High-precision pin inspection optimizes press-fit operations

Press-fit connectors that go exactly where you want them to

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Demand for electronic components is constantly growing, in turn increasing the quantities involved in PCB production. To ensure that the connections to the periphery are secure, wire connections are no longer soldered onto PCBs. Instead, a procedure called the “press-fit method” is used. This involves pressing the connectors through holes on the PCB at high pressure. The quality of each individual connection can be monitored by the Pinspector quality control system from SICK, which is already being successfully used in the automotive electronics industry. Continue reading

Flexible Solutions for any application

Detection what ever the circumstances

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Within the electronics industry, the optimization of products and processes is vital to creating the intelligent solutions of the future. End products are entering new dimensions in terms of their performance capabilities – by becoming smaller, flatter, and lighter. Automation solutions are becoming leaner so that their optimization potential can be fully tapped from a quality assurance and cost perspective. As industrial applications become more complex, detection requirements are increasing. But SICK has the answer: the right technology for any challenge – all in an ultra-compact housing.   Continue reading

SICK sensor solutions: Making sure the contents actually match the label

The perfect way to monitor labels for vegetable oils and fats

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Every amateur cook knows that you have to use the right oil and fat for optimum results. As well as having basic cooking skills, the cook needs to know that an oil bottle or packet of cooking fat actually contains what it says on the label. Florin, a company based in Muttenz, provides certainty in this regard thanks to vision sensors, photoelectric sensors and bar code readers from SICK.   Continue reading

Safe cascading of components at Cermex

Time, materials and commissioning: Flexi Loop brings benefits on all levels

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Cermex, a company based in Corcelles les Cîteaux, is the cardboard packaging division of Gebo Cermex, one of the world market leaders in the packaging line industry. It has developed a high-performance combined packaging line consisting of a station for packing cardboard boxes from the side and a palletizing station. This combined line assembles the boxes, packs them from the side, labels them and palletizes them using robots in one ultra-compact manufacturing cell.     Continue reading

3D part localization by SICK

Quickly picking the box

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When it comes to automation solutions, there are two wishes at the top of every company’s list: An increase in productivity and less strenuous work for the employees. Georg Fischer in Herzogenburg (Austria) has put both into practice – the versatile PLB robot guidance system from SICK facilitates a robot to overtake the heavy duty work, and thanks to the speed of PLB, also does this in a highly efficient manner. Identifying, gripping, picking – this is how fast and reliable bin-picking is done.   Continue reading