Inspection system uses pattern registration and search

JANUARY 29, 2010--The IM-6000 Series performs precision dimension inspection. Pattern registration and
pattern search functions provide simplified "place and press" measurement operation.

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JANUARY 29, 2010--The IM-6000 Series performs precision dimension inspection. Pattern registration and pattern search functions provide simplified "place and press" measurement operation. The instrument eliminates the need for optical comparators, x-y stages for part positioning, CNC measuring devices, and measuring and stereo microscopes. The Part Evaluation Library stores the images, measurement functions, and specifications of parts and provides automatic pattern search, part recognition, and measurement without setup the next time inspection of the same parts are performed. Measurements performed include angle, radius, inner/outer diameter, circular, and linear pitch, among others.
Keyence Corp. of America
Woodcliff Lake, NJ, USA
www.keyence.com

-- Posted by Carrie Meadows, Vision Systems Design

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PRESS RELEASE

A Breakthrough in Dimensional Measurement and Inspection Technology

The new IM-6000 Series is a revolutionary step forward in the field of high precision dimension inspection. Innovative Pattern Registration and Pattern Search functions provide simplified “Place and Press” measurement operation. The IM-6000 eliminates the need for optical comparators, x-y stages for part positioning, CNC measuring devices, as well as measuring and stereo microscopes. The unique system has virtually unlimited applications in a diverse range of industrial categories and company sizes. Small to medium size tooling and machine shops to large semiconductor, automotive and aerospace manufacturing, inspection and assembly operations, will benefit from this versatile system.

Using the IM-6000 is quick and easy. Parts to be measured are placed on the IM’s sample tray and the measurement button pressed. No careful positioning of a part is necessary. An Intelligent Pattern Analysis Search System (iPASS) quickly and automatically locates, identifies and measures parts placed anywhere within the units 100mm field of view, thus eliminating the need for an x-y stage. A Part Evaluation Library stores the images, measurement functions and specifications of parts and provides automatic Pattern Search, part recognition and measurement without setup the next time inspection of the same parts are performed. Designed to meet the needs of a broad range of industries, the IM-6000 offers significant cost savings through the reduction of time and labor. The IM-6000 not only increases throughput but also provides a major improvement in the precision and quantity of obtainable data. The system eliminates the tedious setup and measurement time of conventional systems allowing users to begin collecting data in just minutes following setup.


The IM-6000 quickly performs up to 99 distinct measurements with the press of a button. High precision image acquisition and Sub-Pixel processing allows measurement of features that were previously impossible to inspect with traditional dimensional measurement systems. Measurements such as angle, radius, inner/outer diameter, circular and linear pitch are only a small example of the IM’s capabilities. Sophisticated image processing using such functions as least square fitting and abnormal data point removal provides highly accurate and reliable data.

For IM-6000 Series Image Dimension Measurement System specifications and applications,
please go to: www.keyence.com/PRIM6

For further product information, contact Phil Melore, Engineering Manager,
Keyence Corporation of America, 50 Tice Boulevard, Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677.
Tel: 888-539-3623- ext 70703, Fax: 201-930-1883 Email: KeyencePR@keyence.com

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