Household appliances

Achieving more with intelligent sensors

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Production logistics get smart

Closing the circle - Sensor solutions in production logistics - even for the smallest spaces in production

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Machine vision succeeds with SICK

Individual and easy-to-configure 2D and 3D image processing – thanks to SICK AppSpace

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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.

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Ready-to-use safety solutions

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Safe and intelligent complete solutions tailored to your challenges - we offer the entire range. Boost your productivity through machine safety: From individual advice, planning, implementation right through to acceptance, we will manage the entire project for you.

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Overview

Achieving more with intelligent sensors

Technological progress does not stop at the household appliance industry. Trends such as smart homes and a growing middle class worldwide are enormous drivers of growth and technology. Together with increased demands on price and performance, this also affects production. Manufacturing processes can be automated with the help of intelligent sensor technology and product quality can be checked inline. Cooperation and collaboration between humans and robots are playing an increasingly important role here. This requires innovative and dynamic safety concepts. Just as important as the manufacturing itself are the production logistics. The transport and storage of materials and the associated data management have now become core elements of transparent, efficient manufacturing. With sensor, system, and service solutions and the right consulting, SICK provides in-depth support to customers in their transformation to automated manufacturing, quality, safety, and production logistics processes.

Trends & news

Automated incoming goods inspection thanks to middleware and vertical integration

The opportunities offered by digitalization are not all to be found in production. A new understanding of logistics is required to exploit digitalization along the entire supply chain – from procurement logistics, through warehouse and production logistics, to distribution logistics. Commissioned by a package and logistics service provider, SICK equipped the new distribution center of a textile brand producer with an automated RFID-based incoming goods control system.

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Interview on the 4.0 NOW factory: “Bringing together innovations”

In 2019, SICK opened the doors to the 4.0 NOW factory in Freiburg. In the meantime, not only have visitor groups gained exciting insights into the production processes, but Joachim Schultis, Head of Operations of Photoelectric Sensors & Fibers, has also learned about the factory itself. What lessons have Schultis and his team learned from operation in recent months?

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The perfect protective field size for autonomous industrial vehicles

The experts at SICK are often asked to advise customers in selecting safety laser scanners, as the range of scanners is very large and each one has different technical specifications. They often simply want the one with the “largest possible” protective field. In this article, we aim to show that this is not the only thing that matters when it comes to mobile applications.

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Challenges

Safety

Increasing automation in household appliance production requires intelligent, dynamic and flexible safety concepts. SICK safety solutions ensure the protection of operating personnel, optimize production, and reduce the machine footprint and downtime.

Quality control

Assembly processes are strongly influenced by the product and require flexibility and openness to develop and implement individual processes. Reliability is an important requirement for each of these different processes, which poses a highly challenging task for quality control. SICK’s distance sensors, vision sensors and systems support nearly every type of monitoring.

Track and trace

Reliable identification is a prerequisite for a smooth production flow, and lays the foundations for traceability and continuous quality improvement. SICK offers a wide range of sensor solutions for production logistics. Lots of data is only useful if it can be integrated into the existing logistics and machine architecture. SICK offers solutions for connectivity and middleware for this purpose. They ensure that your collected information can be called up from anywhere at any time and is also used profitably. Comprehensive analytics applications accompany overall data management.

Flexible automation

The automation of handling and assembly processes under the most stringent accuracy requirements requires high resolution positioning systems, flexible production lines, and strong diagnostic abilities. Modern, intelligent sensors from SICK are able to store settings, use automated teach-in and diagnostic capabilities, and independently evaluate and relay the sensor data in the process, thus making a significant contribution towards meeting these challenges in household appliance production.