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LMI Technologies Partners with QMC

LMI Technologies Inc.

 

Windsor, Ontario, Canada, September 30, 2005 – LMI Technologies Inc., (LMI), a global leader in the design and manufacture of 3D Machine Vision Technology announced today that it has formalized an exclusive distributorship agreement  with QMC LLC (QMC), based in Auburn Hills, MI.  Under the terms of the agreement, QMC will have exclusive rights for sales, distribution, and integration for the North American market of 3-D fixed in-line (SLS Plus), and Flexible Robotic (FMS) machine vision sensing solutions. QMC will also assume responsibility for support and upgrades to the current LMI customer base.

About LMI Technologies

LMI Technologies Automotive Division, located in Windsor Ontario, Canada, develops and manufactures laser based sensors for the dimensional measurement of automotive bodies and sub-assemblies. LMI Technologies Automotive Division is a part of the LMI Technologies Inc. global group, headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. LMI is a trend setter in the development of Sensors that See™ utilizing 3D Machine Vision process monitoring and control. The LMI global group supplies sensors and systems for use in the wood, aviation, food, tire, road inspection, foundry, agriculture and automotive industries. LMI holds more that 100 patents for optical measurement, and leverages this expertise into application solutions.

LMI Technologies Automotive Division has been providing the automotive industry with innovative solutions since 1972, coupling vision application experience with measurement technologies. Since 2001, LMI has partnered with QMC on a technical development level, to bring high quality, reliable Flexible Measurement Systems to the automotive shop floor and deliver real time measurement data during the automotive body build process.

‘This partnership is a perfect fit’ states President and CEO of LMI’s Automotive Division, Chris Lepain.

He continues, ‘‘This arrangement provides LMI with an experienced sales and integration partner, who is well respected through out automotive plants in North America. LMI will continue to focus on the manufacture of quality machine vision solutions, and moving our technology forward to achieve ever increasing results. Our goal is to remain an innovative leader in automotive assembly controls and provide the industry with the best solutions possible’‘.

About QMC LLC

QMC is a leading provider of Dimensional Engineering products and services, including its Flexible Robotic Inspection Systems, which it primarily sells for in-line non-contact inspection of Body-In-White, and sub assembly components for the automotive market. ‘‘This will allow us to provide a variety of non-contact inspection solutions to our customers’‘, said Robert Berry, Vice President of QMC LLC.

QMC has been providing Dimensional Management and Quality Engineering Services since 1988.  QMC’s consulting engineers are involved in every phase of the product development cycle from conceptual design through prototype, pilot, launch and production, specializing in vehicle development.  QMC’s offerings include Variation Simulation Modeling, GD&T applications, scanning for inspection and reverse engineering, Inspection Data Development, Measurement Strategies, Robot Measurement Systems, and 3rd party Inspection.

In 1991, QMC began developing the industry’s first totally integrated Data Management Statistical Analysis and 3D Graphical Reporting Software solution named CM4D™.  CM4D provides functionality to analyze and report actual measurement data of the manufactured part compared to design intent.  CM4D has been under constant development since 1991, with new functionality and enhancements being driven from its customer base and QMC’s own Dimensional Engineers.

‘‘In recent years, QMC has been very successful in expanding its Robotic Inspection Systems Unit, by offering full ‘‘turn key’‘ solutions and creating value added process information to our customers’‘, stated Mr. Berry. ‘‘By partnering with LMI Technologies each company will be able to focus on what they do best, ultimately giving our end customers what they want, including FMS, hybrid, or fixed sensor solutions’‘.

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