Applications & Technology

Industry 4.0: Remote Connectivity on the Sensor Level

Industry 4.0: Remote Connectivity on the Sensor Level

Remote connectivity with automated manufacturing systems has quickly become a routine requirement across the breadth of the manufacturing industry. And for good reason.  The ability to monitor, program, and diagnose systems quickly and from virtually anywhere is essential, and having all sensor-level data easily accessible in one

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Case Study: A Single 3D Camera Ensures Quality of Spray Paint Cans

Case Study: A Single 3D Camera Ensures Quality of Spray Paint Cans

This is a guest post by BG Technologies an authorized SICK distributor covering Central and South Texas.  BG specializes in automation using sensors, scanners, safety devices, encoders, and motor control. *** The Problem Quality assurance for spray paint cans can be a challenge.   For example, when checking

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Reliable Technology for Tracking Flight Baggage

Reliable Technology for Tracking Flight Baggage

Rising passenger figures are a major challenge for airlines, ground handlers, and baggage handling system operators. After all, more passengers also means more baggage which has to be logged, sorted, and traced. If the right track and trace systems and suitable identification technology are employed, operators can

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Inspector 2D Vision Sensor Checks Correct Positioning of Tea Bag Labels

Inspector 2D Vision Sensor Checks Correct Positioning of Tea Bag Labels

After water, tea is the world’s most consumed beverage. More than three billion cups are drunk each year in countries across the globe – the equivalent of around 450 cups per person in a year. As a beverage, tea is unique in that it is an everyday

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Don’t Let Your Robot Fall Down the Stairs! Why Negative Obstacle Detection Using Lidar is a Must for Mobile Robots

Don't Let Your Robot Fall Down the Stairs! Why Negative Obstacle Detection Using Lidar is a Must for Mobile Robots

Lidar is often used in robotics to detect objects obstructing the robot’s path and allow the robot to plan an alternative route around the obstacle to avoid collision. In a growing number of indoor robotics applications, it is also necessary for mobile robots to be able to

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