Keyence Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and sells factory automation solutions worldwide. The company offers photoelectric, fiber optic, laser, positioning, vision, and inductive proximity sensors, as well as network communication units used for presence/absence and part differentiation applications. It also provides measurement sensors, such as laser displacement and profilometer, optical/digital micrometer, 3D interference measurement, scanning confocal laser, spectral interference displacement, and contact displacement/LVDT sensors; and image and 3D measurement systems. In addition, the company offers safety products comprising safety light curtains and laser scanners, and e-stop controllers to protect operators from machine hazards; and pressure, flow, level, and temperature sensors for monitoring equipment processes. Further, it provides static eliminators/ionizers and electrostatic sensors which protect workers, machinery, and products from the damaging effects of electrostatic charge; vision systems and sensors, and barcode scanners to perform automatic inspection and part identification; and PLC and other controls that are used for machine control applications. Additionally, the company offers laser marking systems/laser markers, as well as industrial inkjet printers; digital, 3D laser scanning, and fluorescence microscopes, as well as wide-area 3D measuring systems for industrial and life science applications; and handheld mobile computers. It serves customers in automotive/chassis assembly, metals/machining, FPD/glass, semiconductor/ICS, plastic/molding, food/pharmaceutical, steel, and other industries. Keyence Corporation was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Osaka, Japan.