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Solutions for digital transformation in the textile industry

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Smart Factory

Sensor intelligence in the networked factory

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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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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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Ready-to-use safety solutions

Join those who have taken the path to more productivity and safety

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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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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Smart Factory
Logistics gets smart
Industry 4.0 is picking up speed
Ready-to-use safety solutions
Working together as equals

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Overview

Solutions for digital transformation in the textile industry

The textile industry is undergoing significant change and is no longer characterized these days only by intelligent sensors directly on the machine. Ensuring a highly functional flow of goods and data is becoming increasingly important in order to optimize production. This also applies to goods logistics, i.e. the identification, traceability and position determination of goods with the help of a wide variety of track and trace solutions. Added value, according to Industry 4.0, is created through digitalization and intelligent networking of production. Horizontal and vertical data exchange enables information to be used, for example, for predictive maintenance, condition monitoring or even a transparent textile production. SICK offers a suitable product portfolio for these requirements – with smart solutions for the entire value-adding chain.

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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The golden age of transponders

An increasing number of digital solutions are also being used in the fashion and clothing industries. The opportunities range from labeling products and presentations in stores all the way through to interaction with the online shop. As announced as part of its current reorientation strategy (known as “FIT4GROWTH”), the GERRY WEBER group will be placing more focus on the issue of digitalization in future and making the most of the potential in omni-channel retail.

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SPEETEC®

SPEETEC® transcends the limits in the monitoring of movements. Non-contact and with no measuring elements or scales, it reliably determines the length, position and speed of all kinds of objects and surfaces. Whether it be continuous roll materials or single items, paper, plastic, metal, wood or textile. Its advantages are particularly evident for sensitive or soft surfaces, which can be damaged by conventional tactile sensors. Being virtually wear and maintenance free in operation, it is so economical that the investment pays off in no time at all.

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Challenges

Flexible automation

The growing automation in the textile industry and the need to fulfill individual customer requirements increasingly calls for a high level of flexibility and efficiency in production as well as a high diagnostic capability. The intelligent sensors from SICK feature automated teach-in, are diagnostics capable, and independently evaluate and relay the sensor data in the process, thus making a significant contribution towards meeting these requirements.

Safety

The interaction between man and machine brings great opportunities for increasing productivity but at the same time demands well thought-out safety concepts. SICK offers a broad portfolio of safety solutions that feature a high level of ease-of-integration into machine and system controllers, and are supplemented by an extensive range of services that includes consulting, commissioning, training and education.

Quality control

High material quality is very important in the textile industry. SICK has suitable solutions for a wide range of applications involving the quality inspection of different materials. SICK’s distance sensors and vision sensors and systems support nearly every type of monitoring and guarantee the required high level of quality.

Track and trace

An automated production process and optimized material flow are the prerequisite for reliable object identification and seamless traceability. SICK offers a large portfolio of intelligent solutions for this task – from permanently installed and mobile devices for reading bar codes and 2D/3D codes, RFID technology, right through to ultra wideband solutions.

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