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Press Releases

  • Smart Factory CMM Series Launched

    Mitutoyo Japan has announced the new CRYSTA-Apex V 500/700/900 series of coordinate measuring machines designed for for smart factories.

    The scope for application of precision measurement instruments is expanding, with increasing moves towards their introduction not only by quality control departments, but also in the processing workplace and related areas. Meanwhile, similarly to manufacturing equipment, with precision measuring instruments there is a growing trend to emphasize checking of operational status and of management and control of machinery frames using networks.

  • AIMS to present Metrology Forum Oct. 2-3

    AIMS Metrology, a manufacturer of 5-axis CMMs, will hold a Metrology Forum at its Dayton, Ohio, production facility Oct. 2-3, 2019. from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event will feature guest speakers from Honda and Renishaw, and visitors will see the technology behind the company’s Revolution series 5-axis LM and HB CMMs.

    Visitors are encouraged to bring a part for inspection evaluation, so that company representatives can help them determine whether they need a lab-grade or mobile 5-axis CMM and select the most appropriate probe head.

    Dan Sokolow, engineering coordinator for Honda Transmissions Mfg., will address visitors Oct. 2. He’ll talk about the cost analysis and ROI behind replacing custom gauging with the HB mobile 5-axis CMM and its potential for automation. On Oct. 3 Renishaw’s Chief Industrial Metrologist Ken Bergler will focus his discussion on REVO 2 5-axis scanning and demonstrate SFP2’s 6-axis capabilities, along with other advances in probe heads.

  • Perceptron Report 18% Decline in New Order Bookings

    Perceptron, Inc. has announced fourth quarter and fiscal year results for its 2019 fiscal year (period ended June 30, 2019).

    Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2019 Results:

    • Fourth quarter consolidated net sales were $18.2 million, a 16.7% sequential increase over third quarter fiscal year 2019 and decrease of 22.9% from the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2018.
    • Bookings totaled $20.9 million as a result of increased order activity in the Americas and Asia regions.
    • Consolidated gross profit was $5.9 million, and gross margin was 32.4%.
    • Fourth quarter reported operating loss totaled $8.6 million, primarily caused by a $7.4 million non-cash charge for goodwill and intangible asset impairment.  Excluding this non-cash charge and other special items, the operating loss was $1.0 million.
    • The non-cash charge of $7.4 million reduced the goodwill balance of the CMM reporting unit by $6.0 million and the net intangible asset balances of the same unit by $1.4 million.
    • Net loss for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 was $8.4 million.
    • Backlog rose to $38.4 million.
    • Cash and short-term investments totaled $6.0 million at June 30, 2019 with no debt on the balance sheet.

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