How Our Keyence Vision System Helps Us Lead the Industry in Quality Metal Stamping


Innovative technology is one of the biggest factors in helping Atlantic Precision Spring stay ahead of the competition and produce quality metal stamping products. One of our most important tools used on a daily basis is the Keyence Vision System, which gives us the ability to inspect each item closely, perfect our product specifications, and ensure unparalleled quality control.

Japan-based Keyence is a leader in the development of industrial and automation sensors, vision systems, barcode readers, laser markers, measuring instruments, and digital microscopes. Specializing in all types of factory automation, the corporation boasts more than 200,000 customers worldwide and we are proud to be one of them. Atlantic Precision Spring takes advantage of a number of Keyence products to enhance the quality of our professional manufacturing process. Specifically, we utilize its vision systems to keep a keen eye on each and every single metal stamped part or spring that is made on our production floor.

Here’s how it works:

The Keyence Vision System checks 99 different dimensions on each part and the computer software automatically orientates the part to the proper dimensions. It can even review more than one part at a time. The computer calculates the predetermined specifications and features a green light if it’s good to go, or a red light if it requires any type of correction. Data is stored within the system and can be accessed easily at any time.

We care a lot about the quality of our products. That’s why production doesn’t begin until a first article inspection of all dimensions is performed and approved. We follow multiple guidelines so each product is inspected with the same expert level of care and attention. In past years, this process took hours, and even longer if products failed the test and needed to be reissued. Today, we use the Keyence Vision System for our first article inspection, which helps get items approves within minutes. In short, the Keyence IM Vision System allows us to reduce the total time it takes to produce products, making us more efficient to yield more items at a faster rate, and at the highest quality. This ultimately improves turnaround time for customer orders and ensures superior end products arriving at your door.

Our Keyence Vision System offers:

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    3D measurement

  • High resolution 21 megapixel images
  • Image enhancement filters
  • Algorithms for every inspection requirement
  • 1D/2D code reading
  • Intuitive programming interface for long-term operations
  • Powerful vision software
  • Flexible multi-camera hardware
  • Easy-to-use touch panel display
  • PC remote desktop functionality
  • Integrated development environment

We conduct inspections on appearance, dimensions, and character.

Atlantic Precision Springs sees increased detection reliability using this much more rapid process. The secure storage gives operators the chance to pull up any back item and recall all specs and details. The resolution allows us to review each item with a fine tooth comb to notice even the most minor imperfections. Overall, it helps us become a more reliable and trusted manufacturer and metal stamping company.

We are confident in the products we make and know that our quality control procedures help us to offer top-of-the-line metal stamping parts and springs for our customers. The Keyence Vision System plays a major role in our quality control and its technology helps separate us from the many other stamping companies in the market. Do business with us and enjoy quick turnaround time on quality, custom products.