Flexible design and high troughput in a single system

Marriage of Transponder


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 “FIT- 4GROWTH”), 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. Continue reading

Individual programming solutions for sensors

Space for ideas, room for the future – SICK AppSpace developers come together


With the increasing complexity of sensor-based solutions, their individual programming is becoming more and more important. The open programming platform SICK AppSpace takes this development into account: It offers system integrators and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) the freedom and space to develop application solutions to fit the specific requirements of application descriptions. Continue reading

New EN ISO 14119 standard for interlocking devices

STR1 – Switching To Safe Interlocking


Since the end of 2013, the new global standard EN ISO 14119 (Safety of machinery – Interlocking devices associated with guards – Principles for design and selection) has been taking the place of the former European standard EN 1088. The scope of EN ISO 14119 in fact extends to all machines that use interlocking physical guard (protective doors, for example). The new standard defines various types of interlocking devices, as well as outlining the differences between physical operating principles and actuating principles and introducing a qualitative assessment for actuator coding. What is SICK’s response to the launch of the new EN ISO 14119? Continue reading

Monitoring of clutch discs at automobile supplier ZF

Three-dimensional inspection with 360° rotation


A wide range of industrial applications in nearly all industries can be covered with 3D vision sensors. While 2D vision sensors only measure the x- and y-axes of an object, 3D vision sensors are also designed to measure the z-axis. For this reason, ZF Slovakia decided to use the IVC-3D vision sensor from SICK in a successful application for monitoring clutch discs. Continue reading