Articles & News on Automatic Identification

Options for Automating Industrial Laser Marking

  • by Philipp Febel
  • December 22, 2021
  • Feature

From mark alignment software to tray infeed modules, laser marking solutions are built to suit.

Steve Sundstrom Appointed President of SATO America

  • May 26, 2021
  • News

Steve Sundstrom was appointed president of SATO America, LLC to accelerate the company’s transformation into a customer-centric provider of auto-ID solutions in North America. 

Columbia Marking Tools Forms New Advanced Part Marking Division

  • February 25, 2021
  • News

Columbia Marking Tools, Inc. announces the establishment of a new Advanced Part Marking Division (APMD) to provide marking tools, processes, machines, and equipment to the emerging electric and autonomous vehicle industry.

Image Based Barcode Reader Market Riding on the Coattails of Industry 4.0: FMI Study

  • July 28, 2020
  • News

Adoption of Industry 4.0 has influenced manufacturing firms to increasingly turn to asset tracking and monitoring technologies to efficiently track and monitor asset locations and their status. Image based barcode readers are the core devices for such activities.

SATO joins RAIN RFID Alliance

  • May 1, 2020
  • News

The RAIN RFID alliance aims for the advancement of IoT technologies, with specific focus on promotion of the UHF RFID standard (ISO/IEC 18000-63 and GS1’s EPC “Gen2”) through the testing, support and education of service providers and end users.

AMETEK Surface Vision helps Spanish steel manufacturer enhance inspection system

  • March 20, 2020
  • Case Study

To meet customer quality expectations, ARANIA was looking to implement an automated inspection system, with the goal of assuring its customers in the automotive industry that the delivered material met top quality requirements.

Embracing the Cloud for Labeling

  • by Josh Roffman
  • March 5, 2020
  • Feature

There are a host of advantages in adopting the SaaS model for business solutions such as labeling. Not surprisingly there is both a growing trend for companies to integrate labeling with their cloud-based enterprise applications as well as a distinct move to embrace cloud based labeling solutions.

Association for Advancing Automation Report: North American machine vision market down in 2019

  • December 11, 2019
  • News

Machine vision systems saw a decrease of 2% year over year, at $599.9 million. This category includes smart cameras and application specific machine vision (ASMV) systems. The machine vision components market (cameras, lighting, optics, imaging boards, and software) dipped 4% to $92.1 million in the same time. Total machine vision financial transactions fell 2% to $694.1 million.

Mitsubishi Electric holds workforce development program in Houston

  • September 5, 2019
  • News

As part of the company’s Workforce Development Program, it aims to bring its equipment to schools, technical colleges, and non-profit organizations, and provide skills in programming, service, maintenance and operations. Mitsubishi Electric Automation granted a CNC Specialist Certification to those who successfully completed the program, which was offered during the week of August 26-30th.

Valcor releases white paper on surge pressure mitigation devices

  • August 28, 2019
  • News

This paper presents a trade study that compares four devices: an orifice, a venturi, a flow fuse, and a flow fuse with a dashpot (slow closing).