AGV-Mounted LADAR for Aerospace-Manufacturing Inspection

January 31, 2024

API-Aerospace-9D-LADAR-autonomous-guided-vehicle-AGVAutomated Precision Inc. (API), a provider of metrology products, has introduced its Dynamic 9D LADAR mounted on an autonomous guided vehicle (AGV), designed for noncontact aerospace-manufacturing inspections.

When integrated with an AGV, the 9D LADAR (LAser Detection And Ranging) offers flexibility and coverage across the manufacturing floor, navigating autonomously and adjusting its measurement height as needed. With a 25-m range and a scanning speed of 0.2 sec./cm², the noncontact system precisely captures dimensional and surface geometry data.

"The integration of our 9D LADAR with AGVs represents a significant leap forward in aerospace manufacturing,” says Joe Bioty, API president. “This innovation not only ensures the highest levels of accuracy but also streamlines operations, enhancing productivity and efficiency."

Key benefits include 3D accuracy of 25 μm + 6 μm/m; elimination of manual inspections; seamless integration into existing manufacturing processes and compatibility with third-party metrology software; and boosted productivity via rapid, precise and automated inspections that lead to increased measurement throughput.

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See also: API Metrology

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