Brian Schriver

Brian Schriver

Brian Schriver is the Product Manager for Error Proofing Sensors at Rockwell Automation. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He can be reached at the e-mail address below. [email protected]

Stories by Brian Schriver

The Power of Vision-Simplified

For complex inspection and part-placement applications, the vision system-and all the expenses required to support it-may be the only way to go. But for those less-demanding vision tasks, there's a solution that gets the job done without breaking the bank.

The Power of Vision-Simplified

For complex inspection and part-placement applications, the vision system-and all the expenses required to support it-may be the only way to go. But for those less-demanding vision tasks, there's a solution that gets the job done without breaking the bank.

Quality Control and the Art of Error Proofing

The elimination or-at the very least-the maximum reduction of product defects is paramount to manufacturers' efforts to maintain customer satisfaction. Error proofing is a common sense approach that uses awareness, detection, and prevention to meet this goal. Because sensors are a fundamental part of this quality-control process, you need to know their strengths and weaknesses so that you can match the right sensing technology with your application.

To Err Is Not Divine

The hope of every manufacturing management team is to deliver defect-free product. But if that isn't feasible, then the next goal is to minimize defects as much as possible. That's where error proofing comes into play. While it in no way accepts even a small number of defects, its two-pronged approach aims to either prevent them from ever happening or to catch them as soon as possible. And the primary weapons in error proofing's arsenal are sensors.