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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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3 Reasons Dual-Array Technology Beats Traditional Methods for Detecting Bundled Bottle Packages

3 Reasons Dual-Array Technology Beats Traditional Methods for Detecting Bundled Bottle Packages

Bundling bottles in shrink wrap is a popular method for packaging products of varying sizes, types, and quantities; however, the irregular shape and highly reflective shrink wrap material can be challenging for traditional retro-reflective devices to detect. For example, an irregularly shaped bottle or highly reflective shrink-wrapped

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5 Considerations for Choosing a Light Grid for Vehicle Separation at Toll Booths

5 Considerations for Choosing a Light Grid for Vehicle Separation at Toll Booths

Accurate vehicle detection or classification under rough environmental conditions is a necessity at toll stations.  According to IBTTA’s 2015 Report on Tolling in the United States, 35 US states and territories had at least one tolled highway, bridge, or tunnel—translating to nearly 6,000 miles of US toll roads 

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How Blue Light LEDs Help Photoelectric Sensors Detect Solar Cells and Other Dark Objects

You may have heard that blue light has a dark side, with the blue light from popular consumer electronics cited as a source of disrupted sleep cycles.   But, for the electronics and solar industry, blue light might actually help you sleep better at night– knowing that blue

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Serialization and Protection against Tampering of Pharmaceutical Products – Time Is Ticking…

Serialization and Protection against Tampering of Pharmaceutical Products - Time Is Ticking...

Fake medicinal products – a global problem: Medications with high sales levels and those that command a high price are particularly vulnerable to forgery. Experts estimate that more than one in ten preparations worldwide are forged; for medications available online the level is believed to be over

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