Safety solutions from SICK - for optimum safety and maximum productivity: Customer-specific planning and consistent implementation - from risk assessment through to commissioning, all from one source
Waldkirch, January 2019 – As the market leader in industrial safety technology, SICK plans to focus increasingly on system business in the future. Safe sensors, switching amplifiers, controls and services will be bundled into sophisticated and future-proof cross-industry application solutions, thereby offering optimum safety combined with maximum productivity for customers in all company sizes. The company does not just have decades of technology and application experience, but also provides comprehensive project management and integration services. This makes it possible to guarantee interface-free and thus risk-free implementation of both small and complex safety projects by experienced and certified safety experts.
The service scope for turnkey safety solutions from SICK starts with an initial assessment of the individual task and boundary conditions of the application. A safety concept is then developed after the machine safeguarding evaluation and risk assessment have been completed. The next step is full clarification and planning of the required safe sensors, controls, software and hardware components as well as possible external services, including mechanical, electrical and control integration into the final safety design of the application. A final function test with documentation, test report and the SICK quality mark VERIFIED SAFETY completes commissioning and handover of the fully equipped and operation-ready safety solution to the customer.
Why SICK – and how does the customer benefit from safe turnkey solutions?
As one of the first safety specialists, SICK’s goal is to realize holistic, fully customized and future-proof turnkey safety solutions for its customers. SICK offers decades of experience in safety technology, process expertise in all relevant industries, what is probably the widest range of safety-certified components, professional project management with time- and content-defined processes as well as a global network of experienced safety and support specialists. This allows SICK to develop tailor-made solutions that are optimally matched to the required safety level (PLa to PLe) and guarantee efficient productivity.
Customers who decide on turnkey safety solutions from SICK can concentrate on their own core competencies. They benefit from efficient and experienced project realization from one source. They are supported exclusively by a SICK contact person, receive maximum planning certainty, and benefit from reliable project delivery times as well as comprehensive documentation of the complete safety project. Hardware and software interfaces - and thus project and implementation risks - are minimized, even if SICK integrates specified components from other manufacturers into its solutions. During operation or if important conditions in the application environment change, the turnkey safety solutions impress with an application- and standard-conforming safety scope, optimum functionality as well as migration capability and future security.
VERIFIED SAFETY made by SICK
The quality mark VERIFIED SAFETY is used for safety projects in a large number of installations and applications. This includes protection of stretch film wrappers and packaging machines was well as safety-oriented operating and rear area monitoring of vulcanizing presses in the tire manufacturing industry, or accident and collision avoidance at material transfer stations in intralogistics processes. With Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things, the focus is increasingly on turnkey solutions for automated guided vehicles and autonomous platforms and for scenarios with human-robot collaboration. Here also, VERIFIED SAFETY made by SICK offers a path to greater safety and productivity.
SICK is one of the world’s leading producers of sensors and sensor solutions for industrial applications. Founded in 1946 by Dr.-Ing. e. h. Erwin Sick, the company with headquarters in Waldkirch im Breisgau near Freiburg ranks among the technological market leaders. With more than 50 subsidiaries and equity investments as well as numerous agencies, SICK maintains a presence around the globe. In the 2017 fiscal year, SICK had almost 9,000 employees worldwide and a group revenue of around EUR 1.5 billion.