The company said that the move will offer increased product diversity to its UK manufacturing customers.

MSL explained that it has been seeking to expand its product portfolio for a number of years now and the goal was always to select complimentary products that do not compete with existing capabilities, or partners, but ones that allow it to further develop existing customer relationships and increase implementations across the entire design, manufacture and inspect process.

The partnership is part of long-term expansion plans and MSL said it will increase the adoption of the Virtek Iris 3D system, which differentiates itself due to the precision of the laser projected image generated from the product’s CAD data and enhanced by the integrated vision system.

MSL has been promoting the benefits of utilising reflective photogrammetry targets for super-fast data capture, multiple device positioning (leap frogging) in a shop-floor environment for some time and the Iris 3D utilises the same principles to increase projection envelopes, allowing much larger component applications from a single hardware investment.

The company said it believe this gives it true diversity and enables it to support the entire end-to-end manufacturing process.

MSL will showcase the Virtek Iris 3D on stand H21 at TCT 3SIXTY, Birmingham NEC from 28-30 September and show the latest in assembly and inspection solutions for industrial manufacturing processes.