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Perceptron revenue up 28% as 3D scanning company reports Q2 financial results

The industrial measurement and inspection company Perceptron (NASDAQ:PRCP), headquartered in Plymouth, MI, has posted revenue of $21.8 million for the second quarter of Fiscal 2017 (Ending December 31, 2016). The total net income of the company is $2.5 million.

Revenue for the same period in 2016 is up 26.7% to $21.8 million with further highlights shown in the table below.

Financial Highlights Q2 2017. Image via: Perceptron

Sales in America, Europe and Asia

Sales in America and Asia have both shown an increase on figures from December 31 the previous year, though European sales are down by comparison.

Key sales metrics. Image via Perceptron

Non-contact testing for the industry

Typically attached to a robotic arm, Perceptron’s sensors range, including the Helix and TriCam models, is used to inspect elements of manufactured products.

A Perceptron Helix sensor is used to examine a car door. Photo via: PerceptronMetrology on Facebook

The image data gathered by the 3D scanners is ideal for quality testing purposes, i.e. detecting holes or other imperfections. The data could also be used to assist in reverse engineering. The digital meshes generated by the hardware can be coupled with the company’s proprietary metrology software, or exported to CAD software for further manipulation and slicing for 3D printing.

The sensors are also used as machine guidance – which is an essential part of the Smart Factory of the future. In Industry 4.0 lasers sensors such as the Helix and TriCam work as a digital-eye to feed data back to an integral cloud system where decisive action can be taken.

As a non-contact method of testing, Perceptron metrology systems and software are used by German car manufacturer Audi as seen in the clip below.