Test and Measurement
Inspection and Detection
Thin Film and Microelectronic Assembly
Where Telecommunications Began
Anritsu for Fiber Optics: Ushering in the Age of Optical Communications
A Driving Force in the Age of High-Speed Global Connection
Responding to the Rise of IP Networks
Leading the 3G Field in the New Age of Mobile Phones
Helping to Bring the World Mobile Phone Services
A Driving Force in the Rise of Mobile Broadband
IoT/5G: The Future of Communication
Providing Food Safety
Our Role in the Age of Mass Production of Food
Preventing Endangerment of Lives and Ensuring Quality of Life Worldwide
Social changes surrounding the food industry in Japan
Anritsu Infivis provides quality assurance solutions for the food and pharmaceutical fields, such as checkweighers and inspection systems. We began our product quality assurance business with the aim of becoming a global quality assurance partner.
This arm of our business began over 50 years ago, when we developed an electronic micrometer in 1961. This device measures dimensions such as the height, level difference and thickness of objects.
Anritsu decided to build on its work in building and expanding communication infrastructure through measuring instruments and communication equipment. We began developing products with our electronic micrometer, with the cultivation of new private markets in mind. One such product was our checkweigher, which combined an electronic micrometer with a scale. This was released in 1964 after extensive development work.
Our checkweigher business grew steadily as Japan experienced a high degree of economic growth. We continued to work on technological innovations in this area, releasing a metal detector with a magnetic sensor in 1981. We continued adding features and improving the performance of this and our checkweighers, developing our quality assurance business around these two focus points. We built a strong position in the food and pharmaceutical production fields with products such as our automatic electronic scale, which we developed in 1994 to branch into the weight measurement field.
In 2000, we were the first Japanese manufacturer to successfully develop an X-ray inspection system. The system vastly expanded the possibilities for detection of foreign objects due to its ability to detect items other than metal, including stones, glass and bone.
Anritsu’s food and pharmaceutical quality assurance equipment is developed by Anritsu Infivis, a company in our group that began as our industrial automation division in 1970 and became a company in its own right in 2002. Anritsu Infivis has advanced with the times, developing equipment to meet each new requirement in the fields of food and pharmaceutical quality assurance. It aims to improve its operations even further and contribute to the global market to achieve its medium- and long-term aim of becoming a world-class partner in quality assurance solutions. Anritsu Infivis adopted its current name, a portmanteau of “infinite” and “vision”, on October 1, 2015 to reflect its commitment to new advances. Anritsu Infivis is making new strides to provide people with a fundamental human need: a safe and reliable food supply.
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Anritsu Corporation Company History
Anritsu Infivis Company History