Caution on the apron

Accident and collision awareness with the APS driver assistance system


Multimillion-dollar damage that occurs during aircraft ground handling leads to high insurance payouts every year. As a result, ground handling services are encumbered with higher insurance premiums. In order to avoid damage, Lufthansa LEOS GmbH relies on SICK’s experience in laser scanners when tugging aircrafts and is putting the APS driver assistance system from SICK to the test for its aircraft tractor fleet.   Continue reading

LD-MRS for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

3D LiDAR sensor detects the penguin even in its black tails


The darker the object, the harder it is to detect as the distance increases. But penguins in the Antarctic can now keep their black tailcoats on when a drone hovers overhead and the integrated laser scanner registers them. For researchers and scientists who map and count penguin colonies in order to collect urgently required information about the effects of global climate change, the combination of a laser scanner and flying robotics is a new technology that certainly receives a warm welcome. Continue reading

The FLOWSIC500 ultrasonic gas flow meter from SICK

Innovation in natural gas distribution


Being a reliable and proficient partner to the oil and gas industry, SICK has revolutionized the natural gas distribution in the last four years. Before the market launch of the FLOWSIC500 in 2012 it was mainly conventional technologies that were put to use by public utilities and large-scale industrial consumers such as rotary piston and turbine gas meters. Several thousand SICK FLOWSIC500 devices have so far been put to use around the world for natural gas measurement by users hailing from a variety of industries – with success and high customer satisfaction. Continue reading

Vision technology for collaborative robots

Robots with a vision

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With the increasing interaction between humans and robots in the factory, the collaborative robots (“cobots”) of Universal Robots are now working closely with the SICK Inspector PIM60, enabling more applications. Continue reading

Displacement measurement sensors: Custom quality

The ultimate inspection authority and guarantor of quality for every stage of the process


Within the electronics industry, quality and precision are key factors when it comes to intelligent production concepts: The only way to ensure high levels of quality – from the individual components right through to the end product – is to keep tabs on the value creation process by continuously evaluating measurement results. Optical measurement technology from SICK combines precision and quality in one – by offering measuring instruments that are integrated directly into the production process. In an industry where high measurement accuracy is required in conjunction with short sensing ranges and the tiniest of objects, displacement measurement sensors are really able to show their strengths. Continue reading