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Microscan announces updates to their free barcode generator
February 13, 2017

Microscan announces updates to their free barcode generator

The barcode generator is a free online tool enabling users to create, save, and email custom barcodes. 28 different barcode types, from linear to stacked to 2D symbologies, are now available.

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Control System Documentation: Applying Symbols and Identification, Second Edition - $79.00
April 26, 2016

Control System Documentation: Applying Symbols and Identification, Second Edition - $79.00

By Thomas McAvinew and Raymond Mulley
Ideal for engineers, managers, sales people, technicians, and students, this book will improve and strengthen communications among not only instrumentation specialists, but all interested professionals.

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June 02, 2015

Read Barcodes Using The Movicon Web Client

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. This feature enables iPhone and iPad smartphones and tablets to read barcodes when they have the Movicon Web Client App installed.

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Farsens releases SPIDER evaluation board for energy harvesting
March 09, 2015

Farsens releases SPIDER evaluation board for energy harvesting

Board helps development of ANDY100 energy harvesting chip with RFID EPC C1G2 wireless communication and SPI master

Farsens releases MEDUSA development platform
January 07, 2015

Farsens releases MEDUSA development platform

MEDUSA development platform for battery-free wireless sensors and actuators allows developers to design components driven by RF energy harvesting

Thomas & Betts upgrades T&B Mobile App
January 23, 2014

Thomas & Betts upgrades T&B Mobile App

T&B Mobile 2.0 has a tools button to retrieve literature, view videos and scan barcodes on T&B product packaging.

Balluff publishes Industrial Identification Catalog
November 21, 2013

Balluff publishes Industrial Identification Catalog

Catalog contains RFID systems (Tool ID, LF, HF, and UHF), vision sensors, and supporting accessories and cables.

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Pepperl+Fuchs publishes Online Sensor and Systems Catalog
June 10, 2013

Pepperl+Fuchs publishes Online Sensor and Systems Catalog

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.

Balluff updates its website
June 28, 2012

Balluff updates its website

Website covers sensors, transducers, vision, RFID systems and networking products.

Wago publishes ProServe brochure
January 06, 2012

Wago publishes ProServe brochure

Brochure highlights updates to ProServe Design, Assembly and Marking suite.

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Microscan offers Free Online Barcode Generator
May 05, 2011

Microscan offers Free Online Barcode Generator

More than 19 different symbologies ranging from linear barcodes to stacked codes and 2D symbologies are available, as well as a custom color feature.

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AutomationDirect Technical Product Reference
March 04, 2011

AutomationDirect Technical Product Reference

AutomationDirect’s volume 14 catalog offers thousands of industrial automation products for a wide range of applications. The latest edition features product descriptions, technical data, and photos for PLCs, touch screen monitors, AC and DC motors, sensors, switches, drives and more.

April 11, 2010

ISA publishes Online ISA Directory of Automation

This valuable resource—the top purchasing guide in the automation field—is available to ISA’s members from a link on the ISA homepage.

March 08, 2010

Automation, Systems, and Instrumentation Dictionary

No technical library is complete without this comprehensive dictionary covering the entire vocabulary of automation, systems, and instrumentation. This authoritative fourth edition contains the latest trends in industrial instrumentation and automation. References relevant to ISA and IEC standards are included throughout, along with illustrations to enhance the definitions of more difficult terminology. With CDROM.

Datalogic Automation updates its Website
February 26, 2010

Datalogic Automation updates its Website

Website covers identification (laser scanners & rfid), sensors, safety & measurement, vision (imagers & vision) and laser marking & processing.

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November 11, 2009

SICK releases web site with enhanced navigational features

Customers can get detailed product features, benefits, specifications, and request a quote or buy online with just a few clicks.

IMPACT Vision Software Download
July 20, 2009

IMPACT Vision Software Download

IMPACT vision software from PPT Vision pairs with smart camera technology to provide enhanced usability and inspection capabilities for challenging machine vision applications. Free download.

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June 25, 2009

Microscan updates its web site

Web site covers machine vision, machine vision lighting, barcodes, and verification.

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Banner updates website
July 02, 2008

Banner updates website

The site showcases Banner’s offerings, including sensors, machine safety products, vision equipment, wireless devices and indicator lights.

