Machine tools cover a broad spectrum from smaller stand-alone machines, machining centers to automated production cells. The complexity of the parts, quality and quantity requirements in regard to the production process influence the level of automation and the implementation of sensor technology. The machine drive and control, integrated handling and robotics are additional influencing factors for the selection of sensor systems in regard to function parameters, quality and their interaction within a system.
SICK sensors are used for the efficient control of processes, part detection or for their precise measurement and to safeguard hazardous areas for the automation of processes.
In the area of metal or sheet processing, different types of presses, punches or laser cutting machines are used, for example, for the production of automobile automotive parts, major household appliances or parts for the electronics industry. Shears and metal saws are used to cut raw material to size, pipes or metal sheets are processed further using bending machines or press brakes.
SICK Sensor Intelligence stands for far more than machine safety. Below is a selection of application and sensor solutions we provide for the segment of metal forming machines:
This segment is characterized by the use of cutting tools and the resulting use of coolants and lubricants in machining processes. Milling machines or lathes for the production of complex part geometries or of the smallest, highly precise dimensions, grinding machines or honing machines for generating surfaces accurate to 0.001. Requirements of the automotive industry "Powertrain or part supplier" or those of the consumer goods industry, for instance the manufacture of fittings or jewellery are all possible thanks to SICK sensor systems.
SICK Sensor Intelligence stands for far more than machine safety. Below is a selection of the other application and sensor solutions we provide for the cutting machine sector: