Technical Reference & Knowledge

BARCODE QUALITY EVALUATION

Because barcodes are the basis of so many data-acquisition systems, it is important to have an approach to verifying the readability of those codes.

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DESIGN FOR INSPECTION

To "Design for Inspection" is to consciously design product packaging to not only be attractive to customers, but to ensure it can be inspected reliably and efficiently. If the product is designed from inception with an eye towards inspection, the end result is optimal for both sales and manufacturing. Click "Documentation" for the full PDF!

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ENCLOSURE RATINGS DEFINED

This document breaks down the International Protection (IP) and NEMA enclosure rating codes.

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FAIL TO SAFE

"Fail to Safe" is a patented concept created by Sensors Incorporated that is designed to provide the optimal product inspection system. At its core, the system assumes every product is assumed to be a "fail" until it is proven "safe" Click "Documentation" for a PDF download!

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FOOD SAFETY MODERNIZATION ACT - FSMA

Initially enacted in 2011, enforcement of the new regulations in the FSMA begins in September 2016. Let us assist you with your compliance program with our popular CRIS (Control Reliable Inspection System).

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OPTICAL FILTERS FOR MACHINE VISION

Optical filters are not just an accessory, they are a necessity. The right filters can save thousands on equipment, and can make the difference between an application on the edge and an application with excellent repeatability.

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ROBUST LIGHTING FOR MACHINE VISION

The lighting professionals at Advanced Illumination do an excellent job of defining the critical considerations for lighting machine vision applications.

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USING SAFETY SCANNERS AS LIGHT CURTAINS

In applications where the lack of space or the presence of heavy traffic preclude installing light curtains, a safety laser scanner is often an effective solution.

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WHAT TO CONSIDER: BARCODE BASICS

This concise, handy guide explains the key factors to consider when choosing a barcode scanner. Code size, orientation and distance from the scanner all have an impact.

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