…and action! Innovations and new sensor solutions in use

Jan 14, 2019

From world’s first safety laser scanner certified for use in outdoor applications, over vertical and bidirectional edge cloud integration, up to complete turnkey solutions – sensor intelligence plays a decisive role automated production and logistics processes. The development of sensor data into reliable information available worldwide is a major success factor. Three innovations from SICK are explained in these videos:





Vertical and bidirectional edge cloud integration

With the approach to vertical, bidirectional integration, SICK is ushering in a paradigm shift in industrial automation. In this example, various sensors generate data. A SIM4000 Sensor Integration Machine merges, interprets, and generates information from this data, then sends the information to the cloud. The SICK Analytics Solutions analysis application installed in the cloud processes this information and creates transparency across all relevant workflows.






Automated processes outdoors – thanks to outdoor safety

The outdoorScan3 is the first safety laser scanner certified to IEC 62998 for use in outdoor applications. Thanks to its innovative outdoor-safeHDDM® scanning technology, outdoorScan3 works safely and reliably in all weather, such as sun, rain, snow, or fog – thus closing a major gap in the automation of industrial processes. 





Ranger3 – Big 3D performance in a small package

The new standard in industrial 3D image processing: SICK presents its Ranger3, a newly-developed 3D vision camera which is setting future standards in industrial 3D image processing when it comes to technology, speed, resolution and easy integration. This creates new opportunities for vision machine builders and vision system integrators in a wide range of industrial applications.




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Bernhard Müller 

Senior Vice President Industry 4.0

Bernhard Müller has been on the Management Board of SICK AG since 2009 and responsible for the topic Industry 4.0 since 2015. He was involved in the qualification of data transmission in the worldwide networks of telecommunications providers for more than 25 years.


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