Sensor solutions for mobile platforms: Environment perception and safety
During transportation mobile vehicles and carts have to be able to recognize and perceive their environment. This prevents collisions with objects or people, and ensures safe and reliable process operations.
Every collision causes additional expenses due to machine downtimes. Single-beam photoelectric safety sensors, 2D and 3D sensors, give early, contact-free warnings against collisions and thus prevent them.
In areas in which people and mobile platforms work together safety-related sensors are essential. SICK offers suitable sensors and solutions - always tailored to the safety level of the individual application needed.
Safety and more: SICK provides protections and navigation data for KUKA’s KMR iiwa
In KMR iiwa, KUKA Roboter GmbH has developed a fully automated, autonomous solution that combines the LBR iiwa lightweight robot and the OmniMove mobile platform. KUKA’s long-standing partnership with SICK has played an integral role in the process, thanks to safety laser scanners that provide both a protective function and navigational support.
Automated guided vehicle systems for automated production
Automated and flexible production processes are the answer to increasing quantities, smaller batch sizes, and high production speeds. Automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and their smaller relatives, automated guided carts (AGCs), were once mainly the preserve of production logistics in the automotive industry. Now, they are poised to conquer the world of intralogistic processes in the field of factory automation.