Applications & Technology

4 Dimensions of Smart Sensor Technology

4 Dimensions of Smart Sensor Technology

Smart Sensors generate and receive data and information which goes beyond traditional switching signals or measured process parameters. They therefore enable substantial increases in efficiency, more flexibility, and better planning security for predictive plant maintenance. Depending on the requirement, Smart Sensors cover up to four dimensions of

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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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