May 25, 2008

Vision algorithms by the book

Test & Measurement World, May 2008

Review of book, Machine Vision Algorithms and Application. It covers machine vision in three main chapters. The longest chapter covers vision algorithms, while the remaining two address vision applications and hardware (lenses, cameras, and lights).

May 07, 2008

SME DVD shows applications of RFID technology

"RFID: Tool Tracking Solutions" shows the infrastructure and technology behind RFID as well as real-world practical applications, challenges and advantages of using RFID.

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April 17, 2008

How to Measure: Translucent Materials

By Gordon Leggett, Hunter Lab

Translucent materials offer a significant color measurement challenge since they interact with light in far less controlled manner than most other materials. The color of a material is calculated from measurements of its relative spectral reflectance or transmittance.

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April 14, 2008

Adept offers free Global Conference 2008 CD

Included are presentations on future technologies, software, hardware, controls, vision, robots etc.

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Cognex adds vision case histories to web site
April 08, 2008

Cognex adds vision case histories to web site

Site has 80 application case studies, selectable by industry and application, to show how Cognex customers are benefiting from machine vision.

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February 20, 2008

Frost & Sullivan launches Process Control Technology Alert

On a quarterly basis, the Process Control Technology alert reports and analyzes the latest advances across a range of process control and automation areas.

Cognex offers free Vision software
January 31, 2008

Cognex offers free Vision software

A free trial version of VisionPro 5.0 software is available for download from the new Cognex web site.

January 28, 2008

Lowry releases Retail Quick Comply RFID kits

Kits provide the necessary hardware, software, RFID Labels and support to adhere to retail compliance mandates from Sam's Club and other large retailers.

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ILS publishes Labeling Systems catalog
December 18, 2007

ILS publishes Labeling Systems catalog

The Labeling, Barcoding, Data Collection Catalog includes label printing systems, automated print and apply systems, barcode and RFID data collection solutions.

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TURCK offers free BL ident RFID software
October 18, 2007

TURCK offers free BL ident RFID software

Free software aids in RFID equipment selection by quickly simulating an application’s parameters and values.

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ASI releases Industrial Labeling System catalog
September 25, 2007

ASI releases Industrial Labeling System catalog

Catalog describes printing and labeling systems for terminal block labels, wire markers, cable tags, switch and pilot light name plates, equipment labels, component labels, etc.

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July 23, 2007

Oxford Sensor Technology offers Turnkey robot systems

OST offers complete, custom-made solutions for robot guidance, inspection and welding.

AMT announces machine vision feasibility consulting services
June 28, 2007

AMT announces machine vision feasibility consulting services

The service helps manufacturers to identify potential opportunities to use machine vision for robot guidance and quality inspection.

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Datalogic upgrades its web site
June 27, 2007

Datalogic upgrades its web site

Datalogic's site covers bar code readers, rugged mobile computers, and RFID systems.

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May 14, 2007

Choosing the Right Image Processing Software

By DALSA Coreco

This white paper reviews critical considerations when selecting a machine vision software development package. This will include different programming languages and structure; algorithm performance; software reliability and robustness; and the impact of upgrades both to computing platforms and image processing programs.

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May 14, 2007

Choosing a Vision System’s Level of Automation to Suit the Application’s Requirements

Paper from Advanced Manufacturing Expo

By: Patrick Beauchemin, P.Eng., Ph.D., VISIONx INC.

Application requirements are the primary factor that dictate the level of automation. Others include cost, operator safety, operating environment, and considerations having to do with the existing equipment in place.

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May 14, 2007

Choosing the Right Image Acquisition Technology

By DALSA Coreco

This white paper covers the image acquisition board (frame grabber) and its related software. It will outline the critical functions these components play and discuss some of the recent engineering innovations being deployed to significantly increase the reliability of this process.

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May 14, 2007

Choosing the Right Machine Vision Supplier

By DALSA Coreco

This white paper will highlight some of the key attributes you should look for in a machine vision supplier, and why taking the time to carefully assess a supplier’s capability and choosing the right partner will save you time and money in the long run.

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Banner releases vision brochure on sensors, lighting & accessories
February 16, 2007

Banner releases vision brochure on sensors, lighting & accessories

Brochure contains information about implementing Banner vision sensors and lighting into factory processes, along with a number of helpful tools for choosing the best vision inspection solution for unique applications.

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