Applications & Technology

Taking Encoders Online for Much Easier Commissioning, Retrofitting and Monitoring

Taking Encoders Online for Much Easier Commissioning, Retrofitting and Monitoring

Driven by Industry 4.0, intelligent monitoring and decision-making is becoming more common – down to the sensor level. Or, in this case, down to the encoder level. Encoders with Ethernet-based fieldbus interfaces are easy to configure and come complete with a range of diagnostic and preventative maintenance functions.

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When Contrast Differences May Not Be Enough to Detect Your Registration Marks

When Contrast Differences May Not Be Enough to Detect Your Registration Marks

Though registration marks on sheets of labels, diapers, paper, etc. are often small in size, they are crucial to the manufacturing process because they control applications where proper alignment is vital like cutting, printing, positioning, counting, etc. Being able to detect these marks is paramount and often

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Light Curtain or Safety Laser Scanner? How to Choose an Optical Safety Device

Light Curtain or Safety Laser Scanner? How to Choose an Optical Safety Device

  From machine building to parts manufacturing to mobile robotics, safeguarding machinery is a critical step to ensuring the smooth operation of any manufacturing facility.  Safety light curtains and safety laser scanners are two of the most common safeguarding technologies, and both optical safety technologies can be

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Sensor Technology for Electric Arc Furnaces

Sensor Technology for Electric Arc Furnaces

SICK supplies sensor solutions for almost every possible application in the metal and steel sector, even in the world of analytical measuring. The company’s latest innovation is METPAX300, a customized analyzer system which measures exhaust gas emissions from electric arc furnaces. The vast majority of structural steel,

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Press-fit Connectors That Go Exactly Where You Want Them To

Press-fit Connectors That Go Exactly Where You Want Them To

Demand for electronic components is constantly growing, in turn increasing the quantities involved in PCB production. To ensure that the connections to the periphery are secure, wire connections are no longer soldered onto PCBs. Instead, a procedure called the “press-fit method” is used. This involves pressing the

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