FEATURED ARTICLESin Automatic Identification
Reducing Production Time With Smart Devices
By Amanda Eason, Rockwell Automation
In industry, there’s always a growing need to find ways to increase throughput without increasing...
The role of RFID in the smart factory
Control Engineering Europe
The ‘smart factory’, which industry experts say will be upon us within the next two decades, will see machines, raw...
Image-Based ID Reader Reads Codes on Printing Plates
A Cognex DataMan 300 is able to read IDs on process-free printing plates at NELA, replacing other scanners that could not see the virtually...
Ensuring reliable identification
Control Engineering Europe
By Ingo Hecker, Siemens Process Automation.
Having the ability to track and trace products throughout the entire...
NEWSin Automatic Identification
- Microscan to demonstrate MicroHAWK machine vision solution at The Assembly Show
- Balluff partners with InformaTrac to combine RFID and asset management solutions
- Microscan to host 3-day machine vision training course
- ams to divest NFC and RFID reader IP and technologies to STMicroelectronics
- Turck announces partnership with U Grok It
- PcVue adds Auto-ID tracking to SCADA software
- Microscan appoints Dan Barnes Vice President, Operations
- Balluff signs distributor in the Southeast
- RFID market to exceed $10 billion in 2015
- July Manufacturing Technology Orders Down
- SATO Global Solutions opens office in Fort Lauderdale
- China's RFID market will reach $4.3 billion by 2025
PRODUCT NEWSin Automatic Identification
Fairbanks Scales announces LabelBank/DataBank bar code labeling system
The industrial bar coding system combines factory-installed software with a networkable touch screen instrument and industrial thermal bar code...
Phoenix Contact introduces Thermofox Prime portable card printer
When combined with Phoenix Contact’s new Thermofox handheld printer, Thermomark Prime can provide a solution for on-site marking of terminal...
AutomationDirect releases Datalogic series of contrast sensors
Designed to detect the difference in the wavelength of the reflected light between a target mark and background, the contrast sensors use RGB light...
MEDIAin Automatic Identification
RESOURCESin Automatic Identification
By Thomas McAvinew and Raymond Mulley
Ideal for engineers, managers, sales people, technicians, and students, this book will improve and...
To meet the growing demand for mobile barcode reader apps in the US market, Progea has developed a new feature for the Movicon 11 Web Client App....
Board helps development of ANDY100 energy harvesting chip with RFID EPC C1G2 wireless communication and SPI master
WHITE PAPERSin Automatic Identification
Labeling is frequently considered a background process that doesn’t get any attention until it causes a problem. As a result, bar...
By Adam Steele
Describes the potential applications of radio-frequency identification (RFID) in industry. An in-depth analysis of the technology,...
By Matthew Mather, SICK
Have camera/image-based code readers replaced traditional laser scanners? Has RFID’s day finally come? Learn how to...
CASE STUDIESin Automatic Identification
The challenge for the integrator that designed and installed the automation system was to find an ID reader that could deliver near 100% read...
Kia Motors deployed DataMan barcode readers from Cognex and achieved 99% read rates. DataMan barcode readers are optimized with patented algorithms...
Exide had difficulties in reading 2D data matrix codes burned into plastic with a laser burner. The problem was solved by switching to image-based...
EVENTSin Automatic Identification
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