Applications & Technology

3D Lidar Sensors for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

3D Lidar Sensors for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

The darker the object, the harder it is to detect as the distance increases. But penguins in the Antarctic can now keep their black tailcoats on when a drone hovers overhead and the integrated laser scanner registers them. For researchers and scientists who map and count penguin

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Boost Efficiency and Improve Customer Satisfaction using RFID

Boost Efficiency and Improve Customer Satisfaction using RFID

RFID is quickly gaining ground as a leading method for automatic identification in logistics and manufacturing around the globe. RFID has been used for years for everyday activities as simple as entry to your workplace, and to track your tolls as you drive down the highway. But

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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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