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SOPAS V3.0: How to View Diagnostic and Host Data in SOPAS Terminal

SOPAS V3.0: How to View Diagnostic and Host Data in SOPAS Terminal

How can you make sure your products are reading properly after set up? Follow our step-by-step procedures to find out.  This post shows the steps to view Diagnostic and Host data in SOPAS Terminal with CLV6xx barcode scanners, Lector6xx image-based code readers, and RFID. Also, make sure to check out

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SOPAS V3.0: How to Create and Download a File

SOPAS V3.0: How to Create and Download a File

In this post, we’ll show you how to create and download a SOPAS file to CLV6xx barcode scanners, Lector6xx image-based code readers, and RFID using SOPAS V3.0.  Click on the images to see in full size.  Also be sure to check out our procedure on How to

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7 Steps to Choose the Best Industrial Sensor for the Job

7 Steps to Choose the Best Industrial Sensor for the Job

Selecting an industrial sensor can be daunting. With so many different sensing technologies and the endless variety of products on the market, how is it possible to find that one ideal sensor for your application? We’ve found that it’s not as much about selecting the right sensor,

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Absolute Encoders: Singleturn versus Multiturn

Absolute Encoders: Singleturn versus Multiturn

In an earlier post, we explained the difference between incremental and absolute encoders. In this installment of encoder videobytes, we take a closer look at absolute encoders, which have a unique positional value based on the position of the shaft.  There are two different types of absolute encoders: singleturn

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Laser Measurement Series Upgrade for Traffic Applications

Laser Measurement Series Upgrade for Traffic Applications

Occasionally, SICK offers newer versions of its products with increased functionality, and phases out older versions. Following is a step-by-step video tutorial that explains how to upgrade from SICK’s LMS2XX series laser measurement scanners to its newer model, the LMS5XX. The videos are designed for traffic applications where

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