Optical tracking system introduced for vehicle design

May 7, 2014

Aicon’s new 3D Arena optical tracking system enables vehicle designers to determine the absolute position of machines in working space. The designers can thus work flexibly with mobile machines that can be moved around in the work area. They can view and process the model from different angles without impeding stationary milling or measuring machines.

Up to 15 MoveInspect cameras are mounted on a frame above the working space, covering a measuring field of about 19.7 by 29.5 ft. Depending on the task, the number of cameras and the size of the measuring field can be customized.

The camera system captures the position of a mobile milling machine, a white light scanner, or another tool or instrument. It continuously determines its position in working space in reference to the vehicle model. If the machine is put aside and brought back after a break, the tracking system recognizes it and sets up the processing program according to the coordinates. The machine can immediately continue working without problems.