Author Archives: Mark Sippel

About Mark Sippel

Mark Sippel is the North American Product Marketing Manager for Object ID and Photoelectric sensors with Balluff NA.

“Team” Spells Success In Traceability

If you’ve ever considered a traceability project, like asset tracking for instance, you’ve probably also done some homework into the different technological ways to implement it, from barcoding to using RFID (radio frequency identification). And possibly, while doing that research, … Continue reading

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RFID ROI – Don’t forget the payback!

Just recently, while visiting a customer wanting to implement an RFID asset tracking solution, it occurred to me that ROI (return-on-investment) should always be the ultimate goal for most uses of RFID. What brought this to mind? It was because … Continue reading

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UHF RFID, One Size Fits All! – Really?

In many of the traditional industrial applications, especially for example, WIP (work in progress) applications, the lighter designed, less robust and many times lower cost UHF products used today for commercial or consumer logistics solutions may not be the way to go. Continue reading

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A Bolt For RFID

The Databolt™ is most likely what you might picture when you hear that name in reference to RFID. It is literally an industrial grade bolt with an RFID tag embedded inside. Continue reading

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Survey Says: “UHF RFID works”

We always want assurances that the RFID technology we buy today will provide a solution that meets or exceeds our expectations, whether that be ROI, performance/though-put, efficiency or all of these. After all, failure is usually not an option, especially with our more costly investments. Continue reading

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Vision sensors conquer 1D and 2D barcode reading applications

Written by: Andrew Bollinger Many industries are trending toward the adoption and use of two-dimensional barcodes and readers. Thus the growth in popularity, acceptance of use, and the positive track record; 2D code readers offer a better way to track data.

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Full Color Sensing

Written by: Andrew Bollinger Interested in learning how the software behind a color sensor works?  This demonstration shows how easy it is to analyze the color values and differences in eight paint samples.

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RFID Embraces The Cloud

One of the biggest advantages of using Radio Frequency Identification in industry and logistics today is the visibility it can provide into the process. With the use of Cloud Computing, that visibility can be achieved with greater flexibility and lower cost.

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Get it in Writing?

I recently attended the RFID Journal Live 2011 trade show and conference in Orlando, FL. I really like this event because it brings together a diverse group of vendors, academics and customers in a setting that promotes open, honest discussions. … Continue reading

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Industrial Identification – Barcodes

Written by: Andrew Bollinger In the realm of manufacturing and industrial automation, the need to easily track products and collect information about their whereabouts has been a problem faced by many businesses. The complexities surrounding the details of successfully identifying … Continue reading

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