Automated loading of machine tools

The safe solution for human-robot collaboration

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In the factory of the future, humans and robots will collaborate to an increasing extent. Based on this vision, RoboJob develops innovative systems for the automated loading of machine tools. Safety laser scanners from SICK ensure maximum safety.   Continue reading

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Flexible adjustment is everything

With the latest trends for smaller production runs leading to customized mass-produced items and therefore a higher frequency of job-changing, an adaptive packaging machine must be able to cope with an irregular product infeed, while also being able to adjust to different formats. This adaptation is made possible with sensors and actuators. All packaging shapes and sizes are possible with just one machine. Continue reading

Dx1000 long range distance sensor from SICK

Great performance at great distance

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The new Dx1000 long range distance sensor from SICK features extreme versatility in any application and enables distance measurements with high measurement reliability, even in the presence of ambient light, rain, snow, and fog. With its infrared measurement laser, it is perfect for use on cranes, detecting vehicles in traffic applications, and measuring hot steel slabs in a steel mill. It excels at object tracking and quickly detecting the edges of objects moved in from the side. With measurement cycle times of down to one millisecond, Dx1000 is ideal for use in control loops.   Continue reading

Moving rapidly from pattern detection to precise position identification

Greater flexibility with the pattern sensor

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The PS30 pattern sensor, with its enormous flexibility, responds to trends in the packaging industry toward ever more complex and unusual labels. Offering unrestricted design freedom, the PS30 impresses not only when used on endless tracks – it also delivers outstanding results when detecting patterns on individual objects. The sensor detects and positions labels and any objects with a distinctive pattern reliably without print marks. Even without this unwanted design factor, the PS30 knows when an endless track needs to be cut into the roll-fed labeling or whether a package or tube is in the right position for sealing. Continue reading

Lector code analytics detects poor print quality in good time

Preventing the effects of process errors

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Reading codes on packaging and secondary packaging is an essential part of intralogistics and distribution processes. If a code is hard or even impossible to read, this will result in disruptions to the production process or downtime in sub-processes in the supply chain. To stop process errors causing poor print quality in the codes, SICK offers customers an intelligent solution: Thanks to the Lector Code Analytics function, process errors can be detected in good time so that their negative effects can be prevented in advance. Continue reading