Applications & Technology

What is IO-Link?

What is IO-Link?

IO-Link – principles and technology IO-Link is the world’s first standardized IO technology (IEC 61131-9) for communicating with sensors and actuators. The system components are an IO-Link master and an IO-Link device: a sensor, an actuator or a combination of both. The IO-Link master is a component

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Fiber-optic Sensors: Flexibility, Functionality, Versatility

Fiber-optic Sensors: Flexibility, Functionality, Versatility

Very low installation space required, flexible use in the smallest of corners, the right functionality for standard and special requirements and versatile application possibilities – this is what fiber-optic sensors from SICK stand for. Whether as a scanner or as a through-beam light barrier, the large number

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Presence Sensing Device Initiation (PSDI): How One Operation Function can Enhance Productivity, Cut Costs, and Improve Safety

Presence Sensing Device Initiation (PSDI): How One Operation Function can Enhance Productivity, Cut Costs, and Improve Safety

Presence Sensing Device Initiation (PSDI) refers to the use of a Presence-Sensing Device (often, though not limited to, light curtains) both to perform the safeguarding function and to initiate the machine cycle. While this is not new technology, having been around for nearly half a century, PSDI

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Paper Per Running Meter: RFID Technology Ensures an Accurate Production Sequence

Paper Per Running Meter: RFID Technology Ensures an Accurate Production Sequence

It is clearly evident that digitalization has left its mark on the paper industry. Does the “print media” face an uncertain future or will haptic page turning hold its own? – both theories have their proponents. The digital age has long been a reality in paper production.

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Safety Laser Scanner Case Study: Stacking Always Results in Wood Chippings

Safety Laser Scanner Case Study: Stacking Always Results in Wood Chippings

With industrial parquet manufacturing, fine wood flooring became affordable and available to anyone. The European parquet industry now produces over 80 million square meters of parquet flooring every year. To achieve this figure, there are stringent requirements for the systems used for automated wood processing: Sawdust and

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