Virtek® Simplifies Complex Production Processes for Aerospace Manufacturing
Visit Virtek at JEC World in Paris March 6-8 – Hall 5, Stand N78
Virtek demonstrates the Vision Positioning System (VPS) at booth N78 during JEC World. With a smaller, faster scanning system, improved portability, and FlashAlign™ — a new feature eliminating manual target alignment — Iris 3D with VPS reaffirms Virtek’s position as the global leader in laser technology.
Virtek’s Vision Positioning System combines laser projection and an integrated patented vision technology that is proven to dramatically improve process efficiency and significantly save on costs.
VPS improves composite manufacturing assembly and lay up processes, minimizes highly-skilled labor while maintaining safety and quality for various sized companies across the composite and aerospace marketplaces.
“In 2017, we demonstrated a new industry standard in laser projection with the introduction of VPS along with a multitude of software and hardware developments,” said Sean Francoz, senior product manager at Virtek. “These developments have continuously broken the laser barrier for flexible solutions offered to improve productivity in complex manufacturing processes.”
“We are very familiar with laser technology and its benefits and began the journey with Virtek with their LaserEdge® solution for several projects over a decade ago. We felt it was a natural progression to move to the new Iris™ platform with the new state of the art vision- based laser technology when we had a need for a new project,” said Türker Dölek, composite production chief, Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) Inc. “We are seeing significant benefits with the flash align feature saving time during alignment as well as the systems are demonstrating an increase in throughput resulting in cost savings.”
“TAI was the first customer in Europe to install and put into production the VPS as part of an early adopter program. The smooth transition was a team effort between TAI a global supplier and customer and the Virtek strategic account, service and applications teams,” continued Francoz.
Beyond the VPS system, Virtek introduced a new Laser Projector (LPS-10), an upgrade to the incredibly successful LPS-7. This new laser projection system offers both short- and long-range capabilities, including advancements in software, and demonstrates Virtek’s commitment to innovation and tailoring products to the needs of every customer.
“We have been known for trust, reliability, and innovation for the last 31 years and will continue this tradition with new products well into the future,” said Todd Rhodes, vice president and general manager, Virtek. “We are constantly reimagining how technology can be used to increase safety and efficiency all while simplifying complex manufacturing processes for our customers.”
Virtek is the global leader in laser templating and quality inspection systems, providing exceptional expertise and engineering for manufacturers around the world. The Virtek name has become synonymous with precision, reliability, and innovation.
Founded in 1986, and today a part of Gerber Technology, Virtek is based in Waterloo, ON, Canada and has local sales and service coverage in the USA, across Europe and in Asia. From the aerospace to the construction industry, and from sheet metal fabrication to wind energy, our tailored technology solutions, featuring Iris™, LaserEdge®, LaserQC®, and TrussLine®, give customers the competitive edge needed to succeed in their fields. For more information, please visit www.virtek.ca.
About Gerber Technology
Gerber Technology delivers industry-leading software and automation solutions that help apparel and industrial customers improve their manufacturing and design processes and more effectively manage and connect the supply chain, from product development and production to retail and the end customer. Gerber serves 78,000 customers in 130 countries, including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies in apparel & accessories, home and leisure, transportation, packaging and sign & graphics. The company develops and manufactures its products from various locations in the United States and Canada and has additional manufacturing capabilities in China.
Based in Connecticut in the USA, Gerber Technology is owned by AIP, a New York based, global private equity firm specializing in the technology sector and has more than $3.0 billion assets under management.