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Jordan Prindle

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AMR Glass Detection with Ultrasonic Sensors

Posted by Jordan Prindle on Tue, Oct 20, 2020

Autonomous mobile robots, AMRs, typically use LiDAR sensors for the detection of objects. These sensors emit light and rely on a reflection to measure the distance to a particular surface. This is a great method for detecting solid objects but can create challenges when surrounded by transparent materials like glass. In these cases, the emitted light can pass through the material and cause collisions or false readings and loss of position. This type of false reading can result in product damage, downtime, or human injury.  

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Topics: Ultrasonic Sensors, AGV, AMR

Industrial Internet of Things with MQTT and IO-Link Technology

Posted by Jordan Prindle on Thu, Jul 23, 2020

There are many ways to achieve the kind of reliable machine-to-machine connectivity that powers the Industrial Internet of Things. Incorporating MQTT devices is one of them. Do you wonder if switching to MQTT-compliant devices could improve your application? Here is what you must know to build an IIoT-ready system.

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Topics: IO-Link, industry 4.0, iiot, opc ua, MQTT

IO-Link Masters Make Factories Smarter

Posted by Jordan Prindle on Tue, Apr 28, 2020

Industry 4.0 applications require sensors that do more than just deliver process data to the PLC. Sensors must also be able to communicate with PLCs and higher-level SCADA or cloud systems. Pepperl+Fuchs IO-Link masters make this possible.

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Topics: PLC, IO-Link, industry 4.0, iiot, opc ua

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