Applications & Technology

3 Triangulation Receiver Technologies for Optical Displacement Sensors

3 Triangulation Receiver Technologies for Optical Displacement Sensors

All optical displacement sensors utilize one of three triangulation receiver technologies: Position Sensing Detector (PSD), Charge-Coupled Device (CCD), or Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS).  But which technology should you look for in an optical displacement sensor for industrial applications? Keep reading to learn more about each technology and

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3 Advantages of Lidar Technology for Intralogistics and Order Fulfillment Robots

3 Advantages of Lidar Technology for Intralogistics and Order Fulfillment Robots

Small mobile robots are quickly becoming important fixtures in intralogistics, and Lidar technology has helped move these robots forward. Lidar is not new to logistics – it has been used for collision avoidance and navigation in Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) for years. However, in some applications, an

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3 Reasons Dual-Array Technology Beats Traditional Methods for Detecting Bundled Bottle Packages

3 Reasons Dual-Array Technology Beats Traditional Methods for Detecting Bundled Bottle Packages

Bundling bottles in shrink wrap is a popular method for packaging products of varying sizes, types, and quantities; however, the irregular shape and highly reflective shrink wrap material can be challenging for traditional retro-reflective devices to detect. For example, an irregularly shaped bottle or highly reflective shrink-wrapped

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Presence Sensing Device Initiation (PSDI): The Simple, Safe Way to Increase Productivity

Presence Sensing Device Initiation (PSDI): The Simple, Safe Way to Increase Productivity

Thanks to the PSDI (Presence Sensing Device Initiation) function in the Flexi Soft safety controller, it is possible to control the press cycle in manual insertion presses using a type 4 safety light curtain in PSDI mode. As soon as the worker removes his or her hand

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Automate Tire Manufacturing Processes and Ensure Quality with High-speed 3D Vision

Automate Tire Manufacturing Processes and Ensure Quality with High-speed 3D Vision

This article was originally published in Quality Magazine and is re-posted by permission.  Pass-through defects are not uncommon in manufacturing. Regardless of the variables involved, it is imperative to ensure that all products are correctly manufactured and assembled. By utilizing robust inspection solutions in manufacturing processes, companies

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