Tips & Tricks

How to use Code Analytics in the Lector6xx Image-based Code Reader

How to use Code Analytics in the Lector6xx Image-based Code Reader

Get more insights and learn how to better analyze reading performance In this blog post you will learn the benefit of using image-based code readers like the SICK Lector6xx. You will also learn more about how to analyze images and read rates from the Lector6xx using the

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Understand SICK’s Communication Language (CoLa) for Lidar Solutions

Understand SICK's Communication Language (CoLa) for Lidar Solutions

Gain a better understanding of how to use SICK’s Communication Language (CoLa) for its LMS and TiM Lidar solutions when writing application software. SICK’s SOPAS software has a Terminal Tool, which is ideal for users/developers as a reference utility for testing time-of-flight CoLa messages. This tool can

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How to Locate Autonomous Vehicles in a Warehouse Using the NAV350 2D Laser Scanner

How to Locate Autonomous Vehicles in a Warehouse Using the NAV350 2D Laser Scanner

The NAV350 2D laser scanner provides precise navigation for maximum efficiency, and can be used to locate autonomous vehicles in any area of the warehouse. With the help of SOPAS software, the NAV350 will minimize the complexity of the AGV control system by internally computing the AGV’s

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Understand the Differences Between Muting and Blanking

Understand the Differences Between Muting and Blanking

Safety light curtains can be used in a variety of different modes such as muting, blanking and floating blanking, depending on the needs of the application. The terms muting and blanking are frequently used incorrectly. This post will help clarify the difference between the two so the

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How to Use an Ethernet Switch to Connect to a Network In Order to Capture Data Between a PLC and a Scanner

How to Use an Ethernet Switch to Connect to a Network In Order to Capture Data Between a PLC and a Scanner

The purpose of this post is to explain how best to connect to an existing network to capture data between a PLC and a scanner using an Ethernet switch.  A common mistake people make is not using port mirroring, which means that the Ethernet switch sends a

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