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Logistics gets smart

Greater efficiency in the entire supply chain

Companies are faced by a great challenge: acting as efficiently as possible. Material flows and intralogistics processes must be optimally coordinated with each other at all times. If there is a problem at one point, this impacts the entire value chain – and thus also competitiveness. Intelligent sensors and networked systems ensure efficient logistics processes as part of Industry 4.0.

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Complete sensor solutions for AGC systems in CEP distribution centers

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Localization

Transparency beyond boundaries

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Courier, express, parcel, and postal
Logistics gets smart
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Localization

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Overview

From individual sensors to fully equipped, integrated systems

Leading package and freight logistics service providers are pushing ahead with automation in their sorting and freight distribution centers in order to tackle the growing flows of goods and parcels, both now and in the future. SICK develops and implements reliable sensor solutions, for example for system control, shipment measurement, bar code and label identification, and sets global standards while doing so. Increase the throughput of your sorting center using read systems which deliver reliable data at even very high conveyor speeds. weighing and volume measurement systems help you optimize loading and facilitate sender invoicing. A wide range of photoelectric proximity sensors, encoders, distance sensors and many other types of sensors proven for use in CEP processes support you in creating optimal control systems for your sorting and conveyor technology. You can also rely on a worldwide team of experienced SICK service technicians and their many years of industry knowledge. This is a complete package which offers significant added value for your success in the parcel, postal and freight industry.

Trends & news

Indoor and outdoor localization: Full transparency in the material flow

Logistics processes are becoming more complex every day. Transparency is therefore increasingly becoming a decisive requirement for raising the efficiency and productivity of logistical processes. Against the backdrop of transport processes in internal production, mounting and distribution logistics which are becoming steadily more flexible, modular and self-organizing, promptly answering the question of exactly where industrial trucks, transport aids and goods will be located at what time is essential. One option which has already been proven in practice: The localization and analysis technologies from SICK.

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The best methods for using vision sensors for palletizing

The optimization of palletizing and depalletizing processes requires careful planning and maybe even a certain talent for Tetris. In doing so, boxes of different shapes and sizes are piled on top of one another, which makes creating a suitable layout a challenge.

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Monitoring and evaluating data to make the right decisions

In high-volume distribution centers, sensors record and communicate large quantities of logistics data every day. The real challenge, however, lies in compiling and interpreting that data. SICK’s Package Analytics software aggregates this data to help you visualize all SICK sensor data so you can make timely and informed decisions for your logistics operations.

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Deep learning is the future for increased efficiency

Machines are learning to think. Deep learning is a machine learning technique – and the most significant future technology in artificial intelligence. SICK transfers this key technology to its sensors, offering customers added value for greater productivity and flexibility.

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Challenges

Identification

Quick and reliable identification of codes on letters, parcels, flats, bags and other objects with comprehensive automated identification technology with laser, camera, RFID and hybrid systems. Identification is the main task of any CEP site. SICK systems offer the highest level of performance for all automated identification technologies.

Measurement

Static and dynamic dimensioning/weighing for cuboid and irregular shapes: SICK has a comprehensive product portfolio with a solution for every task. The systems feature exceptional volume measurement rates and a high level of accuracy, no matter what type of sorter system is used. Customers have the option of integrating certified systems (e.g., OIML, MID, NTEP, or NAWI-certified) for invoicing purposes.

Detection

Reliable detection solutions for leading edge, profile, empty tray and double occupation detection as well as level monitoring, to name a few examples, ensure stable and efficient sorting processes and increased identification performance. Throughput maximization is dependent on optimal fine-tuning of all sensor tasks within the entire process.

Positioning

SICK sensors support the precise positioning and alignment of objects on incoming conveyor belts and in sorter systems. The correct positioning and alignment and the optimal distance between the objects on the sorter systems are key factors when it comes to achieving maximum reading rates.

Protection

Safety solutions ensure a safe and ergonomic working environment and guarantee protection from injury and material damage. Safety sensors from SICK enable the effective implementation of standard-compliant safety infrastructures. Monitoring solutions for buildings and company premises offer protection against theft and manipulation of goods.

Maintenance

SICK sensor technology guarantees the highest quality standards and minimal downtime. The comprehensive expertise of our sensor experts and the global presence of SICK ensure that you will receive quick and capable assistance. Smart Services from SICK also record, evaluate and visualize data from Smart Sensors, machines and plants. This makes it possible to precisely calculate the failure probability and the resulting maintenance intervals in advance.

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