Applications & Technology

Top 5 Considerations for Choosing Lidar for Outdoor Robots

Top 5 Considerations for Choosing Lidar for Outdoor Robots

Designing a robot for outdoor use – for example, in agricultural or mining robots—comes with a unique set of considerations when selecting navigational hardware. For example, outdoor robots must contend with inclement weather, blinding sunlight, and variable temperatures that can interfere with scanner function and impair reliability.

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[VIDEO] What is Fault Masking and How to Eliminate Your Risk?

[VIDEO] What is Fault Masking and How to Eliminate Your Risk?

Large machines have at least one thing in common across all industries: the need for a variety of protective devices. However, as the complexity increases, so do the integration requirements. It becomes increasingly critical to ensure the machine stops safely in the case of danger or a fault—and that

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[VIDEO] Incremental Encoders: 3 Output Types Explained

[VIDEO] Incremental Encoders: 3 Output Types Explained

When selecting an incremental encoder, you must determine which type of output is required in order to be compatible with the device that will be receiving the encoder signals.  Choosing the wrong type of output will result in a non-functional system and possibly hardware damage. Learn more

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How to Eliminate Crosstalk when Multiple UM18 and UM30 Ultrasonic Sensors are Used Together

How to Eliminate Crosstalk when Multiple UM18 and UM30 Ultrasonic Sensors are Used Together

  The following instructions illustrate how to use the multiplexing and synchronization modes for the UM18 Pro and UM30 Ultrasonic Sensors from SICK to broaden the sensing range or eliminate unwanted crosstalk. These instructions are not meant to replace the Operating Instructions for these products. Crosstalk with

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Case Study: Colorful, Varied, and Low Contrast Barcodes are No Sweat for Lector632 Image-Based Code Reader

Case Study: Colorful, Varied, and Low Contrast Barcodes are No Sweat for Lector632 Image-Based Code Reader

This is a guest post by All Control, an Authorized SICK Distributor located in Illinois. With more than 50 years of industrial control experience, knowledge and expertise, All Control provides innovative solutions for Industrial Automation in a wide range of applications and markets. Varied Barcodes Necessitate Expanded Reading System All

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