Inspecting parts in all phases of a manufacturing process is crucial for the many customers of KEYENCE, a specialist in precision measurement and automation. The company offers a wide range of measurement and inspection products, deployed across both production, assembly line and laboratory environments, to ensure its customers achieve their quality goals. The company’s industry-leading IM Series Image Dimension Measurement systems allow customers to accurately and instantaneously perform dimensional inspections at a level of precision that was not previously possible.
Over the years KEYENCE has become a global leader in the development of measurement and quality assurance solutions. The company’s extensive line card includes sensing, vision and measurement products, along with laser markers and microscopes. KEYENCE is continuously looking to develop innovative and reliable products to meet the needs of its large customer base. These products and solutions are making their mark in every market sector, all over the world.
KEYENCE has grown to become a world leader in the development of automation and quality assurance solutions since its inception, in 1974. The company’s extensive line card includes sensing, vision and measurement products, as well as laser markers and microscopes. KEYENCE products are specifically designed to add value to the manufacturing and research practices of its customers, regardless of geographical location.
Automatic dimension measurement boosts quality at volume turned-parts manufacturer.
The multinational wants to continue inspecting its products itself. Now it can fully automate its production lines and in the process, reduce the risk of human error to a minimum.
Nutrition & Santé is Europe’s leading maker of organic and health foods. Biscuits roll off its production lines in stacks of 4 or 5 units that are then wrapped in packs and inserted in their cardboard packaging at high speed.
Timex is America's leading watchmaker and is present in more than 80 countries. Fralsen, its French entity, makes watch movements and used contact sensors and conventional comparators and was looking for a way to improve their inspection process.
By using KEYENCE’s LJ-G sensor, the Automotive Equipment Manufacturer has automated its inspection of airbag deployment slits in vehicle dashboards. This resulted in stable measurements and a fast return on investment.
As the market leader in digital microscopy, KEYENCE CORPORATION has been recognized by R&D Magazine for its developments in the field of microscopy and awarded with an R&D 100 Award. Regarded by many as the “Oscars of Innovation”, the R&D 100 Awards acknowledge and showcase the top 100 technology products of the year.
The Problem:The automated tray loader will occasionally load a tray improperly on the conveyor track. This misloaded tray eventually crashes the production line creating downtime, machine damage and potential danger for operators.
The Problem:The operators switch between jobs to keep fresh, however some components are not always placed onto the assemblies. This can create several scenarios. The first is that the assembly damages parts within the automation equipment.
The Problem:Gauging was performed using hand gauges, contact-type gauges, or some other less accurate indirect methods. Having no standard developed practice, workers at the plant were not taking reliable measurements.
The Problem:During assembly, if the diaphragm is not seated in the right place, the two halves will not seal properly creating a defective product. One half with a smaller diameter fits inside a larger one with the gasket acting as a cushion in between. During seating, a diaphragm can become “pinched” during the process sometimes creating tears and/or not allowing for the necessary tight seal required by the part.