POY Finalist: Data matrix positioning system
Finalist in Automation and Control in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
The PosiTrack PCV Data Matrix Positioning System is a 2-D camera-based position feedback system that uses data matrix technology to solve numerous linear feedback applications common to automated storage and retrieval systems, overhead monorails, lifts, and rotary turntables. The PosiTrack PCV system is capable of fast read speeds to 41 ft/s, and the high data density of the 2-D code square allows continuous reading over distances up to 6 miles. Thin strips of adhesive-backed data matrix codes placed along a carrier’s travel path continuously update its movement with +/- 0.1 mm resolution.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey