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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

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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Easy Teach Laser Scanners for Security Applications

Easy Teach Laser Scanners for Security Applications

Easy Teach-In at a Glance The easy teach-in capability of SICK’s LMS laser scanners allows you to quickly set the monitoring field of the scanner and customize the monitoring field to environmental conditions with minimal effort.  The laser scanner can be set up in just a few

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How to Calculate Safety Distance for Light Curtains

How to Calculate Safety Distance for Light Curtains

When safeguarding your machinery, it is not enough to simply install a light curtain(s) and assume that the machine is now safe. Calculating safety distance, as defined by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), is a crucial step for any light curtain installation.  This post explains how to

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