Posts Tagged Sensors

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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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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