Exact Laser Measurements acquired by API
July 19, 2019 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
July 19 2019 – API (Automated Precision, Inc.) has acquired Windsor, Ontario’s Exact Laser Measurements, a provider of portable metrology services to the North America automotive and aerospace sectors.
Founded in 2003, with subsidiary operations in Detroit, Michigan, Exact Laser Measurements provides laser tracker, portable arm and point cloud–generation metrology services.
“Exact Laser Measurements [is] a perfect fit for API as we continue to expand our process control metrology automation products into the automotive sector,” says Joe Bioty, API president, in a release. “The acquisition of Exact Laser Measurements perfectly complements our existing metrology services network and strengthens our presence in the automotive sector and Michigan markets while providing enhanced experience as we roll out our services portfolio into international markets.”
API is a metrology hardware manufacturer offering contract measuring services through the API Services Group in Newport News, Virginia and regional offices in Dallas and Los Angeles.
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“We have the greatest of respect, as a metrology services provider, for the API product portfolio,” says Exact Laser Measurements CEO Tim Pare. “With our customers’ focus on improving their process control through metrology feedback, the increasing need to calibrate industrial robots in the plants, along with five-axis machine-tools calibration within automotive tooling shops, the synergy between API products and our metrology services execution create a compelling solution to the automotive sector.”
Exact Laser Measurements will relocate immediately to the existing API facility in Plymouth, Michigan and begin offering ISO 17025 laser tracker accuracy certification to OEM specifications along with industrial robot accuracy certification and calibrations using API’s 6DoF technology.
API has developed laser-based equipment for measurement and calibration for the past 30 years. API founder and CEO, Dr. Kam Lau, invented the laser tracker while working at USA’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to allow industrial robot accuracies to be determined. Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, API has subsidiary operations in Germany, France, Brazil, China and India.