Sensor solutions for the waste and recycling industry
Waste collection, waste sorting, recycling and energy generation
The objective of the recycling economy is limiting the dumping of waste in landfills to a minimum as well as a strong push for recycling. In this context, the sorting and recycling of waste as well as the recovery of energy from waste are growing in importance. To increase the efficiency of these processes, they are increasingly being automated and monitored. SICK offers ideal automation and safety solutions for the collection, sorting and recycling of waste. Emissions are also subject to strict requirements. For instance, these include the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) 2010/75 / EU for waste incineration plants and the newly-revised BREF for waste incineration. Analyzer systems from SICK are used for incineration optimization, flue gas purification and the continuous monitoring of emissions, to name a few examples. SICK offers complete measurement technology and data evaluation from a single source.
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Mobile connectivity: intelligent networking and digitalization
The TDC (Telematic Data Collector) gateway system collects and saves data from several sensors, even different ones, using various interfaces. The mobile communication feature – WLAN or Ethernet – included with the system transmits the data to a customer server or the SICK cloud. Analyses can also be performed in the TDC system based on the incoming data to provide real-time outputs (reactions) via I/Os or SMS messages (alarms). The incoming and outgoing data can be used for downstream process optimization and to improve transparency, thereby increasing productivity. SICK offers optional customer-specific cloud solutions (SaaS) for this purpose.