Applications & Technology

1, 2, 3 – Quickly Picking the Box

1, 2, 3 – Quickly Picking the Box

When it comes to automation solutions, there are two wishes at the top of every company’s list: An increase in productivity and less strenuous work for the employees. Georg Fischer in Herzogenburg (Austria) has put both into practice – the versatile PLB robot guidance system from SICK

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Robots in the Electronics Industry: Fast, Precise, Flexible – Thanks to Intelligent Sensor Technology

Robots in the Electronics Industry: Fast, Precise, Flexible – Thanks to Intelligent Sensor Technology

In virtually every country, quality requirements are increasing, innovation cycles are getting shorter, and wage costs are rising. As a result, demand for robot-based automation solutions is growing within the electronics industry. Easier collaboration (e.g., thanks to compact and lightweight robots) is opening up additional applications for

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Forklift Trucks: Driver Assistance in Narrow Aisles Thanks to RFID

Forklift Trucks: Driver Assistance in Narrow Aisles Thanks to RFID

Task The number of accidents resulting in damage to property and bodily injury is higher than average at junctions and in tight passages in distribution centers and warehouses. Users are interested in finding ways of avoiding such accidents. A simple method is to limit the maximum speed

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When Machines Can Monitor Themselves

When Machines Can Monitor Themselves

Consistent quality, very few rejects, reliable part and batch tracking, added transparency: The use of vision sensors for quality control directly in the production process offers a number of benefits. Depending on the task at hand, you need to have the right vision solutions, which allow for

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How Vision Sensors Solve 3 Common Quality Control Problems in Packaging

How Vision Sensors Solve 3 Common Quality Control Problems in Packaging

In the high-speed packaging industry the most common quality issues can easily be resolved with automated quality checks using vision-sensor technology. Three of the most common are: Missing caps, lids or open containers; Misapplied labels; Incorrect labels. Vision sensors, like the TriSpector1000 from SICK, are specialized quality-control

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