Humanetics Innovative Solutions and AICON 3D Systems Sign Distribution Agreement
February 20, 2017 - Humanetics to become the exclusive provider of the AICON dummy positioning and pre- and post-crash measurement systems.
Humanetics Innovative Solutions, Inc., the global leader in the development of biofidelic crash test dummies and custom sensor solutions, today announced it has signed a commercial agreement with AICON 3D Systems GmbH, a leading provider of optical camera-based 3D measuring systems acquired by Hexagon AB in 2016. Under the agreement, Humanetics becomes the exclusive provider of AICON’s Dummy Positioning System (DPS) and pre- and post-crash measurement system (ProCam Crash) to the global marketplace. The combination of Humanetics and the AICON systems allow Humanetics to provide customers a broader range of vehicle safety testing systems.
Using the DPS, crash test dummies can be positioned for complete vehicle crashes, sled testing and calibration with minimum preparation time, leading to cost savings for the customer. Its advantages include speed and accuracy, since all the points marked on the crash test dummy (head, H-point, knees) are simultaneously captured and deviations from the target position are displayed in real-time. The hand-held ProCam system is used for the pre- and post-crash measurement of crash vehicles to detect interior and exterior deformations. The seamless combination of the ProCam and DPS significantly improves the efficiency of the pre-crash preparation and post-crash measurement processes.
“The AICON safety products are natural additions to our portfolio of advanced safety products and add significant value for our customers,” said Christopher J. O’Connor, CEO of Humanetics. “The Dummy Positioning System is a critical tool that dramatically reduces pre-crash set-up time, while offering robust and repeatable results. The ProCam system offers customer a highly flexible alternative to a conventional CMM or articulated arm for pre- and post-crash measurements.”
Werner Boseman, CEO of AICON added, “As the leading manufacturer of crash test dummies, Humanetics is the perfect partner to promote these two systems. While AICON will continue to provide its core 3D camera technology for both products, Humanetics has the scale, global network, and sector experience to make these two products market leaders in the vehicle safety testing sector.”
Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
About Safety Technology Holdings, Inc.
Safety Technology Holdings is a leading global supplier of precision test systems and sensor solutions. Through its Humanetics Innovative Solutions, HITEC Sensor Solutions, Sensor Developments (SDI) and FronTone companies, STH harnesses the best of today's technologies for the creation of high-quality products which play a critical role in improving safety, comfort and protection of people and their environment. Humanetics is the world’s leading supplier in the design and manufacture of sophisticated crash test dummies, associated finite element software simulation models and advanced safety test and calibration equipment. HITEC and SDI develop and supply custom force, load, torque and pressure sensors and advanced strain gauging services, while FronTone manufactures state-of-the-art safety test equipment. Safety Technology Holdings is a portfolio company of Golden Gate Capital. For additional information on STH and its family of companies see www.stholdingsinc.com, for Humanetics see www.humaneticsatd.com, for HITEC see www.hitecorp.com, for SDI see www.sendev.com and for FronTone see www.frontone.at.
About Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence helps industrial manufacturers develop the disruptive technologies of today and the life-changing products of tomorrow. As a leading metrology and manufacturing solution specialist, our expertise in sensing, thinking and acting – the collection, analysis and active use of measurement data – gives our customers the confidence to increase production speed and accelerate productivity while enhancing product quality. Through a network of local service centres, production facilities and commercial operations across five continents, we are shaping smart change in manufacturing to build a world where quality drives productivity. For more information, visit HexagonMI.com. Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence is part of Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B; hexagon.com), a leading global provider of information technologies that drive quality and productivity improvements across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications.
About AICON 3D Systems GmbH
AICON 3D Systems is one of the world leading providers of optical camera-based 3D measuring systems. The company, founded in 1990, develops and distributes portable coordinate measuring machines for the business areas of inspection and testing including car safety and tube and wire inspection, as well as optical 3D scanners for the measurement of complex surface structures. AICON's reference list boasts renowned automotive manufacturers and suppliers, companies from the aerospace industry, and the areas of shipbuilding and renewable energies. Its latest products for automated test and process control open new worldwide market fields and obtain outstanding growth. As of April 2016, AICON is part of Hexagon. For more information on AICON, please visit www.aicon3d.com.
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