Monitor Basics in Plain English

The Making of a FlexScan Monitor

Introduction Production Line Characteristics A Tour of Our Production Line


Take a close look at an EIZO monitor and you'll see that you can't buy a monitor like this anywhere else. Our products are unique because we are a unique company in the monitor industry; we still design, manufacture, and quality control test our products in house. As more desktop LCD monitor brands outsource development and production to third parties, we remain convinced that the best way to deliver the quality that our customers expect is to retain control over our manufacturing and quality control processes. In fact, EIZO is the only remaining Japanese brand of desktop LCD monitors that still manufactures its products in Japan.

In this article, we take you on a step-by-step tour of how our FlexScan monitors are made – from assembly to packaging – at our global headquarters in Hakusan, Japan. FlexScan is our family of general use monitors for back offices, trading floors, SOHO, CAD/CAM, graphic design and amateur photography. FlexScan is the core of our monitor lineup. By volume, it accounts for more than 50% of our desktop LCD monitor sales. The design and feature sets of FlexScan monitors serve as the basis for some of our other product families such as RadiForce medical monitors, ColorEdge color management monitors, and FORIS home entertainment monitors.

Our FlexScan monitor manufacturing process combines manual operations with automated ones to ensure high quality products made as efficiently as possible. Manual operations are performed for assembly tasks that cannot be automated or for verifying image quality to ensure it looks right to the human eye. Automated operations take advantage of robotic and CCD (charge coupled device) camera technologies to more efficiently perform mechanical tasks such as screw insertion and image adjustment.

  • With the acquisition of the medical monitor business from Siemens Automation and Drives in 2007 and the monitor business from eg-electronic GmbH in 2009, EIZO now also has manufacturing facilities in Germany.


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