The ML20 markless sensor from Sick is designed to be used like a print mark sensor but does not require any optical marking on the package, instead detecting a taught-in design pattern.
It therefore features more flexibility and more design freedom when planning packaging and needs less set-up time when it comes to changing labels and formats, avoiding unnecessary use of materials.
The ML20, which can be used for controlling cutting edges, for example, employs a method for contrast pattern detection that involves teaching in a pattern sequence to the sensor. The pattern is detected during processing, at a scanning speed of up to 7 m/s, resulting in a switching signal. Even in the case of complex designs, tolerances in the track course of the continuous material and high machine speeds, the ML20 delivers reproducibility of up to 0.6 mm and precise and stable detection of nearly any pattern.
When changing label or film rolls, the sensor avoids unnecessary...
Handheld Code Reader with Mobile Computer: DataMan 9500 Series
Industry-leading DataMan® DPM (direct part mark) reading technology is now available on a mobile computer
The DataMan 9500 mobile computer was specifically designed for the rugged conditions of the factory floor yet is small and lightweight enough to fit comfortably in the hand with easy-to-use ergonomic controls.
*DataMan 9500 handheld code reader on a mobile computer
This industrial-grade mobile computer is ideal for reading DPM (direct part mark) codes in applications where operators need to read and view code data but cannot be stationed at a terminal or PC.
Mobile code reading applications include:
* subassembly rework
* inventory management
* process tracking and more!
Joe Pitera joined the Axis team as a Drive and Motion Specialist this past Spring.
Joe comes to us with over 20 years’ experience in automation and most recently from his position as a Level 3, Motion Application Engineer for Siemens. His specific expertise includes but is not limited to PLC programming, HMI programming, electronic and mechanical diagnostics, software programming (VB, ST, LAD, MCC, scripting…) and EMC analysis. He has a strong working knowledge of many applications and considered an expert in converting, printing and packaging. Joe has decided to transition from the vendor side to the distribution side of the business channel, “in order to become more pro-active in supporting customers”.
Joe is a New Jersey native, happily married to his wife, Livia, for 18 years. Together they have three beautiful teenage daughters. When asked about his hobbies, Joe says, “I enjoy grilling, all outdoor activities, and mechanics. I have designed and built, machines...
The 3RR22 current monitoring relays have been expanded by an IO-Link interface for the transfer of digital measured values to the control. The monitoring relays' autonomous function remains available, independently of the control.
• Monitoring for current exceedance and shortfall
• Monitoring for line breakage
• Monitoring for no-load operation and load shedding, in case of V-belt breakage or pump idling
• Monitoring for overload, e.g. caused by a polluted filter system in pump applications
• Monitoring for the functionality of electric loads such as heating
• Monitoring for incorrect phase sequence with mobile systems such as compressors or cranes
• Monitoring for incomplete ground faults, e.g. due to damaged insulation or humidity
Spooling (or winding) is the most effective way to provide convenient packaging for materials of exceptionally long length. Typically, material is fed from a large spool at a certain rate while a SmartMotor traverses the material back and forth to create the desired pattern.
For the "perfect spool", the winder traversing position should be electronically geared to the rotational velocity of the spool that the material's being wound onto. The SmartMotor uses a customizable electronic gearing dwell control to ensure the winding stays in the desired shape even as the diameter of the spool changes because of additional material wound onto the spool.
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Your packaging lines require intelligent components that offer the necessary flexibility for product and format changes, while increasing the efficiency of the automation process.
Solutions from SICK are ideal for this.
Why Use a SINAMICS servo pump?
Simple: Energy saving of up to 70%
Superior efficiency all along the line. This is the criterion when optimizing hydraulic injection molding and blow molding machines. In particular, this applies to all kinds of hydraulically driven axes on, for example, injection molding machines. In addition to the trend to design hydraulic machines completely or partially electrically, it is also advantageous to optimize the hydraulic units.
For this, Siemens provides a perfect approach with the new, highly dynamic SINAMICS servo pump. With an energy saving of up to 70%, your investment in the future will pay off within a very short time.
Reading Multiple Codes
Do you struggle with one of these applications?
*Multiple codes of the same symbology within one field of view
*Multiple codes of mixed symbologies within one field of view
*One or more codes on multiple sides to verify that codes match
*One or more codes on multiple sides to output both sides' read results as one
Reading more than one barcode at a time is challenging for many manufacturing and material handling engineers. In a new Expert Guide from Cognex: Multiple Code Reading Applications Made Easy, learn about how image-based technology solves these four applications with ease.
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