Technical Reference

FAIL TO SAFE

"Fail to Safe" is a patented concept created by Sensors Incorporated that is designed to provide the optimal product inspection system. At its core, the system assumes every product is assumed to be a "fail" until it is proven "safe" Click "Documentation" for a PDF download!

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A Practical Guide to Machine Vision Lighting

It is well-understood that the quality and appropriateness of lighting are critical aspects for creating a quality, robust, and timely vision inspection. In addition to an understanding of illumination types and techniques, geometry, filtering, sensor characteristics, and color, a thorough analysis of the inspection environment,including sample presentation and sample-light interactions, provide a foundation upon which to design an effective vision lighting solution. It is suggested that designing and following a rigorous lightinganalysis sequence will provide a consistent, and robust environment,thereby maximizing time, effort, and resources –items better used in other critical aspects of vision system design, testing, and implementation.

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BARCODE QUALITY EVALUATION

Because barcodes are the basis of so many data-acquisition systems, it is important to have an approach to verifying the readability of those codes.

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DESIGN FOR INSPECTION

To "Design for Inspection" is to consciously design product packaging to not only be attractive to customers, but to ensure it can be inspected reliably and efficiently. If the product is designed from inception with an eye towards inspection, the end result is optimal for both sales and manufacturing. Click "Documentation" for the full PDF!

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DYNISCO EXTRUSION PROCESSORS HANDBOOK

Dynisco's handbook on extrusion is the definitive training and reference tool for the industry. With full descriptions of the mechanics and operation of all of the related hardware, to specifics of extruding a variety of thermoplastic materials, the handbook is invaluable as a training tool for new operators.

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DYNISCO INJECTION MOLDING HANDBOOK

This excellent overview of the injection molding process covers both hardware and materials. It is ideal for training new operators.

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DYNISCO PRACTICAL RHEOLOGY HANDBOOK

The Dynisco Practical Rheology Handbook provides a review of plastics and polymers, including their names and commonly used abbreviations, processing parameters and testing methods. The handbook also provides a framework for the comprehension of test results as collected from Dynisco Polymer test equipment including melt flow (MF), melt viscosity (MV) and the correlation of solution viscosity to MF and MV.

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ENCLOSURE RATINGS DEFINED

This document breaks down the International Protection (IP) and NEMA enclosure rating codes.

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ENCODER HANDBOOK

Dynapar concentrates 50 years of encoder experience into this guide on everything to do with encoders. It covers everything from the basic construction of the disk to calculating scaling factors when monitoring linear motion through a gearbox.

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OPTICAL FILTERS FOR MACHINE VISION

Optical filters are not just an accessory, they are a necessity. The right filters can save thousands on equipment, and can make the difference between an application on the edge and an application with excellent repeatability.

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PARTS CLEANING USING FLUIDIZED TEMP BATH

Torching and manual cleaning of dies, nozzles, breaker plates, screws, manifolds and related hardware can cause damage, shortening the object's lifes span. Accurate Thermal Systems uses a fluidized, non-abrasive aluminum oxide sand bath at 900 F to clean the parts in 30-60 minutes with no damage to the part.

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PRESSURE TRANSDUCER ACCURACY DEFINED

When comparing pressure transmitters for extrusion, it is important to understand how accuracy is being calculated. Is it "nominal", or a true combined error calculation? This concise presentation explains.

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ROBUST LIGHTING FOR MACHINE VISION

The lighting professionals at Advanced Illumination do an excellent job of defining the critical considerations for lighting machine vision applications.

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TRANSDUCER CARE AND HANDLING

Given their harsh environments of operation, Transducers can be a hard product to care for. We offer great products such as Dynisco's Vertex with a 4 year warranty, but proper care can still go a long way in the longevity of a Transducer. Click "Documentation" for a step by step guide on how to properly care and handle your transducer.

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