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Image-Based Laser Sensor

KEYENCE Corporation of America, a supplier of sensors, measuring systems, laser markers, microscopes and machine vision systems worldwide, recently released the IX Series, a new image-based laser sensor. By combining a camera with a laser, users can now determine part position prior to performing laser inspection, reducing hardware and installation costs. The IX Series offers quick-set-up simplicity.

Technical Marketing Manager Phil Jarzombeck said, "The IX Series will greatly simplify pass/fail inspections of components by not only allowing for target position variation but also allowing for multiple inspections to be performed at once. Upon demonstration, potential users will quickly realize how over-engineered their current inspection processes are."

The IX Series was designed to address four types of inspection situations: unrepeatable target locations; reference height checks; low-contrast targets; and inspections of multiple areas at once:

  • By identifying the target part's position and adjusting inspection accordingly, users are saved from creating mechanical solutions to orientate parts prior to inspection
  • Performing reference height checks with a single sensor simplifies inspections that previously required multiple sensors and complex calculations
  • Because the IX Series is laser-based, low-contrast inspections such as height of a black component on a black background can be easily determined
  • The IX Series is capable of inspecting multiple locations at once, saving hardware and installation costs.

For more information contact:

Keyence Corporation of America

500 Park Boulevard, Suite 200

Itasca, IL 60143

888-KEYENCE (539-3623)

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