FEATURED ARTICLESin Automatic Identification
- Track and trace to avoid quality control disasters
- HF vs. UHF: Which type of RFID solution is better?
- Image-Based Barcode Reader Gives NASCAR Teams Extra Assurance about Their Wheels
- Barcodes and RFID: On the Same Team
- Keep Track Of Your Assets
- In Track and Sort, Machine Vision IS the Trend
- Industrial RFID trends
- Back on track
- What happens when automation systems fail?
- Image-based AutoID Redefines “Fast Read” for Manufacturing, Logistics
- Using RFID technology to improve ATEX/DSEAR Inspection Integrity in Hazardous Areas
- Machine vision provides food and beverage barcode inspections with accuracy and efficiency
NEWSin Automatic Identification
- RFID market grows 17% in one year
- Global Food Market to gobble up RFIDs
- Global RFID Market to reach $7.88 Billion in 2013
- Apptricity certifies Janam RFID readers
- Datalogic celebrates 40th Anniversary
- RFID adapts to Wireless Sensor Networks
- RFID Market grows in 2012
- Good Time to Be an Automation Pro
- Pepperl+Fuchs PowerScan Barcode Reader certified for hazardous locations
- Spies, Hackers and Energy - Preventing a Digital Pearl Harbor
- How China is Stealing Our Secrets
- Datalogic acquires Accu-Sort for $135 million
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RESOURCESin Automatic Identification
T&B Mobile 2.0 has a tools button to retrieve literature, view videos and scan barcodes on T&B product packaging.
Catalog contains RFID systems (Tool ID, LF, HF, and UHF), vision sensors, and supporting accessories and cables.
1,000+ page resource guide covers proximity, photoelectric, and ultrasonic sensors, rotary encoders, positioning systems, inclination and acceleration sensors, AS-Interface products, identification system RFIDs, and logic control units.
WHITE PAPERSin Automatic Identification
By Matthew Mather, SICK
Have camera/image-based code readers replaced traditional laser scanners? Has RFID’s day finally come? Learn how to better understand the potential benefits and limitations of each of these technologies, so that you are better armed in your decision as to whether or not the added investment for each technology is justified for your applications.
By Marchesini Group
Counterfeit drugs are a problem worldwide. Pharmaceutical companies now have to conform to new regulations involving packaging. This white paper describes the regulations and codes needed to track drugs through the distribution chain from manufacturing to retail.
By Packaging Coordinators
It is important that the supply chain remains safe and free of counterfeits. One major obstacle is that there is no unified global database where scanned bar codes on drug packaging can be checked. Regulatory bodies, pharmaceutical sector, retailers and clinicians will need to work together to overcome this counterfeiting pandemic.
CASE STUDIESin Automatic Identification
Industrial Ethernet Book
Unglaube integrated the PROFINET Device Protocol Stack from Softing Industrial Automation into their Data Matrix code reader system.
SIC Marking created a mechanical system of loading plates on the marking machine for laser marking of the product name, customer's number, serial number and barcode.
Process and Control Today
Zeltwanger Automation in Germany, assembles and tests 400,000 pumps annually and assigns each its own data record with measured values. The data is contained in a laser-etched Data Matrix code that is placed on each product and read by the Cognex DataMan barcode reader.
EVENTSin Automatic Identification
This year’s CSIA conference provides systems integrator members with educational and networking opportunities to help your company put on an Inspiring Performance for your customers.
RSTechED is a training event for end-users, systems integrators, partners and OEMs. With the latest Rockwell Automation products and technology solutions on display, participants will gain an in-depth understanding of how the Integrated Architecture is information-enabling global companies.
The Summit will provide engineering and operational professionals, automation and operations management and senior-level executives with end user learning opportunities covering the complete spectrum of automation--from process and discrete to motion control and drives.