoff that are optimised to handle large placement variation removing the need for complex, precision fixtures and tooling.