KEYENCE Corp. of America

Itasca, Illinois 60143


About KEYENCE Corp. of America

KEYENCE offers the world's first self-troubleshooting CIJ printer that could operate and maintain itself at the push of a button. In 2023, we introduced a UV laser coder for packaging film that will bring your operating cost down to $0.

Product Summary

inkjet printing, laser coding, vision inspection systems, sensors, safety equipment


500 Park Boulevard, Suite 200
Itasca, Illinois 60143
United States

More Info on KEYENCE Corp. of America

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In the 40 years since its inception in Japan in 1974, KEYENCE CORPORATION has steadily grown to become a leading force in industrial automation technologies, serving over 300,000 customers in over 100 countries worldwide. KEYENCE is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacturing of factory automation equipment ranging from automation sensors, measuring instruments, vision systems, continuous inkjet printers, laser coders, and digital microscopes. Our innovative products meet customer requirements in every manufacturing and research industry.

In relation to the food and packaging industry, KEYENCE has been making continuous inkjet printers since the 1990’s. We brought our fourth-generation inkjet, the MK-U series, to America in 2014. The MK-U’s Auto-shower cleaning eliminated the need for hand cleaning your inkjet. The conditioning tank added a new tank that allowed recycling of makeup/solvent and helped to balance viscosity which is one of the most important factors in inkjet performance. The on-board maintenance guides walked the operator through minor and major operations right on the HMI, eliminating the need for printed operator’s manuals. Finally, the tool-less nozzle replacement put the power in the customers hands to fix a costly and time-consuming problem in a fraction of the cost and time.

KEYENCE’s fifth generation inkjet, the MK-G series, was released in 2020 and built upon the massive success seen by the MK-U series. In addition to the features mentioned above, we added several new features and optional accessories to increase reliability, simplicity, and predictability. The most important innovation with the MK-G is what we call the MK Dock, a game-changing innovation and was created specifically to address the labor shortage in U.S. manufacturing. Inkjets are complicated machines that take highly skilled operators to maintain and operate. With the MK Dock, the MK-G series gains a brain that will self-diagnose problems using KEYENCE’s proprietary sensors throughout the print head, paths, valves, and replaceable parts throughout the printer. After self-diagnosis, the MK Dock will also run the necessary maintenance procedures automatically to ensure reliable startup or automatically recover quickly and efficiently should you run into an error during a production run.

At KEYENCE, we pride ourselves on providing a wide variety of manufacturers the world’s best automation technologies. KEYENCE also offers a full range of services provided by our technically trained sales engineers such as application problem solving, technical sales support, and a quick response time to any customer request. KEYENCE prides itself on speed and accuracy, and is dedicated to supporting the customer’s mission of becoming the leader of their respective industry. KEYENCE has ranked within top 100 on Forbes’ list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for12 consecutive years and has been named one of Business Week’s “1000 Best Valued Companies.”

Products & Press Releases

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Clamp-On Compressed Air Flow Meter

Jan. 2, 2020
The FD-G Series from Keyence helps facility managers and other users discover, quantify, and prevent issues associated with facility wide compressed air usage.
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KEYENCE to Release Next-Generation Coordinate Measuring Machine

Aug. 26, 2015
KEYENCE will release the XM Series handheld probe coordinate measuring machine on September 1st, 2015.
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Keyence Releases New Pencil-Type Contact Sensor

March 26, 2015
KEYENCE CORPORATION OF AMERICA is excited to introduce the GT2-P, the newest edition to the high-precision GT2 Series of contact sensors.
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Keyence Releases NEW Multi-Function Static Meter

Jan. 29, 2015
Keyence has just added to its industry-leading lineup of static-control products!
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KEYENCE Releases Industrial Inkjet Printer

Nov. 11, 2014
The next step in inkjet printing technology is the MK-U6000 Series from KEYENCE Corporation.
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KEYENCE Releases A 3-Axis Hybrid Laser Marker

Oct. 29, 2014
For 20 years Keyence has continually released products that combine cutting edge technology with unique KEYENCE developed features.
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KEYENCE Releases A New Digital Microscope

May 6, 2014
The latest microscope from keyence revolutionizes how imaging and analysis are performed.
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High Speed Multi-Axis Optical Micrometer

Feb. 17, 2014
Product overview:The LS-9000 series optical micrometer sets a new standard for high speed and high precision diameter inspection.
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Keyence: Multi-Purpose Laser Sensor

Dec. 18, 2013
The LR-T Series of reflective sensors represents a seamless fusion of innovative technology and robust functionality.
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Keyence Releases A New Safety Light Curtain

Sept. 17, 2013
Keyence is excited to introduce our new GL-S safety light curtain!

Articles & News

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Choosing the Right Safety Devices

The road to effective industrial safety should begin with a risk assessment before determining which safety devices to apply.
The inspection system includes a UR10 cobot and a Keyence CA-HX200C LumiTrax vision system.

Automotive Supplier Calls on Cobot for Critical Inspection

July 24, 2019
Comprehensive Logistics, a contract manufacturer for the automotive industry, implements an innovative vision-guided robot to meet high production volumes for powertrain and sub...
Finding the Fit for Automation

Finding the Fit for Automation

For manufacturers like Taylor Guitars, where intensive handwork is part of the company’s brand, the application of automation can be a tricky—but much needed—challenge.
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Timex Speeds Up, Simplifies Quality Inspections

May 17, 2013
An image dimension measurement system improves the quality inspection process by eliminating the need for X-Y stages, and allowing several parts to be measured simultaneously....

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Technology Focus: Laser Displacement Sensors

July 12, 2013
Food and beverage applications make use of a range of sensor technologies. Here’s a brief look at laser displacement sensors.
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Keyence Releases a High Performance, Compact 2D Code Reader

July 10, 2013
Keyence adds a new fixed mount 1D and 2D barcode reader to their company line up of Auto ID products.
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VR-3000 Series - One-Shot 3D Measuring Macroscope

June 21, 2013
Keyence Corporation of America has combined the advanced optical design of their digital microscopes with the high-speed, high-accuracy measurement and 3D technology of their ...
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Keyence : Releases an All-in-One Microscope for Advanced Imaging, Recording

June 6, 2013
Building on its extensive microscope lineup, Keyence Corporation has released a new multipurpose microscope.
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Keyence : Keyence Releases A General-Purpose Metal Photoeye

April 2, 2013
Keyence Corporation of Americaintroduces the PR-G Series, a revolutionary new approach to self-contained photoeyes.
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Keyence : Auto-Teaching Machine Vision System

Feb. 5, 2013
The intuitive interface of the CV-X100 Series allows users of all levels to quickly and easily set up robust inspections for their application needs.
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Keyence : Miniature Metal Photo Eye

Feb. 1, 2013
The PR-M/F Series is dedicated to durability, stable operation, and ease of use.
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Keyence : Ultra Long Range Multi-Function Analog Laser Sensor

Jan. 24, 2013
The IL Series triangulation-based laser displacement sensor reaches 11.48 ft (3.5 m) with 3.94 mil (100 µm) repeatability, regardless of target color.