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

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New master plan for mercury emissions from large combustion plants


The impending updates to the BREF documents have indicated that mercury emissions from large combustion plants will soon have to be reduced dramatically. However, a reliable measurement solution is already ready and waiting with a certified measuring range from 0 to 10 μg/m³ of mercury. The MERCEM300Z by SICK. Continue reading

ETHERCAT® INTERFACE simplifies Integration of wire draw encoders

Perfect test stand precision


The Langenthal-based company Nencki AG is very meticulous when it comes to their bogie test stands. By using BTF08 HighLine wire draw encoders with an EtherCAT® interface and OD displacement measurement sensors, they can ensure that test criteria such as suspension stroke and wheel shoulder distance can be measured with absolute precision during final testing. Continue reading


Seamless traceability for pharmaceuticals


Counterfeit pharmaceuticals cause major financial losses, can pose health risks, and undermine patients’ trust. In light of this, the pharmaceuticals industry has committed itself to implementing the EU directive 2011/62/EU by 2018. The falsified medicines directive, as it is known, aims to guarantee traceability and transparency in the supply chain. The pharmaceuticals industry is therefore on the lookout for solutions that will ensure counterfeit protection for pharmaceutical products. The company i-mation GmbH, a manufacturer of industrial image processing systems based in Rottweil, Germany, can now offer them a solution that simplifies the read process for curved storage containers. The system is based on the strong performance of the Lector620 High Speed image-based code reader by SICK. Continue reading

OLV linear measurement sensor

Length and Speed: optical recording, precise controlling


Non-contact length and speed measuring for any material – not a problem for linear measurement sensors. That is because the non-contact OLV measurement system is an impressive, flexible alternative wherever slippage, vibrations, and wear cause tactile measuring wheels, measuring rollers, or tachometers to generate measurement errors and damage. Continue reading