Automation with robots

Safety without the need for protective fences


With the help of safety laser scanners from the microScan3 product family as well as a Flexi Soft safety controller, DESMA guarantees the safe operation of a robot on an injection molding machine. The electro-sensitive protective devices allow ergonomic access to the machine for the purposes of process-orientated material staging and removal. The robot automatically picks up the raw material provided as soon as the safety perimeter is clear and dispenses the processed silicone and rubber parts. At the same time, the safety laser scanners are especially economical on space and therefore do not impede the process. Continue reading

LMS511 2D LiDAR sensor

Intralogistics 4.0


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

Mobile security monitoring with 3D laser scanners

Nowhere for dark figures to hide


Intrusion, willful destruction, theft, unauthorized entry into protected zones – the Swiss company Securiton AG is protected against these potential threats thanks to the SecuriWall M1 LS mobile monitoring solution. The LD-MRS 3D LiDAR sensor from SICK forms part of this digital system network which protects objects and properties against dark machinations.   Continue reading

SICK scanner technology focuses on pantographs

Protection of the overhead line in the Gotthard Base Tunnel


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