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WSP – SpaceTrak System

15019 Technology Dr. Shelby Twp, MI 48315 PH: (586) 247-9400 FX: (586) 247-9404 Sales@wsptechnologies.com

The Mission

To be the preferred provider of position control systems that enables customers to produce quality product the first time.

The Company
Products:
SpaceTrak™ Position System: True Spatial position system Vision-In-Box Machine Vision: Completely Integrated Vision Solution Image Capture System: Capture and store images at End of the Line

Industries:
Any Industry that assembles and manufactures products Aerospace, Automotive, Energy, Medical, Transportation

Applications:
Work Area: Indexed assembly line, work station and repair station Sensor Use: Sensor can be installed on the tool and torque arm Examples: Engine Rod, Oil Pan, AC Compressor, Wind Turbine

Product Support:
Installation, setup, training and onsite/phone support

Sales and Local Support:
Provided by distributors located in your area

Complete Products and Services

SpaceTrak™ Position System
Products: True Spatial Position System
6D System – 6 degrees of freedom – Accuracy 3mm – Move Sensor Center to tip 3D System – 3 degrees of freedom – Accuracy 6mm 2D System – 2 degrees of freedom – Accuracy 6mm

System Components:
Tracker: Creates tracking volume for the sensor Sensor: Installed on the tool, torque tube or torque arm Controller: Setup jobs/positions, visual guide, integrate to tool and line PLC

Applications Areas:
For use with Fastening or Riveting Indexed assembly line, work station and repair station Machine vision integrated assembly station Standalone workstation with part locking, anti tie down Moving assembly line (in future)

Interface:
Tool Interface: Ethernet (Atlas Copco, Stanley, Bosch), Discrete (all) PLC Interface: Ethernet (Control Logix), Discrete (all)
WSP SpaceTrak system is a spatial tracking technology that works similar to GPS for a local area. Like satellites, the Tracker is installed around the work area to create a spatial tracking envelope; the SpaceTrak sensor is installed on a tool, or a tool holder, and delivers reliable tool location with 3-6mm accuracy

SpaceTrak™ System Benefits
Increased Productivity
Visual guided assembly Select parameters based on position Eliminate manual product identification Reduce assembly rework and scrapping

Increased Quality:
Eliminate missing bolts by counting bolts with position Enforce tightening order Use right tool on right part Eliminate re-hits Use correct parameter every time

Reduce Costs:
Eliminate scrapping Eliminate containment Optimize processes Eliminate rework Process and operator efficiency

Greatly Benefits Productivity, Quality and Costs

6D – SpaceTrak™ System

Install… …Configure… …Use… ---In about an hour---

The tracker and sensor are connected to the position controller. The position controller consists of software that uses ultrasonic time of flight methods, closed loop communications and triangulation methods to generate 3D position data. Satellite Tracker
Satellite Tracker

Oval spatial tracking volume Tracking distance 10’ or 12’ Can be daisy chained for larger area

Position Data

Position Controller

Sensor

Sensor
Corded

Can be installed on the tool or arm corded Single sensor for all configurations

Several Position Applications Possible

3D – SpaceTrak™ System

Install… …Configure… …Use… ---In about an hour---

The tracker and sensor are connected to the position controller. The position controller consists of software that uses optical properties, open loop communications and triangulation methods to generate generate 3D position data.
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Satellite Tracker
Conical spatial tracking volume Tracking distance 6’, 10’ or 15’ Can be daisy chained for larger area

Position Data

Position Controller

Sens

or

Cord or Cordless

Sensor
Can be installed on the tool or arm Can be with a cord or cordless Different sensor for different range

Several Position Applications Possible

Case Studies

3D System

Oil Pan Install
Concern
Missing bolt found on ZH2 oil pan Pulse tool installs 15 bolts in 16 seconds Tracker provides 4x3x3 cubic foot of Spatial tracking volume

Implementation
Sensor installed on the tool Interface to the tool with Discrete IO Line PLC initiates the job

Tracker
Not secured

Benefits
Pokeyoke secure location and torque. Decreased training time for operation Effective visual aid for training Flexible and expandable

Sensor

Results
Operator Display Zero missed bolts found since implementing WSP SpaceTrak system No change in bolt install time

6D System

Reman Engine Rod Install
Concern
Missing bolts found on Rod Install Stanley DC tool installs up to 128 bolts on 8, 12, and 16 cylinder engines Need to follow a specific order Tracker provides a 14x6x6 cubic feet of spatial tracking volume

Position Lightbox

Implementation
Sensor installed on the torque arm Camera installed on the tool In position lights installed on the arm Encoder installed on the crank shaft Badge reader initiates the job Prints and sends results to CAT network

Inspection Camera

Results
Zero missed bolts found since implementing WSP SpaceTrak system Operator process changed but no perceptible impact on install time Changes parameter set for location Forces order of install

Operator Display

6D System

Wind Turbine Wheel Assembly
Concern
Ensure that all bolts are installed Atlas Copco DC tool installs 36 bolts on the wheel strength rods Select correct parameter set Tracker Provides 10x6x6 cubic feet of spatial tracking volume

Tracker Grid

Implementation
Sensor installed on the tool In position light installed on the tool Various angle approach for bolts Sensor tip offset required Connects to line PLC

Sensor On Tool

Results
Zero missed bolts found since implementing WSP SpaceTrak system Operator follows a specific install pattern, does not allow deviation Changes parameter set for the location

Operator Display

3D System

Transfer Bed Assembly
Concern
Ensure that all bolts are installed Ingresoll Rand DC tool installs 36 bolts on the wheel strength rods Lock part with anti-tie down Select correct parameter set Prints barcode label at end of job Tracker provide a 9x6x3 Cubic feet of spatial tracking volume

Tracker

Implementation
Sensor installed on the tool Job starts with two hand anti-tie-down Controller locks the part in place Interfaces to Zebra printer for barcode

Sensor

Results
Zero missed bolts found since implementing WSP SpaceTrak system Operator follows a specific install pattern, does not allow deviation Operator Display

3D System

AC Compressor Assembly
Concern
Ensure that all bolts are installed Ensure proper order is followed AtlasCopco DC tool installs 4 bolts on 3 different parts Mobis MES will trigger the job Select correct parameter set Tracker provide a 6x3x3 Cubic feet of spatial tracking volume

Tracker

Implementation
Sensor installed on a simple arm Tracker is installed over the work area Controller is connected to MES via Ethernet Light-box provides Tool-inposition and tool results with colored lights

Sensor Results
Zero missed bolts found since implementing WSP SpaceTrak system Operator follows a specific install pattern, does not allow deviation

Operator Display

Current Customers