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Smart Fluid Power – SICK sensors for pneumatic and hydraulic systems make the difference
In many industries, pneumatic and hydraulic systems are also used in addition to the widespread servomotors. When it comes to drive systems, SICK is always right in the middle of things with its intelligent sensors. Fluid power sensors from SICK perform measurement tasks in pneumatic and hydraulic systems – intelligently, flexibly and reliably.
Efficient solutions for conveyor belts
A mountain of work! Many industries manage bulk materials non-stop. And often outside in all types of weather. SICK provides intelligent sensor solutions which enable customers to cope with this challenge.
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.
Get to the heart of things with insider information from Smart Motor Sensors
Smart Motor Sensors turn their users into insiders. You could not get any closer to the action! With its Smart Motor Sensors, SICK provides information directly from the center of production. This is information about the status of machines and servomotors that helps to detect malfunctions earlier, solve them more quickly or to avoid them entirely. SICK has once again applied its entire knowledge base to allow customers this insight and to therefore facilitate predictive maintenance procedures.
Energy. Efficiency. Transparency: Competitive solutions from SICK.
The negative effect of CO2 on the climate is now undisputed. However, the need for energy is growing strongly worldwide due to increasing consumption in the developing and emerging countries. Humans will therefore have to learn to live with fossil fuels for some time and are facing the challenge of making a smooth transition to other sources of energy. Thanks to the transparency of the intelligent sensor solutions, energy can be saved by increasing efficiency.
Industry 4.0 is picking up speed: Sensor solutions for mobile platforms
Student and teacher of flexibility all in one: The modular solutions portfolio for mobile platforms now makes it possible to implement line guidance, navigation, positioning, environment perception, security and load handling with ease. From small AGVSs or AGCs (automated guided carts) to specialized AGVs (automated guided vehicles), the sensor solutions from SICK cover the entire spectrum of automated guided vehicles.
Working together as equals: Sensor solutions for robotics
Humans and robots are working more closely together. SICK 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.
More than a vision: Solutions for identification
RFID, laser-based bar code scanners, and image-based code readers: To provide genuinely efficient solutions for identification tasks, you need more than just one type of technology. With SICK you have the choice: For decades, SICK has been a pioneer in image and vision solutions, a market leader in industrial code reading, and an innovator of RFID technology. Whether used individually or combined in an application – SICK employs three technologies to provide reliable and efficient solutions to your identification tasks.
From micron to mile – distance and LiDAR sensors in all dimensions.
Mobility, infrastructure, logistics or production. Automation is forging ahead in all industries with no sign of stopping. And right at the forefront are distance sensors and detection and ranging solutions from SICK. As intelligent sources of data, they deliver precise information for nearly any application. Over any distance, in all environments. Equipped with highly developed technologies and diverse interfaces.
SICK AppSpace - giving space to your ideas and solutions
Finding a sensor solution that’s both tailored to your requirements and easy to operate – sounds time-consuming and difficult, or even impossible, doesn’t it? Not with the SICK AppSpace eco-system – where the application developer defines the solution themselves. Intelligent software tools, high-performance programmable devices, and a dynamic developer community create a solid foundation for designing customized sensor solutions.
Seamless connectivity: Industrial communication and sensor integration
Networked production and control processes in complex machine environments determine the industrial future. Sensor intelligence is required for the highly complex process of converting physical signals into sensor information. Intelligent sensor systems are already being used to support dynamic industry processes involving real-time optimization and self-organization.
Highfliers in object detection: Smart photoelectric sensors
The smart photoelectric sensors W16 and W26 love a challenge, so they really kick into gear when confronted with flashes, reflections and vibrations. Thanks to new technology, they particularly detect shiny, uneven, perforated and transparent objects more reliably than ever. They are not blown off course by unwanted light reflection. The highflier in object detection is not blinded by anything; it knows how things work.
