Intelligent sensors for efficient use of robots
Working together as equals
Sensor solutions for robotics
Humans and robots are working more closely together. Sensors help robots make more intelligent decisions and give them the ability to sense objects, the environment, or their own position. Thanks to sensors from SICK, robots perceive more precisely - the prerequisite for close collaboration. For all challenges in the field of robotics: Robot Vision, Safe Robotics, End-of-Arm Tooling, and Position Feedback.
Safety and productivity in robot systems
Our products and solutions for Robot Vision
In the area of End-of-Arm Tooling, SICK offers sensors that are designed specifically for grippers and robot tools, enabling them to work with fingertip precision.
Production logistics get smart
Closing the circle - Sensor solutions in production logistics - even for the smallest spaces in production
Intelligent sensors for efficient use of robots
SICK offers a wide range of innovative, intelligent sensors with a variety of measuring technologies, such as triangulation, time-of-flight measurement, digital image processing or 3D laser triangulation. This wide range enables a high degree of flexibility for generating, preparing and transferring measured data and fulfills many different requirements for robot guidance. Together with the customer, SICK realizes universal safety concepts for robot cells in accordance with current standards. With its cross-sector know-how and sensor expertise, SICK is the ideal partner for robot applications.
Trends & news
Robot Operating System (ROS) with SICK and KEBA: Diversity and simplification
When we all speak the same language, lots of things become a whole lot easier. But communication isn’t just important between humans. Communication between human and machine, robot and machine control, and application and cloud is just as vital. In robotics, the open source robot management software ROS is the perfect universal language for meeting these challenges.
Cobots Claus & Clara: collaborative robotics with SICK Safety
Continental is one of the world’s leading automotive industry suppliers. The increasing variety of vehicle models, variants, and derivatives being produced and the shorter product life cycles in the automotive industry require parts suppliers to take a more dynamic approach.
Making hard things easy – a safety solution for a mobile heavy-load robot
In modern production facilities, humans and robots are brought into even closer proximity. Safety fences are disappearing and robots which can be moved to any location are required in order to implement flexible yet safe automation solutions in the era of Industry 4.0.
Robot Vision Image-based solutions which enlarge the field of vision of the robots are increasingly becoming the focus. Thanks to vision technology from SICK, the robot localizes and identifies defined objects in advance and decides by itself how to grip the respective part. Thereby, there is no need for mechanical attachments such as object guides. Even measurements and quality inspections can be carried out. For example, optical monitoring systems can monitor the position and quality of products and harmonize the sequence during the joining process.
Safe Robotics The close and, at the same time, safe collaboration between humans and robots on an equal footing is the prerequisite for high productivity, increasing efficiency, and improved ergonomics. Safety technology thereby plays a key role. SICK’s extensive portfolio of safety solutions enables unimpaired and safe human intervention into the robot system and reduces downtime in production. This can be achieved with an adaptive perception of the environment with the aid of intelligent, rugged, and reliable sensors and safe systems.
End-of-Arm Tooling The sensitivity of gripper arms is becoming increasingly important, especially when it comes to flexible production and batch size 1. Intelligent object detection is the key to complex automated applications Light sources and detection functions can be customized and preset in line with special object properties relating to material, surface, or form, for instance. The intelligent sensors from SICK cover all applications for End-of-Arm Tooling and the respective feed systems.
Motor feedback systems in the field of robotics deliver the data on speed and position as well as on the condition of the drives to the control system. They thereby create the sensory foundation for all robot movements. These Smart Motor Sensors from SICK are right in the center of the action and provide the necessary data for the efficient control of the robot and the plant.
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