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Keyence Corp. of America

1100 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Suite 210, Itasca, IL, 60143, USA

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Keyence Corp. of America

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Safety Light Curtains feature IP65 rating for harsh areas.

January 17, 2008

Available in lengths from 10.12-76.42 in., SL-CHM Series offers both PNP and NPN outputs to satisfy universal requirements. Sensor is surrounded and protected by aluminum frame with minimum wall thickness of 0.16 in. Entire circuit is checked every 15 ms to send stop signal immediately in event of error. To minimize troubleshooting time, curtains include 8 red LEDs that indicate different error... Read More

Sensors Monitors & Transducers

Self-Contained Photoelectric Sensor has 40 m max range.

December 10, 2007

Offering response speeds to 500 µsec, PZ-G Series includes thrubeam, reflective, and retro-reflective sensing models that feature M8 and M12 threaded quick-connects with standard pin-out. Setup and beam alignment system consists of front panel LED alignment indicator, which illuminates when transmitter beam is perfectly aligned with receiver. To facilitate installation, one-touch mounting... Read More

Sensors Monitors & Transducers

Digital CMOS Laser Sensor detects hard-to-see targets.

November 9, 2007

Designed for automatic, in-line sensing, GV Series uses DATUM Algorithm to stably detect shiny targets with multiple reflections as well as light absorbing materials. This tri-modal, optical triangulation sensor detects target presence/absence based on surface characteristics or target height and provides GO/NG output. Up to 4 sets of sensors and amplifiers can be utilized for each application.... Read More

Sensors Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Digital Contact Sensor measures height and thickness.

October 24, 2007

Designed for automatic in-line measurement applications, IP67-rated GT incorporates linear ball bearing Air-Push spindle tip that pneumatically extends and retracts for each measurement cycle, eliminating wear and abrasion damage. All measurements are performed in GT amplifier requiring no PLC or external data processing. Available in DIN rail-mounted and panel-mounted configurations, device... Read More

Portable Tools

CO2 Laser Marker has 10 year life expectancy.

July 6, 2006

With 1 µm resolution, ML-G9300 Series marks materials such as stainless steel, resin, glass, rubber, and paper. Maintenance-free unit features 30 W of power with ±5% stability and can produce up to 600 characters/sec. Compliant with CE and FDA standards, machine can also be used for cutting resin film, boring, and wire sheath cutting. WaveGuide technology folds laser beam into Z shape, and... Read More

Sensors Monitors & Transducers

Laser Optic Sensors measure as small as 0.24 in. thick.

March 14, 2006

LV-S Series of Super-small Digital Laser Optic Sensors includes 6 sensor head models that produce super-small, visible red beam spots ranging from 0.05-0.10 in. dia, at detecting distance of 19.69 in. Sensors operate with LV-11SA amplifier that has thickness of 0.35 in. and dual digital display to simultaneously displays light intensity and setting values. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Measurement Laser assesses thickness to 0.01 micron.

July 27, 2005

Using one sensor head, LT-9000 Series Laser Confocal Displacement Meters perform accurate measurements on transparent objects, even when target surfaces are wet, angled, or irregular. Sensor head incorporates CCD camera, and cross-hair cursor facilitates positioning of 2 micron beam spot. Built-in microscope provides continuous waveform display of topographic surface detail, and measurement modes... Read More

Vision Systems

Machine Vision System uses 2 megapixel CCD camera.

May 16, 2005

Featuring 1,620 x 1,220 resolution, CV-2600 supports 2 progressive-reading cameras that offer 81 increments of adjustable sensitivity. Machine, supplied with high-flex camera cable, various inspection tools, and on-screen programming menus, uses LVDS transfer method and ASIC technology for real-time rotational searches with min speed of 61 ms. Utilizing sub-pixel processing and digitized image... Read More

Sensors Monitors & Transducers

Laser Displacement Sensor incorporates CCD technology.

April 14, 2005

Non-contact Series LK-G provides measurement range of 7 in. with 0.0004 mil resolution, ±0.03% accuracy, and 50 kHz sampling speed. Units offer stability with fast moving, rotating, and vibrating targets, as well as inline applications requiring data averaging. Active Balanced Laser Control Engine senses target surface conditions and adjusts laser light intensity to optimal level. Performance... Read More

Sensors Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

UV Sensor detects presence of fluorescent agents.

January 25, 2005

Digital Model CZ-H52 detects materials that are invisible to naked eye, and can not be detected by photoelectric sensors. Unit emits UV light beam from transmitter in sensor head, and receiver picks up visible light reflected by fluorescent materials. Sputtered gold coating on receiver lens eliminates reflections from ambient and stray light. Detection range is 0.98-2.17 in. and minimum beam spot... Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Optical Micrometer System uses GaN LED and linear CCD.