The baggage connection: Laser, camera and RFID technology for baggage tracking
End-to-end baggage tracking describes the huge challenge of baggage handling which airlines, airport operators and ground handlers have taken on. It must be possible to reliably track checked bags from the beginning to the end of airline travel. SICK has set the goal of implementing gapless baggage tracking hand-in-hand with customers in line with IATA Resolution 753.
DRIVING YOUR INDUSTRY 4WARD: Sensor intelligence as the foundation of Industry 4.0
DRIVING YOUR INDUSTRY 4WARD is the standard. The future is now. The fourth industrial revolution is defined as a data-based, networked, and autonomous value creation chain in production and logistics and is already in full swing. Worldwide. Networked production and control processes in complex machine environments are no longer a thing of the future.
Measuring position and movement: Encoders and inclination sensors from SICK
Encoders and inclination sensors from SICK enable precise and effective speed measurement and position determination. They immediately turn received signals into data and transfer this data to a process controller or cloud. The product range extends from motor feedback systems for drive technology to encoders for mechanical engineering.
Efficiency in motion: Automation becomes mobile
The rapid pace of progress in electronics and sensor technology today is determining the level of innovation in mobile machines. The manufacturers and users of agricultural and forestry, construction and mining machines as well as special and municipal vehicles are harnessing the potential of intelligent sensors.
Upgrading to the next level: Automation in the electronics industry
The electronics industry is at the forefront of industrial progress. That is why it is facing many difficult market pressures in this early stage. Product life cycles are becoming ever shorter and the quality requirements ever higher, which currently poses extraordinary challenges to the industry.
Flexible manufacturing: Flexibility and productivity working in harmony
Batch size 1 and individualized mass products are the key aims of Industry 4.0. To make this a reality, a machine or plant must be able to handle variable product infeeds and adapt to different formats. Sensors and actuators make such adaptations possible. Any product size and shape can be produced flexibly on one machine.
Simply reliable, simply efficient: Setting our sights on added quality
In industrial environments, capturing reality safely and reliably requires much more than just a vision. That’s why SICK offers a broad spectrum of vision sensors, from compact devices that are easy to integrate, to configurable standalone solutions, right through to programmable high-speed cameras for the most demanding of requirements.
The future of industrial safety: Linking safety and productivity
The factories of tomorrow are increasingly set to blur the lines between humans and machines, with teams containing robots and people working side by side. This requires a different approach to safety that addresses the need to respond to a range of situations with flexibility.
Local presence, global networks: The right solution with SICK
Over 40 years ago, SICK had already started to expand its presence in various regions in the world. SICK is therefore available for its customers all over the world at any time - a basic requirement for developing customized solutions. Innovations provide intelligent, efficient, precise solutions for a multitude of tasks in a huge range of industries.
Networked production: Sensor intelligence along the entire supply chain
Industry is currently facing the challenge of networking machines and overarching IT systems in production processes. The aim of this process is to gain an overview of all production and logistics processes along the entire supply chain, right through to order fulfillment and delivery to the customer. In this respect, it is essential to ensure that all data is transparent so that goods can be produced right down to batch size 1, as flexibly and efficiently as possible.
Demonstrably safe: Sensor solutions for food safety
Progress in food technology, the globalization of trade, and shifts in eating habits have created new conditions for the production and consumption of food. Food chains are becoming increasingly global and also more and more complex. Information on the origin, quality, and safety of food is therefore equally important for both consumers and the food industry.
Clean processes: Producing efficiently with resources
Process parameters must be automatically measured and monitored in order to ensure optimized processes that maintain a clean environment offering a high quality of life. On top of this, failures and faults in the process sequence have to be prevented. Sensors and systems from SICK for analysis and process measurement technology achieve maximum measurement accuracy and safety in all areas of process monitoring.
Flexible in logistics: Individualization and productivity working in harmony
On the one hand, customers and business partners now expect us to provide a wide array of options and tailor our products and services to suit their individual needs. On the other hand, we are expected to improve transparency in areas such as logistics processes. Such demands have an impact on the entire value-added chain and seem to contradict everything that stands for efficiency and productivity.