Tips & Tricks

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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What is my safety laser scanner telling me? microScan3 edition

What is my safety laser scanner telling me?  microScan3 edition

  This guide applies only to the microScan3 safety laser scanner.  These instructions do not replace the product operating manual.  If you have another model of safety laser scanner from SICK, see our previous post for more information about the diagnostic logs.  When lights are flashing on

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Visionary-T 3D Vision Sensor Help Guide

This post illustrates step-by-step instructions for operating the Visionary-T 3D vision sensor, including how to establish height reference, how to measure objects, and how to determine the object resolution of the sensor. This post is not meant to replace the Operating Instructions for this product. How to Establish Height

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How to Establish a Connection between SOPAS Software and Automatic Identification Hardware: 2D Laser Scanners and Vision Sensors

How to Establish a Connection between SOPAS Software and Automatic Identification Hardware: 2D Laser Scanners and Vision Sensors

One aspect of SOPAS that customers find most challenging is establishing a connection with automatic identification hardware such as 2D laser scanners and vision sensors.   Below are step-by-step instructions for the three primary ways to establish a connection. Three Primary Connection Methods 1. Connecting with USB The

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