SICK, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems, machine vision, encoders and automatic identification solutions for factory, logistics, and process automation, is pleased to announce the hiring of Chris Soranno as a Safety Application Specialist.
The new One Series Safety Transmitter, designed to safeguard critical chemical production functions, is SIL 2-certified.
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Though many engineers are familiar with the tried-and-true steps to troubleshooting an automated system, the fastest route to an answer can often go unchecked. How an experience troubleshooting the impact of a power supply on a light curtain reminded one engineer of this often-overlooked solution.
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