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Solving the puzzle of success - fpt Robotik and SICK work in perfect harmony in Robot Vision application

If all the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle fit together, what emerges is a beautiful picture. Renowned automation specialist fpt Robotik has combined its new patented gripper with SICK’s Visionary-T 3D camera to solve a specific type of automation puzzle – but unlike a jigsaw, the project wasn’t just...

Custody transfer gas measurement: Modernization of the SGI gas pipeline interconnection point

Natural gas is a fundamental resource which plays a crucial role within Italian energy systems. It is for this reason that the modernization of the installations and infrastructures dedicated to its transport and distribution is becoming strategic. The Società Gasdotti Italia S.p.A. (SGI) partnered...

More Value: Sensor Intelligence for the Chemical Industry

The future is now. In the production of chemicals, modern sensors are increasingly used to improve and elaborate automation, even outside the core processes. Besides efficiency gains, a heightened awareness of safety and steady reduction of human resources play a role in this context. The main area...

The platform screen doors on the Seoul Metro are monitored by 2D laser scanners

The Seoul Metro forms the backbone of the city’s local public transport network. Every year the metro system in South Korea’s capital is used by millions of passengers. Almost all of its more than 300 stations are fitted with automated platform screen doors. The majority of these are monitored by 2D...

Making hard things easy – A safety solution for a mobile heavy-load robot

In modern production facilities, humans and robots are brought into even closer proximity. Safety fences are disappearing and robots which can be moved to any location are required in order to implement flexible yet safe automation solutions in the era of Industry 4.0. Swedish robot company OpiFlex...

Measurement principles go head-to-head: Oxygen Technologies do battle

The TRANSIC100LP laser transmitter has exactly the right nose for oxygen – and a customer‘s own comparison has proved this. Pitted against the established method of paramagnetic measurement, TDLS technology is able to offer a lower initial investment level for measuring stations, and much more...

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