Applications & Technology

5 Considerations for Choosing a Light Grid for Vehicle Separation at Toll Booths

5 Considerations for Choosing a Light Grid for Vehicle Separation at Toll Booths

Accurate vehicle detection or classification under rough environmental conditions is a necessity at toll stations.  According to IBTTA’s 2015 Report on Tolling in the United States, 35 US states and territories had at least one tolled highway, bridge, or tunnel—translating to nearly 6,000 miles of US toll roads 

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How Blue Light LEDs Help Photoelectric Sensors Detect Solar Cells and Other Dark Objects

You may have heard that blue light has a dark side, with the blue light from popular consumer electronics cited as a source of disrupted sleep cycles.   But, for the electronics and solar industry, blue light might actually help you sleep better at night– knowing that blue

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Serialization and Protection against Tampering of Pharmaceutical Products – Time Is Ticking…

Serialization and Protection against Tampering of Pharmaceutical Products - Time Is Ticking...

Fake medicinal products – a global problem: Medications with high sales levels and those that command a high price are particularly vulnerable to forgery. Experts estimate that more than one in ten preparations worldwide are forged; for medications available online the level is believed to be over

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Versatile Laser Scanner (Lidar) Makes Affordable Elevators a Reality

Versatile Laser Scanner (Lidar) Makes Affordable Elevators a Reality

Every 72 hours the equivalent of all the world’s population makes a trip on an elevator. With its latest solution – a shaftless platform lift – Ascendor is offering an affordable elevator model for private households. Rugged laser sensors from SICK protect the freely accessible area under the

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Top 5 Considerations for Choosing Lidar for Outdoor Robots

Top 5 Considerations for Choosing Lidar for Outdoor Robots

Designing a robot for outdoor use – for example, in agricultural or mining robots—comes with a unique set of considerations when selecting navigational hardware. For example, outdoor robots must contend with inclement weather, blinding sunlight, and variable temperatures that can interfere with scanner function and impair reliability.

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