ITASCA, Ill., Jan. 14, 2013 — Keyence Corp. of America has introduced the CV-X100 machine vision system. The intuitive interface allows users of all levels to quickly and easily set up robust inspections. Auto-Teach Inspection is a smart tool that automatically creates an inspection based on a set of good parts. Users teach the CV-X100 what is a “good” part by analyzing and recording the image data. The tool then automatically recognizes variations that exist in the good parts. Any parts that are different from the learned “good” image data will be detected as defective. Auto-Teach accounts for even subtle color differences in the subject parts by using the full color information. High-precision measurements can be done quickly and easily through simple mouse operations, with no calculations required. Users choose the dimension they are looking for and then draw a line on the top and left edges of the object. The intersection is automatically calculated. Complex objects can be measured quickly. If units other than pixels are required, scaling can be applied. The Camera Installation Replication tool guides users to adjust the camera and lens with the correct position, focus and brightness settings. The tool uses a pre-registered image with which to compare the current image. The result is an easy way to readjust bumped cameras or to quickly implement the same vision inspection onto other lines. With a single click, the CV-X100 PC software automatically generates a user manual customized to the user’s specific programs. The generated manual includes explanations of the main parameters, a list of tools to be used and basic tool settings. It also can include tips describing how each tool’s parameter is typically adjusted.