November 10, 2004

With resolution of 0.01 µm and repeatability of ±0.06 µm, LS-7010 utilizes GaN LED light source with green 520 nm wavelength to produce continuous 6 mm wide beam with no gaps in target detection. Combined with high speed linear CCD, technology enables unit to sample targets at rates to 2,400 S/sec. Telecentric Optical System uses parallel light to form image, and CMOS camera mounted in... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Sensors Monitors & Transducers

Fiber Optic Sensor features hybrid structure.

October 18, 2004

Integrating illumination optics and receiver circuitry in sensor head, Series CZ-V20 employs 3 separate, high-intensity RGB LED light sources, which transmit red, green, and blue light onto target surface. Fiber optic cable transmits RGB light through optical system in sensor head, producing uniform beam spot. Polarizing filter cancels reflections from glossy surfaces. Detection performance is... Read More

Safety Light Curtain eliminates dead zones.

August 21, 2003

Series SL-C increases worker safety in and around hazardous areas or dangerous machinery by creating complete edge-to-edge detection zone. Optical system allows light elements to be positioned only 0.20 in. from edge of light bar segment. It is virtually impossible for any part of body to penetrate light curtain. Series includes 15 models with zones ranging from 5.51-49.61 in. All comply with... Read More

Automatic ID

Bar Code Reader includes built-in display.

January 13, 2003

Using polygon mirror scanning technology, Series BL-600 laser scan bar code reader operates at 500 scans/sec, reads bars as thin as 0.125 mm, and operates at distances up to 330 mm. Specular Reflection Cancellation circuit operates in conjunction with Automatic Gain Control to eliminate reading errors caused by highly reflective backgrounds. Preventative Maintenance feature monitors and reports... Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Optical Micrometer uses built-in CMOS camera.

November 13, 2002

LS-7030M Optical Micrometer makes high-speed measurements of fast moving targets on production and assembly lines via high-intensity, low-noise GaN LED light source. It generates continuous 30 mm wide beam with no gaps in detection due to scanning. CMOS camera in receiver head of Optical Micrometer provides image of target on Controller Monitor. Unit provides 2400 samples/sec, display resolution... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics, Sensors Monitors & Transducers

Fiberoptic Sensor Amplifier has dual digital display.

April 12, 2002

FS-V20 offers 50 micro second response time, detecting up to 10,000 targets per second. Four-element LED light source provides detection distances up to 1800 mm, plus stable operation in harsh environments. Six user selectable light power modes, viewable on display, offer 6 levels of detection distances. High resolution mode digitizes received light to 16 bits or 65,520 levels. FS-V20 supports... Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Optical Micrometer measures ultra-small targets.

March 21, 2002

LS-7010 CCD optical micrometer measures targets as small as 0.04 mm with accuracy of +/- 0.5 µm and repeatability of +/-0.06 µm. Measuring range is 0.04 to 6 mm. Measuring head uses no motor or rotating prism, and generates no heat or vibration. High-intensity, low-noise, GaN 520 nm LED light source and HL-CCD provide measurement speed and accuracy. Sampling rate is 2400 samples/sec. Read More

Vision Systems

Machine Vision System performs fast measurements without PC.

March 1, 2002

CV-751 Controller, with on-screen test function and 0.1 pixel measurement, uses shade scale processor to recognize differences in hue and density. It detects metal parts on similarly colored surfaces and inspects and measures targets with subtle color variations. Application Specific IC (ASIC) processor provides pattern search and measurement at speeds 10 times faster than conventional systems.... Read More

Automatic ID

Barcode Reader employs safe LED light source.

December 13, 2001

BL-80 Barcode Reader is capable of reading barcode widths up to 82mm with bars as thin as 0.125mm. Data can be directly entered into PC, without special software. Production line sensor detection settings can be switched instantly and remotely by scanning barcodes containing setting data. Handheld BL-80 permits instant identification of moving parts on assembly lines. Double-reading-prevention... Read More

Optics & Photonics

Optical Micrometer has no moving parts.

November 14, 2001

LS-7000 sensor has high-intensity Gallium Nitride (GaN) LED light source and high-speed linear CCD with sampling rate of 2400 Sps. Resolution is 0.01 microns and repeatability is 0.15 microns. Applications include high-speed measurements on moving targets on fast production and assembly lines. CMOS camera in receiver head provides image of target, so users can quickly and accurately position... Read More