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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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Year in Review: Top 5 Posts of 2016!

Year in Review: Top 5 Posts of 2016!

As the New Year begins, SICK USA looks back at our top blog posts of 2016!  We’re looking forward to sharing even more tips, tricks and insights with you in 2017! In reverse order, here are the top 5 posts of 2016. 5. Three Advantages of Lidar

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New Technology for Safeguarding Cartoning Machines

New Technology for Safeguarding Cartoning Machines

Automated and semi-automated cartoning machines are fast, reliable and versatile enough to handle a variety of product and container types, making them invaluable to countless packaging operations. They significantly enhance not only an operation’s productivity but also overall line efficiency. With these cartoning machines, a myriad of

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The Latest Innovation in Safety Laser Scanning Technology

The Latest Innovation in Safety Laser Scanning Technology

Safety laser scanning is often used for area guarding in the metalworking industry, including welding applications or laser, plasma, and oxy fuel cutting applications. However, many traditional safety laser scanners are at risk of false trips because they can be easily blinded by the ambient light from weld

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How PSDI Can Improve Productivity in 3 Applications Types

How PSDI Can Improve Productivity in 3 Applications Types

Presence Sensing Device Initiation (PSDI) refers to the use of a presence sensing device (like a light curtain) to safeguard the machine and to initiate the machine cycle. PSDI does this by sensing when the work motions of the operator (such as feeding and removing parts from

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