Wenglor sensoric takes over 3D specialist ShapeDrive

May 09, 2017 // By Julien Happich
At the beginning of May, wenglor sensoric GmbH bought all shares in Munich-based 3D specialist ShapeDrive GmbH. With this acquisition, wenglor is expanding its portfolio for 3D measuring technology to offer its customer all over the world new solutions for automated manufacturing and quality assurance.

The takeover took place in the wake of advancing automation and digitalization in the age of Industry 4.0, in which three-dimensional image processing systems are expanding the opportunities provided by process automation and quality assurance many times over.
Technically, ShapeDrive's camera systems are based on the projection of structured light patterns. The pixel sensors with various resolutions, working distances, measuring volumes and dot pitches create 3D point clouds by means of light, from which object sections can be quantitatively evaluated or reference model comparisons can be generated.
ShapeDrive products will be integrated into wenglor’s portfolio and further developed at the wenglorMEL facility in Eching near Munich. The ShapeDrive research and development department will also be incorporated into this business location.

wenglor sensoric GmbH - www.wenglor.com
ShapeDrive GmbH – www.shape-drive.com