Something never before seen
Keyence is a company that specialises in industry automation. Sensors, microscopes, laser markers, and vision systems are some of the products designed by the people at Keyence. The ambition is to anticipate future needs, with their R&D department in Japan busy spotting trends and keeping an eye on the industry.
Out of all their products, 70% are first to the market. If, for instance, Company A needs a conveyor belt for product inspection, Keyence might design the scanner that checks the products for the right size, colours, code, etc. If such scanner already exist, they will propose an improved version that works 10% faster while increasing the image resolution 10-fold.