Seattle-based Prototype Design Labs - a specialist in quick turnaround, high-mix, low-volume machining - is leveraging the advantages of a KEYENCE XM Series portable, benchtop coordinate measuring machine (CMM) to undertake in-process part inspection and shorten component lead times for customers.
Over the past five years, a US-based manufacturer of precision springs, coils, and wire forms has advanced its in-house inspection capabilities with the implementation of five KEYENCE image-based dimension measurement systems and two KEYENCE digital microscopes.
A machine shop implements the XM Series Handheld CMM to simplify their inspection process and increase their 3D measurement capabilities.
The VHX is an all-in-one microscope that incorporates observation, image capture, and measurement capabilities. Any user, regardless of their experience, can now obtain high-quality, fully-focused images in an instant.
Laser Marking Systems
Doosan Portable Power found KEYENCE laser markers to be "plug and play" for the operator shortly after it was setup. Key advantages include user-friendly software and built-in distance pointer.
Industrial Continuous Inkjet Printer
High-speed, clog-resistant ink-jet printers simplify and hasten cleaning and maintenance while reinforcing reliability.
Laser Marking Systems
BorgWarner, a global leader in powertrain solutions, saves time and increases productivity with the MD-X hybrid laser marker.
Learn how a company is revolutionize the way material is measured using laser displacement sensors (1D) instead of radioactive isotopes. Accurate thickness measurement is made possible with the hassle of licensing, leak test requirements and radioactive source disposal fees.
Instant Measurement Systems
NN Inc.’s Autocam group eliminated hard gauging damaging with non-contact measurement.
Instant Measurement Systems
Midwestern spring manufacturer increases sales after installing an Instant Measurement System from KEYENCE.
LumiTrax™ technology provides a clear advantage for this industrial inspection and assembly equipment manufacturer
LISI MEDICAL’s plant in Miribel, a French town just outside the city of Lyon, specialises in the outsourcing of surgical implants and ancillary items. Consisting primarily of plates and screws, these parts require precision manufacturing and are inspected by the plant’s metrology department. The typical tolerances are in the order of 0.1 to 0.05 mm.
The renowned jewel-bearing specialist uses KEYENCE’s IM Series Instant Measurement system to improve the repeatability and rate of its inspections.
Safety Light Curtains
Continental Corporation, a leading firm in the manufacturing of electronic car components, has always made extensive use of these safety devices in its plants, especially in areas where moving components could injure operators.
Thanks to KEYENCE’s IM Series instant measurement system, SPPF’s operators measure the dimensions of extrusions without any risk of variability. As a result, the company has optimize the quality of its products and established processes for analyze production deviations.
Auto Chassis International uses a custom-built tester to finely measure heat distortion on brake discs. The process is made complex by the fact that the discs rotate at high speed while requiring a measurement accuracy of 0.01 mm. KEYENCE´s LK-G CCD laser displacement sensor enables stable detection despite the glowing-hot reflective metal.
Since 1950 Mi-Me has specialized in the production of precision blanked parts: arc welded contacts, assembled parts, co-molded parts, etc. exported to major markets worldwide.
Possehl France SAS is a company that specializes in precision cutting and stamping. Thanks to its new TM-3000 optical micrometer from KEYENCE, it can now conduct very detailed inspections of every single part it produces.
Piston rings at PSA are inspected using an automated system. Since being fitted with KEYENCE laser displacement sensors a few years ago, the system makes accurate and detailed on-line measurements.
For the past few years Renault’s site in Cléon, France has been using KEYENCE’s LJ-G laser displacement sensors on its G9 engine production line. The site chose the sensors for their detection capability, reliability, and ease of use.
To provide high-speed, high-accuracy inspection facilities for production of a new range of vials, Capitol Europe has opted for KEYENCE optical micrometers in the TM-3000 series. Example of
Duhamel DTI has designed a bench for testing the magnetic circuits of electrical contactors that uses the LJ-G Series 2D laser displacement sensor by KEYENCE. The resulting performance is extraordinary - a rate of 4,000 to 5,000 parts per hour with micron level accuracy.
Tata Steel Europe (whose former name was Corus) is the second largest steel producer in Europe. The parent company, Tata Steel is one of the top ten steel producers in the world. The total capacity of crude steel Group, which employs about 80,000 people on four continents, is over 28 million tons. Tata Steel Rail Division France has 508 people for a production of 456,000 tons of rails and sleepers in 2009. This division has over 150 years of experience in the rail. The products are designed for high-speed lines, conventional networks, heavily loaded routes, metro and urban tramways.
Aerospace manufacturers demand the highest precision – even down to the smallest bolt. Fastener Depot Inc. in Diamond Springs, California, is a privately held distributor of inserts, fasteners, and electronic hardware that specializes in unusual and hard-to-find items for high-tech OEMs in the aerospace and defense sectors. The company fills the needs of this niche market by placing the utmost priority on its inspection and quality processes.
Safety Light Curtains
By using KEYENCE safety light curtains instead of hard guarding, Bosch has both increased efficiency and decreased cycle times.
Multi-tools are made up of many parts, and Image Dimension Measuring Systems make inspecting them all faster and easier.
Machine Vision System
Johnson & Johnson’s Health and Beauty site in Sézanne, France, quickly set up a detection system that solves reliability problems.
Thermocoax meticulously inspects the quality of all its mineral-insulated cables. KEYENCE’s VHX digital microscope is part of a powerful arsenal of instruments the company uses to check every characteristic of these high-tech cables.
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.
Food product distributor depends on KEYENCE scanners to load trucks quickly and efficiently, with productivity gains setting the stage for the next phase of company expansion.
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.
Machine Vision Systems
The BIC brand is one of the most recognized in the world with presence in more than 160 countries on all continents for more than 60 years. Several quality control inspections are performed on their razors, and BIC was looking for a vision system that could overcome their current issues while keeping up with high production rates.
GGB is the world's leading manufacturer of high-performance, self-lubricating and pre-lubricated plain bearings, with more than 1,000 employees globally. To support its product development, its R&D departments in France, Germany and the US have each invested in KEYENCE's VHX-1000 digital microscope to obtain better 3D visualizations of their product under high magnification.
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.