Virtek Vision Announces MOU with University of Central Lancashire
The agreement was formally announced at a recent technology demonstration event hosted by the UCLan in Preston. Attendees from industries as diverse as aerospace, shipbuilding, heavy engineering and construction joined with distinguished guests Dr. Sami Falou, Assistant Director of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS), and Jonathan Thomas, Senior Project Manager for Lancashire Country Developments Ltd., to witness a demonstration of the new Virtek Iris™ Spatial Positioning System.
The Iris Spatial Positioning System (SPS) combines the use of laser projection with 3D vision technology to locate objects in 3D space, quickly lock onto CAD-specified assembly positions, and guide workers through the assembly process. It is designed for companies that manufacture heavy machinery, like earth moving equipment (excavators, mining trucks), locomotives, ships, pressure vessels and other large-scale products.
Billy Beggs, UCLan’s Engineering Innovation Manager, said, “This represents the start of an exciting time for our University. Collaborating with leaders from the world of advanced manufacturing technology is the best way to expose UCLan engineering students to the skills and technologies most needed by industry. The ability to master and apply new technologies, such as the laser projection system we've seen here today, is essential to their futures, and to the futures of the companies who will employ them. We look forward to working with Virtek and their British customers to help identify their future technological requirements, and then develop the kind of skilled professionals that will ensure the future of high-value manufacturing in our county and in our country.”
“We’re pleased to have been invited to participate in what the UCLan team is creating here,” said Carlos Pinto, Sales Manager for Virtek. “Today, we're showing a breakthrough in terms of technological sophistication in our product range. More importantly, we’re taking part in a demonstration of how the industrial and academic worlds come together and drive the path to our economic future. When you manage to bring cutting-edge technology and bright young minds together, as the UCLan team has done, you’ve truly found the catalyst for innovation in the key areas of methods and productive means.”
About Virtek Vision International Inc.
Virtek is a market leader in the field of laser-based manufacturing technologies. Addressing the most stringent projection and inspection needs of some of the most prestigious companies around the world and in a variety of industries, the Virtek name has become synonymous with precision, reliability, and innovation.
Founded in 1986, and today a part of Gerber Technology, Virtek reaches out to the world from its base in Waterloo, Ontario, through a network of service and sales specialists, who possess a wealth of experience, and a proven track record in helping customers achieve their goals.
From the aerospace to the construction industry, and from sheet metal fabrication to wind energy, our tailored technology solutions featuring LaserEdge®, LaserQC®, LaserKit®, LPS7 Projectors, TrussView®, TrussLine®, and Iris™, give customers the competitive edge needed to succeed in their fields.
Virtek Vision International Inc.
785 Bridge Street
Waterloo, Ontario N2V 2K1
Tel: +1 519 783 3104
Fax: +1 519 746 3383
Sales Manager - UK & South America
Telephone: +49 (0) 4532 975 9718
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