Energid Announces Partnership with Perceptron to Implement Actin Software Development Kit (SDK)

Lacey Trebaol
Sep 6, 2018 7:00:00 AM

CAMBRIDGE, MA — September 6, 2018 — Energid Technologies today announced a partnership with Perceptron, Inc. to utilize Energid’s Actin® software in Perceptron’s new in-line and near-line robotic inspection systems for the automotive industry. The Actin software development kit (SDK) offers significant advantages to companies looking to improve their time to market for robotics solutions in time-sensitive and competitive markets.

Perceptron is a leading global provider of 3D automated metrology solutions and coordinate measuring machines. Energid develops industry-leading robotics control and simulation software that are known for stability, high performance and portability for industrial deployments.

“Companies around the world rely on Perceptron’s metrology solutions to improve quality, shorten product launch times and reduce costs in complex manufacturing processes,” said Neil Tardella, Energid CEO. “Our development partnership with Perceptron is a perfect example of how Actin’s SDK can help system developers in a wide range of markets and applications develop products quicker and with greater functionality.”

“We went through an extensive selection process before choosing Energid and its industry-leading software,” said Craig Manning, Perceptron’s Director of Software Engineering. “The Actin SDK provides us the flexibility to create a superior product, tailored specifically to the needs of our customers.”

Robotic system developers can gain significant competitive advantages by integrating Actin directly into their proprietary solutions. The flexibility of the Actin SDK allows customers to create their own proprietary products.

“Developers are facing significant new challenges as their customers demand more complex and precise robotic applications,” Tardella said. “These design challenges are impacting their ability to quickly bring new products to market. We’re especially seeing this in the very fast-growing market of vision-guided robotics applications, such as bin-picking, where Actin can provide significant time-to-market, cost and feature advantages for robotic system manufacturers.”

See the Actin demonstration at the Energid booth #121838 at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) September 10-15, 2018, McCormick Place, Chicago, Ill.

For additional information, contact Kelly Wanlass, (801) 602-4723

About Energid

Established in 2001 and headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, Energid Technologies develops advanced real-time motion control software for robotics. Energid’s general robot control and tasking framework, Actin®, is built to meet the rigorous requirements of industrial, commercial, collaborative, and consumer robotic systems. Energid licenses Actin as a cross-platform software toolkit and provides integration services to help its customers get to market quickly.

In 2018, Energid was acquired by Teradyne. Teradyne is the leading supplier of automated test equipment used to test semiconductors, wireless products, data storage, and complex electronic systems. Energid continues operations under the same management while Energid’s headquarters, R&D, and engineering facilities remain in Massachusetts, USA.

Energid is actively hiring; click here to view open positions.

About Perceptron

Perceptron develops, produces and sells a comprehensive range of automated industrial metrology products and solutions to manufacturing organizations for dimensional gauging, dimensional inspection and 3D scanning. Products include 3D machine vision solutions, robot guidance, coordinate measuring machines, laser scanning and advanced analysis software. Global automotive, aerospace and other manufacturing companies rely on Perceptron’s metrology solutions to assist in managing their complex manufacturing processes to improve quality, shorten product launch times and reduce costs. Headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan, USA, Perceptron has subsidiary operations in Brazil, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain and the United Kingdom. For more information, please visit www.perceptron.com.

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