VTube-LASER software was developed by Advanced Tubular in 2009 and has been selling since 2010. ROMER arms have been selling since Homer Eaton partnered with Romain Granger in 1986.
However, it was only on November 1, 2017 that we introduced the connection between VTube-LASER and the ROMER Absolute Arms.
Now only one month later (December of 2017), MDC Vacuum Products has issued a purchase order for a VTUBE-iMC (Integrated Measure Center) system with VTube-LASER software plus a ROMER Absolute Arm with integrated scanner.
MDC Vacuum is the first customer to purchase the VTUBE-iMC system. Doug Klein (HEXAGON rep) and Michael Cone (VTL developer) demonstrated the PC-DMIS and VTube-LASER software solutions in a joint demonstration on November 28, 2017. They were so impressed that they issued a PO for the first system shortly after the visit.
They plan on purchasing multiple systems for use with bender setup and tube shape qualification in clean room applications for multiple factories.
Each factory will have UTE benders with BendPro controls from Universal Tool & Engineering in Johnson City, Tennessee. VTube-LASER will connect directly to the benders for setup and correction.