To add value to in-line measurement and to expand their product range, the world-leading metrology company Mitutoyo Corporation (Kawasaki, Japan) and the leading European optical in-line measurement innovator Mapvision Ltd. (Helsinki, Finland) have agreed that Mitutoyo is investing in a minority share in Mapvision.
Two companies have agreed on a strategic partnership that includes global sales cooperation. Sariki has agreed with both (Mitutoyo and Mapvision) the distribution of Mapvision technology in the Iberian peninsula.
Cooperation with Mitutoyo offers Mapvision a partner with a strong presence in the Asian market, especially in the principal car-producing countries of Japan, China and South Korea.
Mitutoyo can extend its product line-up with Mapvision’s 100% in-line inspection system to cope with growing demands from key customers in automotive industries.
Mapvision Quality Gate is the fastest 100% in-line inspection system for welded car body and chassis components available on the market today. It can measure complex welded assemblies like cross car beams, subframes and axles within line cycle time, typically hundreds of 3D features (x,y,z) in less than 30 seconds.
The unique Mapvision multi-camera technology raises in-line inspection to a new level. The solution is entirely software-based, so it doesn’t suffer from the limitations and problems that come from using robots or mechanical probes for measurement. It also contributes significantly to the reduction of downtime and allows Industry 4.0 Smart Factory-compliant full automation in production.
This innovative approach gives unique benefits to the user:
- No delivery of bad parts, eliminating associated
- Increased internal efficiency and lower facility cost through an optimally-adjusted process
- Drastically lower model-based gauge costs