Applications & Technology

Benefits of RFID for Track and Trace in Product Recall

Benefits of RFID for Track and Trace in Product Recall

Track and trace is all about ensuring transparency into a product’s origin and its path through the supply chain (and back, if necessary, as in the case of product recall). Food companies, for example, are responsible for recalling unsafe goods and products in order to prevent contamination

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What is Industry 4.0, and How Did We Get Here?

What is Industry 4.0, and How Did We Get Here?

Industry 4.0. Internet of Things. Industrial Internet of Things. These are some of the hottest buzzwords in the world of industrial technology today, but how can you make sense of this word soup, and how did we get to 4.0 anyway?  Keep reading for answers to common

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SICK Encoders Help Billy Elliot Take Flight in the Netherlands

SICK Encoders Help Billy Elliot Take Flight in the Netherlands

Dutch production company Stage Entertainment continues its successful series, earning three musical prizes for “Billy Elliot – The Musical.”  Silicon Theatre Scenery (STS), based in De Kwakel, Netherlands and the company put in charge of the theater equipment, also contributed to this success. The showpiece of STS

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Autonomous Snowplow Competition Helps Students Gain Machine Design and Programming Skills

Autonomous Snowplow Competition Helps Students Gain Machine Design and Programming Skills

If you live in Minnesota, you know that January means sub-zero temperatures, lots of snow, and…outdoor get togethers. Hold on – that doesn’t seem right! Yes, even in the dead of winter, Minnesotans choose to brave the weather and attend the annual Saint Paul Winter Carnival, featuring

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Driver Assistance Systems From SICK Increase Mining Safety

Driver Assistance Systems From SICK Increase Mining Safety

The dumpers used for excavating bauxite for the manufacture of aluminum weigh up to 570 tons. Thanks to driver assistance systems from SICK, these colossal vehicles travel with optimum precision. The requirements for assistance systems used in mining are particularly stringent, as they have to be able to

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