Automated loading and unloading of trucks

Flexible loading system saves time at PepsiCo

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Where there used to be manned forklift trucks driving about loading truck trailers with boxes of chips, the new Joloda loading system pushes 42 pallets into an extra-long truck in one fully automated operation. Time saved: An entire 30 minutes. The new “Flat Floor Trailerskate Dock” flexible loading system is the result of close collaboration between Joloda, the loading specialist, PepsiCo, the food group, Kühne + Nagel, the logistics provider, and Heiwo, the truck manufacturer. Installed as standard: Sensor Intelligence from SICK.   Continue reading

Value Added Services

More service for your order


Place an order with us and choose exactly how we deliver it to you. Do you struggle with complicated goods receipt processes, and waste time unpacking, labeling and re-labeling? Well now you do not have to! When it comes to SICK sensor technology, ordered products are grouped together, labeled, and packed in a way that enables our customers either to further process them directly, or to forward shipments on within Europe, without having to unpack them. Continue reading

Identifying car bodies

UHF-RFID detects car bodies at Mercedes Benz despite heat and metal


Ceilings, walls, floors, skids, and car bodies – there’s nothing but metal behind the CPD dryer 2 at Mercedes-Benz in Rastatt. The conditions in which the SICK UHF-RFID devices for wireless identification of the B-Class car bodies have to work are extremely adverse. The devices control the movement of the car bodies, which are identified by a transponder, through the various work stations and processing stations and on to final assembly. With approximately 350,000 readings per day in the system, reading accuracy is a must, since erroneous readings can lead to car bodies being misdirected or mixed up. There is even the risk of collisions. Continue reading

Networked production processes

RFID@Bosch: virtualization of physical flow of goods


On the path to establishing networked production processes, the focus up to now has been on optimizing physical production and logistics processes. Thanks to the latest IT technologies, it is now possible to represent these processes and goods flows virtually. With the help of RFID technology, the status data for products or transport containers is recorded automatically at Bosch. The data exchange takes place in real time and extends beyond company boundaries to facilitate end-to-end optimization of production and supply networks. Continue reading