SICK scanner technology focuses on pantographs

Protection of the overhead line in the Gotthard Base Tunnel

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After 17 years of construction, the Gotthard Base Tunnel finally opened to passenger and cargo traffic on 11 December 2016. Deployed as a sensor solution for protection of the overhead line, LMS511PRO laser scanners from SICK help ensure that the trains operate on schedule through the 57 km railway tunnel, the longest in the world.     Continue reading

The new generation of safety laser scanners

Award-winning: The microScan3 is a three-time winner

After winning the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016 and the GIT SICHERHEIT AWARD 2017, the microScan3 became a three-time winner by taking the iF DESIGN AWARD. The microScan3 was awarded the prize in the “Product” discipline in the “Industry / Skilled Trades” category. The iF DESIGN AWARD is given out once a year by Germany’s oldest independent design institution, iF International Forum Design GmbH in Hanover.   Continue reading

Lid integrity inspection with the Trispector1000 3D Vision Sensor

Jam jars: vacuums a necessity

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When it comes to metal closures in packaging, nothing can be left to chance: In products such as jam jars, the consumer goods industry requires seals to be tight and jars to be hermetically sealed. Anyone who makes their own jam will know that a small indentation in the lid is the key to creating the perfect vacuum. However, this small feature is difficult to identify by eye in industrial production contexts involving high numbers of parts and high speeds. Continue reading

security 2D laser scanners

LMS14x: Even sees the grass grow

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False alarms or alarms that don’t go off at all are unacceptable when it comes to protecting property or assets. The new LMS14x security 2D laser scanners provide optimum protection even in large open spaces. With a sensing range of 30 m – even when its targets are black – and a flexible field configuration, one LMS14x is enough to monitor an area practically the size of a soccer pitch. Regardless of whether it’s monitoring outdoor space in Qatar or Alaska, at high temperatures or in extreme colds, the LMS14x saves costs and ensures peace of mind. Continue reading