Applications & Technology

Perimeter Protection: 4 Reasons to Use a Laser Scanner

Perimeter Protection: 4 Reasons to Use a Laser Scanner

It’s the middle of the summer, and it’s raining buckets.  Should you worry that the rain could trigger a false alarm in your building security system?   If your system uses laser scanning technology for perimeter protection, you can relax!   Multi-echo technology and high-tech filters ensure a reliable security system,

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Measuring Dust Emissions: 7 Questions for Finding the Right Measuring Device

Measuring Dust Emissions: 7 Questions for Finding the Right Measuring Device

Measuring dust emissions is easy – if one has the right measuring equipment. When it comes to choosing the right measuring device, one has to look at both the properties of the medium to be measured and the environmental conditions. This is where SICK’s strengths really come

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Barcodes – Ringing up Sales Past, Present and Future [Infographic]

Barcodes - Ringing up Sales Past, Present and Future [Infographic]

The next time you’re in a long checkout line, you may want to consider yourself lucky. Why? Although waiting may be an annoyance, your wait time could be twice as long if a little thing called a barcode hadn’t been invented. According to Supply Chain 247, the first Universal Product

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Future of Barcodes and RFID

Future of Barcodes and RFID

Barcodes and barcode scanners were originally developed and implemented to improve processes, but they have now become an integral way for businesses to ensure quality, improve efficiency and manage inventory.  In case you missed it, check out our previous post on the history of barcodes. Still, there

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From Prototype to Product: 3D Printing Reshapes Manufacturing

From Prototype to Product: 3D Printing Reshapes Manufacturing

3D printing (additive manufacturing) has made headlines for producing everything from prosthetics to pizza.  In addition, many automotive manufacturers including Ford and Lamborghini have announced that they 3D print prototypes of components for their vehicles. For more on prototyping, check out our new time-lapsed video of an prototype being printed — 3D Printing

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