Tips & Tricks

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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How To: Reset deTec4 Prime to Factory Settings

How To: Reset deTec4 Prime to Factory Settings

To reset your deTec4 Prime light curtain to factory settings means bringing the device back to default with no cascading, no coding, no EDM, and no reset button configuration. This procedure is recommended when: Reset and/or EDM is configured, but isn’t needed in the light curtain for

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3 Ways to Activate the Reading Gate of Your SICK Automatic Identification Device

3 Ways to Activate the Reading Gate of Your SICK Automatic Identification Device

Did you know that there is more than one way to activate the reading gate of a CLV Barcode Scanner, a LECTOR6xx Image-based Code Reader, or an RFID Interrogator—beyond just a hardwired switch?  By using a command over the communication interface, the amount of physical setup required

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Inside Wilson Lee’s “Bug-out Bag” – A SICK Engineer’s Ultimate Survival Kit for Troubleshooting at Customer Sites

Inside Wilson Lee’s “Bug-out Bag” – A SICK Engineer’s Ultimate Survival Kit for Troubleshooting at Customer Sites

Editor’s Note: Wilson Lee, an Application Engineer for Identification and Measurement at SICK, tackles every customer concern with an attitude focused on success…or as he puts it: Survival! Keep reading for a peek inside Wilson’s “Bug-out Bag” for successfully troubleshooting any issue that might arise at a

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Top 10 Features of the New SICK USA Website

Top 10 Features of the New SICK USA Website

As you may have already noticed, SICK USA has a brand new website, just in time to add your favorite sensor, laser scanner, or light curtain to your holiday wish list! Here are 10 cool features that can help you make the most out of the new

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