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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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Industry 4.0 is picking up speed

Sensor solutions for mobile vehicles and carts

Automated flexibility for mobile vehicles and carts: Our modular solutions portfolio for mobile platforms now makes it possible to implement line guidance, navigation, positioning, environmental recognition, security and load handling with ease.

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Driving your industry 4ward

Sensor intelligence as the foundation of Industry 4.0

The precondition for any industrial change is technological progress. The data-based, networked, and autonomous value creation chain in production and logistics is the culmination of recent technological innovation. We refer to these developments as the fourth industrial revolution.

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Sensor solutions for the tire industry

Tire manufacturing is a complex process that places high requirements on quality and safety. All large tire manufacturers and tire machine builders count on SICK as a reliable partner to provide solutions to these demanding tasks. Highly efficient and highly flexible production is essential in order to meet market requirements for quality and price. The challenge is to make production machines safer and increase production quality under harsh environmental conditions. This also requires product traceability over the entire production cycle. This is where SICK uses its comprehensive sensor and industry expertise to produce ideal solutions.

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Identification Solutions for the Tire Industry - Keep Tire Manufacturing Processes Running Smoothly

Drivers fit summer or winter tires to their vehicles as appropriate for the time of year. They expect suitable and safe tires that will exhibit ideal rolling, braking, and endurance characteristics at all speeds and temperatures. Tires for trucks and aircraft must also meet these requirements, as must those for many types of construction vehicles, heavy-duty vehicles, and industrial vehicles. This is why the product portfolios of tire manufacturers are so wide and varied. As a consequence, they manage and work with a whole range of very different materials on a daily basis. So, given this mix of materials, how can maximum efficiency be achieved in the material flow in tire production and is it possible to combine this with an assurance of traceability without identification procedures and processes becoming overbearing and unwieldy? SICK offers identification solutions designed specifically for the tire industry which can be relied upon to keep the complex tire manufacturing process running smoothly.

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Continental: Hazardous area protection for tire curing machines

A flexible system for hazardous area protection on tire curing machines ensures optimum safety, efficiency, and ergonomics for the tire manufacturer Continental. As part of an international project, Continental is working with experts from SICK to improve safety on its tire curing machines, which are in use at 16 locations around the world.

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Challenges

Safety

Safe machines ensure high productivity. SICK offers the widest portfolio of safety solutions: it is characterized by a high degree of integration in its controls and accompanied by an extensive range of services that includes consulting, commissioning, training and education.

Quality control

Quality testing is required from the outset to ensure a consistent quality and reliability of the tires. From high-precision measurement of web thickness during the extrusion and calendering process, edge guiding and surface testing to accurate 3D measurement of the tire shape: SICK offers the right sensor solution for any application.

Track and trace

Marking with bar codes is standard, but the properties of the tires as well as the material-handling environment mean that identification puts high demands on code reading. SICK offers ideal industrial reading systems for the tire industry, with easy integration, high durability and superior read rates, as well as the ability to get operations back up quickly in the event of a failure.

Flexible Automation

Numerous production steps are required in order to create tires from a large number of different materials in a wide variety of machines. As a mass product, produced in typerelated mass production, high flexibility is required in production. SICK supports you by providing sensors for the flexible automation of your production processes.

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