Thinking ahead intelligently

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Automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and automated guided vehicle systems (AGVSs) play a major role in increasing the flexibility of production and logistics processes. Used individually or in groups, these mobile helpers are the technical pioneers of cyber-physical production systems in the Industry 4.0 and Smart Factory framework – with the AGVs driving and working autonomously and AGVSs serving as self-organizing and self-optimizing units.   Continue reading

LMS511 2D LiDAR sensor

Intralogistics 4.0

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Digital, automated, and networked – this is the benchmark for Industry 4.0. But achieving this requires a large number of processes to be adapted. Manual identification processes in the warehouse and with respect to production supply, for example, are set to become a thing of the past. When it comes to warehouses served by forklift trucks, auto ID specialist IdentPro is now offering the solution – a world premiere based on the SICK LMS511 2D LiDAR sensor. Continue reading

Storage and conveyor

Storage capacity doubled, handling performance boosted

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With twice the storage capacity achieved, handling performance given a boost, and supply and delivery reliability assured, Bossard AG‘s expanded logistics center in the Swiss city of Zug is keeping the company primed to meet its ambitious growth targets. Bar code scanners, photoelectric sensors, encoders, and distance sensors from SICK – all tried and tested by logisticians – are the key to the seamless operation of the fully automatic storage and conveyor technology. Continue reading