Applications & Technology

Case Study: 3D Vision Sensor Monitors Clutch Discs for Quality Control at Automotive Supplier ZF

Case Study: 3D Vision Sensor Monitors Clutch Discs for Quality Control at Automotive Supplier ZF

A wide range of industrial applications in nearly all industries can be solved with 3D vision sensors. While 2D vision sensors only measure the x- and y-axes of an object, 3D vision sensors are also designed to measure the z-axis. For this reason, ZF Slovakia decided to use

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4 Proven Advantages of Programmable Encoders

4 Proven Advantages of Programmable Encoders

What is the difference between traditional encoders and programmable encoders? A traditional optical encoder is a very simple sensor that uses a fixed code disc to produce an electrical signal, usually a square wave output. When the disc is rotated between a light source and a photodiode,

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Lid Integrity Inspection with the TriSpector1000 3D Vision Sensor

Lid Integrity Inspection with the TriSpector1000 3D Vision Sensor

When it comes to metal closures in packaging, nothing can be left to chance: In products such as jam jars, the consumer goods industry requires seals to be tight and jars to be hermetically sealed. Anyone who makes their own jam will know that a small indentation

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SICK 2016 Robot Day

Since 2007, universities and research facilities have been competing against one another at the SICK robot day, yielding the (playing) field to robots. Eight international teams of students registered for this year’s competition which took place on October 8, 2016. The robots had to fill a playing field

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How to Design Registration Marks that can be Read by a Contrast Sensors

How to Design Registration Marks that can be Read by a Contrast Sensors

Registration marks—also called eyemarks or contrast marks—are found on nearly every label we come across in consumer goods on a daily basis, from a candy bar label to a shampoo bottle label. These marks are cleverly disguised in the design of the packaging, but during the manufacturing

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