Outdoor safety: moving beyond limits

Achieving a high level of productivity is a primary concern of our customers not only for indoor but also outdoor applications. The fields of application for outdoor automation are numerous and extend from monitoring hazardous areas outside right through to integrated logistics processes inside and outside buildings.

When sensors are used outdoors, the robustness of the hardware and intelligence of the software are decisive factors. With our safety solutions, we support you reliably and efficiently even in rain, snow, direct sunlight or fog – and we are certified to do so.

Even in the harshest environments, like open pit mining or the agricultural sector, we solve your challenge. This offers you a completely new potential for increasing productivity and opening up new applications.

Discover application examples for outdoor solutions

Automated AGVR tractors safeguarded by safety laser scanner outdoorScan3 from SICK

 AGVR makes autonomous tractors safe for outdoor applications 

“At first there were no certified safety laser scanners for outdoor applications. […] When our contact person at SICK mentioned on one of his visits that SICK was working on safety laser scanners for outdoor applications, we immediately expressed our interest in it. And SICK kept its promise. This outdoor scanner does the job.”

Wim Luijendijk, Managing Director of Sales, AGVR, Netherlands

The outdoorScan3 safety laser scanner monitors autonomous tractors at AGVR 


Outdoor intralogistics taken to a new level

BASF, SICK and renowned AGV system manufacturers are combining their interdisciplinary expertise to work on a concept for an autonomous and seamless logistics chain in outdoor areas. “We want to use an outdoor vehicle that can operate autonomously in challenging ambient conditions without human supervision.”

Marco Burkhart, Intralogistic Design, BASF SE, Germany

The outdoorScan3 safety laser scanner is being stress-tested at BASF

Outstanding availability of automated guided vehicles even in harsh weather conditions

„For us, the outdoors has now become just like inside the factory building when it comes to safety technology." 
Mathias Magg, Software Development Team Leader, serva transport systems, Germany 

The outdoorScan3 safety laser scanner operating at serva transport systems


Additional information on outdoor safety at SICK

The first of its kind – high availability even in unfavorable weather conditions:

outdoorScan3 safety laser scanner

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