Since we are well into 2018, SICK USA thought it was high time we shared our top blog posts of 2017. These are posts that YOU enjoyed reading the most. Keep checking back because we publish weekly and you never know when your next favorite post might appear!

In order, here are the top 5 blog posts of 2017.

1. How to Choose Between PVC and PUR Cables?

When should you use a PUR cable versus a PVC cable? Does the cable need to be halogen-free?   Read more to learn how to select the right cable for your application.

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2. Five Benefits of Using RFID in Manufacturing & Supply Chain Management

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), in particular, passive RFID, has become increasingly common in industrial environments as a way to track and trace products, assets, and material flow. Read more to discover 5 five benefits that result from using this technology.

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3. How to Calculate Safety Distance for Light Curtains

When safeguarding machinery, it is not enough to simply install a light curtain and assume the machine is safe. Calculating safety distance, as defined by ANSI, is a crucial step for any light curtain installation. Read more to learn how to calculate the minimum safety distance for light curtains.

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4. Calculate Encoder Resolution: Absolute v. Incremental

One of the most important factors to consider before choosing an encoder is the resolution. The encoder resolution will be calculated differently based on whether you are using an incremental or an absolute encoder. Watch the short video which explains how the resolution is calculated.

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5. What is My Safety Laser Scanner Telling Me?

When lights are flashing on your safety laser scanner or a code is output on the display, it is necessary to identify why this is occurring so appropriate actions are taken. Not sure what these ‘unknown’ codes are telling you? Fortunately, the diagnostic logs stored in SICK’s safety laser scanners can help you do just that.

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