The Checker 200 Series models offer built-in lighting, variable working distance and high-speed inspection capability at rates faster than 6,000 parts per minute. The sensors detect parts by finding an actual feature such as a product graphic. They also inspect multiple part features simultaneously and can overcome varying part positions on the line without requiring precise part handling. The sensors are equipped with an IP67-rated housing and quick-disconnect cables. Other capabilities and features include encoder-based part tracking, I/O and high-speed USB connectivity.
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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