Applications & Technology

The Latest Innovation in Safety Laser Scanning Technology

The Latest Innovation in Safety Laser Scanning Technology

Safety laser scanning is often used for area guarding in the metalworking industry, including welding applications or laser, plasma, and oxy fuel cutting applications. However, many traditional safety laser scanners are at risk of false trips because they can be easily blinded by the ambient light from weld

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How PSDI Can Improve Productivity in 3 Applications Types

How PSDI Can Improve Productivity in 3 Applications Types

Presence Sensing Device Initiation (PSDI) refers to the use of a presence sensing device (like a light curtain) to safeguard the machine and to initiate the machine cycle. PSDI does this by sensing when the work motions of the operator (such as feeding and removing parts from

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What Are IP Ratings and What Do They Mean for Industrial Sensing?

What Are IP Ratings and What Do They Mean for Industrial Sensing?

How water resistant is water resistant, and what level of resistance is necessary for your application?  What’s the difference between IP and NEMA ratings? This post clarifies what IP ratings mean, as well as what to look for as you select a water-resistant industrial sensing device. What

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[Video] Incremental Encoders: Marker Pulse Explained

[Video] Incremental Encoders: Marker Pulse Explained

When using incremental encoders, it’s important to understand the concept of the marker pulse.  (If you missed it, check out our video comparing absolute and incremental encoders.) Watch the video for an brief explanation of marker pulse in incremental encoders. Incremental encoders output a square wave when

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Vision Sensors Ensure Quality in Automotive Manufacturing

Vision Sensors Ensure Quality in Automotive Manufacturing

The ability of the human eye to identify fine details is somewhat limited.  However, during the automotive manufacturing process, the ability to recognize such details quickly and accurately is paramount. In particular, inspections – for example, ensuring components are the correct shape and size — are critical to the

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