AICON’s new 3D Arena is a tracking system that enables vehicle designers to determine the absolute position of machines in working space, including processing machines such as mobile milling machines or measuring devices such as white light scanners. The designers can work flexibly with mobile machines that can be moved around in the working station without problems, the company says.
The model can be viewed and processed from different angles without impeding stationary milling or measuring machines.
Up to 15 MoveInspect cameras are mounted on a frame above the working space and outside the designer’s focus (e.g., ceiling-mounted). They cover a measuring field of about 6 x 9 meters. 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 other tools or instruments. The solution 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 issue.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.