SICK demonstrates the uses of sensor data in business processes at the Hannover Messe 2016 trade fair

More data = greater efficiency?

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Integrated solutions based on Industry 4.0 are at the heart of SICK’s presentation at the Hannover Messe 2016 trade fair, with typical production applications presented in four different exhibits. SICK demonstrates how the intelligent use of sensor data is already boosting flexibility and productivity today. The data is also aggregated in a cloud in a live demonstration, while various web services show the possibilities of fully integrated solutions online. Continue reading

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Training at SICK: Functional Safety on machines

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Even at the development and design stage of a machine, it is important to consider how it will ensure safety – all too often, accidents are the result of a failure to carry out adequate risk assessments in advance. When implementing and commissioning a machine, residual risks can be avoided by installing additional safety technology. Ultimately, the safety of machinery depends on the safety system operating correctly as well as other risk-reducing measures. This is where functional safety comes in. SICK offers the Functional Safety Engineer (TÜV Rheinland) training, designed to provide developers, designers, and operating entities with training in the field of functional safety and help them learn about the ways in which machine safety can be guaranteed.   Continue reading

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Get the Progress Rolling: SICK Automotive Days 2015

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How much Industry 4.0 can we find today in the automotive industry? What role does safety technology play in human-robot collaboration, and what are the requirements manufacturers of high-performance and rugged sensors place on flexible automation and quality assurance? To find answers to these and other questions, SICK hosted the Automotive Days under the motto “Get the Progress Rolling – Do not be afraid of Industry 4.0”.   Continue reading

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SICK sets up subsidiary in New Zealand

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As of July 1, 2015, a sales subsidiary has started operations in New Zealand. The country is a very attractive market for SICK in all industry segments with a focus on consumer goods industries. Since SICK wants to expand its position in this market even further, the newly founded subsidiary will be responsible for selling our products and services to customers in New Zealand. Continue reading

Checking process measurement technology

New laboratory improves testing conditions

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When it comes to process monitoring, customers from the machine tool, automotive, food and beverage, or the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries, for example, expect level sensors to measure reliably and precisely. SICK products not only work with a wide range of media, but also record the respective measurand as universally and independently of environmental conditions as possible. But how are process measurement technology solutions themselves actually checked before they are used by the users? Continue reading