Posts Tagged Sensors

Industry 4.0: Remote Connectivity on the Sensor Level

Industry 4.0: Remote Connectivity on the Sensor Level

Remote connectivity with automated manufacturing systems has quickly become a routine requirement across the breadth of the manufacturing industry. And for good reason.  The ability to monitor, program, and diagnose systems quickly and from virtually anywhere is essential, and having all sensor-level data easily accessible in one

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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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How to Design Registration Marks that can be Read by a Contrast Sensors

How to Design Registration Marks that can be Read by a Contrast Sensors

Registration marks—also called eyemarks or contrast marks—are found on nearly every label we come across in consumer goods on a daily basis, from a candy bar label to a shampoo bottle label. These marks are cleverly disguised in the design of the packaging, but during the manufacturing

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What Are IP Ratings and What Do They Mean for Industrial Sensing?

What Are IP Ratings and What Do They Mean for Industrial Sensing?

How water resistant is water resistant, and what level of resistance is necessary for your application?  What’s the difference between IP and NEMA ratings? This post clarifies what IP ratings mean, as well as what to look for as you select a water-resistant industrial sensing device. What

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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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