Product News: Vision Systems

Vision Sensors handle difficult detection applications.

Press Release Summary:

Feb 04, 2016 - Maximizing stability and functionality of visual inspection, IV-H Series can replace multiple sensors, offering all-in-one solution for applications with multiple parts to detect. In addition to tools for shape and pattern detection, color detection, and position adjustment, sensors incorporate tools for width/height detection, diameter detection, and edge presence verification. Ethernet/IP and Profinet communication setup wizard enables vision sensors to be easily networked.

Keyence Corp. of America - Itasca, IL

Original Press Release

NEW Simple Vision Sensor, More Versatile and Stable Inspection than Ever Before from KEYENCE

Press release date: Jan 29, 2016

Product Overview
A new product has been added to the popular vision sensor family from KEYENCE Corporation of America, the IV Series. The new IV-H Series vision sensor increases the stability and functionality of visual inspection.

Visual Inspection Solutions: The IV Series vision sensors can handle difficult detection applications with ease. KEYENCE vision sensors will typically replace multiple sensors for an all-in-one solution for applications with multiple parts to detect.

Toolset: The new IV-H models boast increased stability and versatility with a brand new toolset. Previously existing units used three tools for detection:

Outline tool for shape and pattern detection
Color detection
Position adjustment to account for change in orientation and position

KEYENCE has expanded the toolset for the new IV-H models. These new tools increase the stability of inspection, and increase the number of applications the IV can solve. Along with the three tools present in earlier models, the IV-H also incorporates the following new tools:

Width/height detection
Diameter detection
Edge presence verification
Edge Pixel tool (for detecting machining/finishes)

Ease of Use: Typically, vision software can be cumbersome and difficult to use. To set up a new program in the IV software, the user needs to only complete four steps. Tools are simple and intuitive, allowing operators of various vision software competencies to set up a program in about one minute. With an Ethernet/IP and Profinet communication setup wizard, the IV series vision sensors are extremely easy to network.

The IV-H from KEYENCE is revolutionizing the vision sensor market with its ability to handle a wide variety of applications with ease.

For more information or a product demonstration, contact us at 1-888-KEYENCE or visit us at

KEYENCE has steadily grown since 1974 to become an innovative leader in the development and manufacturing of automation equipment worldwide. Our products consist of automation sensors, static eliminators, barcode readers, measuring instruments, vision systems, laser markers, and digital microscopes.

Keyence Corporation of America
1100 North Arlington Heights Rd. Suite 210, Itasca, IL 60143
Phone: 1-888-KEYENCE (539-3623)
Fax: 1-201-930-0099