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  • Top Applications for Safety Light Curtains
    To protect personnel from automated machinery, opto-electric protective deices, such as safety light curtains, can be used. SICK's deTec4 safety light curtains provide top quality protection.
  • Friction Guides: A Different Kind of Bold Movement
    The Basics of a Friction Guide - Friction guides are ideal for automated machinery in such environments as factories and laboratories. They provide an economical, long-lasting, and easy-to-install movement solution for machines that use repetitive linear movement.
    Automated guided vehicles (AGVs) are transforming the way materials are moved in manufacturing facilities and distribution warehouses. In buildings where several operations are carried out simultaneously, AGVs can ensure automated, predictable and reliable relocation of parts and products across
  • Ladder Logic Programming
    What makes a PLC special? PLC's are used to automate machinery in assembly lines. For our project, we use the computer link feature that allows a PLC to take commands and communicate with a host computer. If something goes wrong with the computer link, the PLC still functions and protecting
  • Safety and automation produce results for the packaging industry
    Sometimes it seems as if safety and automation work against one another, but that doesn†TMt always have to be the case. With the influx of automated machinery, end-of-line packaging plants have more flexibility and higher production, but there is still a risk of worker injury if these systems
  • Rugged, Compact Nano Connectors for a Portable World
    Robotic device designers have a world of opportunities to build or operate new equipment that can offer repeated precision processes and significantly reduce handling costs. Automated machinery is being integrated with surveillance devices and learning software - an amazing combination.
  • 7 Guidelines for Continuous-flex Cables
    In the previous installment in our TechTalk series for continuous-flex cables, we discussed the six common cable failure modes often seen in cables used in industrial applications on automated machinery. This month's installment focuses on seven key design features that will ensure
  • Automated Optical Inspection (AOI): 101
    This article provides an introduction to the various machinery used in AOI, from image capture to examination.

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