Managing large, heavy, physical templates costs time and money. And using them on the manufacturing floor leaves room for human error, which can result in waste and costly rework.
Virtual templating with Tracer Laser Projectors eliminates all these problems. They project a laser outline onto a 3D surface or object that operators can use to quickly and accurately sequence work and position components.
Use Tracer Laser Projectors to position and verify part placement, sequence and guide composite ply layup, and perform visual verification and paint masking.
Business Value of Tracer Laser Projectors
- Improve Quality
Minimize operator variations during assembly with accurate guidance and standardized workflows.
- Lower Costs
Eliminate physical templates and reduce scrap and rework from manufacturing errors.
- Increase Throughput
Reduce time for setup, layout and assembly.
- Boost Revenue Generation
Accelerate engineering change orders (ECOs) onto the production floor.
- Enhance Yield
Eliminate assembly errors.
TracerSI Laser Projector: The All-in-One Projection and Advanced Verification Tool
The TracerSI is a powerful and extremely cost-effective production tool. Not only does it assist operators with assembly and layout, but its integrated scanner makes in-process verification fast and easy.
TracerM Laser Projector: For Projection and Visual Verification
The TracerM assists operators with all assembly and layout tasks on the production floor, and makes it easy to visually verify proper placement.
Tracer Laser Projector Features
Features Common to TracerSI and TracerM Projectors
- 3D CAD-based Virtual Templating
Use virtual templating in a variety of manufacturing applications.
- Exceptional Projection Accuracy
Project with accuracy of 0.25 mm (0.010 in.) at 4.6 m (15 ft.).
- Workflow Automation
Use Tracer Laser Projectors with BuildIT Metrology Software and BuildIT Projector Software to automate workflow.
- Long-range Projection
Achieve accurate, variable and long-range projection (up to 15.2 m).
- Advanced Trajectory Control (ATC)
Ensure fast projection, superior dynamic accuracy and rapid refresh with minimized flicker.
- Multi-projector Array
Operate several laser projectors from a single workstation; ideal for large assemblies and space-constrained areas.
- Rugged, Reliable Design
Work with the protection of the device’s dust-sealed industrial enclosure and active thermal management.
Advanced Laser Imaging Features Exclusive to the TracerSI Laser Projector
- Feature-based (Targetless) Alignment
Align projections to checkerboard targets or compare known features of an object to the CAD model for an alignment process that’s faster and easier, eliminating the time and effort of setting up targets for projection.
- In-process Verification
Verify work at quality-assurance checkpoints during and after critical assembly processes.
- Foreign Object and Debris (FOD) Detection
Gain even greater quality assurance.