The IMB inductive proximity sensor defies all obstacles

Master of extremes

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Agricultural machines are exposed to extreme situations which require a high degree of ruggedness to withstand. Only the tough – and the giving – prevail. IMB inductive proximity sensors make a major contribution to this. With a rugged stainless-steel housing, special seals, the latest ASIC technology from SICK, and the wide temperature range unique to the market, they ensure process stability, even under very difficult conditions – and cover a wide variety of applications while doing so.   Continue reading

Ultrasonic gas flow meter

Continuous measuring even in the event of mains voltage failure with PowerIn Technology™

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Now there is no need to go without ultrasonic precision and fall back on other mechanical measurement techniques in the event of a mains voltage failure. The back-up batteries in the FLOWSIC-X gas flow meters supply energy in this case. Autonomous operation has been proven with the FLOWSIC500 and is now integrated in the FLOWSIC600-XT: With PowerIn TechnologyTM  Continue reading

3D snapshot – two-eyes principle for effective use outdoors

Focusing on the blind spot: active collision awareness systems for mobile machines

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With mobile machines, accidents often occur when maneuvering and backing up on construction sites, in surface and underground mining, and in agriculture and forestry, as well as with special and municipal vehicles. The Visionary-B CV 3D vision sensor is suitable for outdoor use and is designed to monitor the areas next to and behind mobile machines that are invisible to the driver. It is an active driver assistance system which reliably identifies people and objects in the driver’s blind spot and issues collision warnings. Continue reading

3D LiDAR SENSOR FOR MOBILE MACHINES

MORE LAYERS OPEN UP MORE PERSPECTIVES

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Driver assistance systems based on 3D LiDAR sensors (also 3D laser scanners) or 3D vision sensors from SICK reliably detect blind zones around mobile machines and warn the operator of potential sources of danger or accidents in good time. Beside intelligent 3D assistance systems with the Visionary-B 3D vision sensor, the MRS1000 3D LiDAR sensor provides navigation and maneuvering support. Continue reading

Driver assistance systems for harvesting vehicles

AUTONOMOUS PROCESSES FOR MORE YIELD

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As Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once put it himself, “sowing is not as difficult as reaping”. Since then, much has changed owing to the motorization and mechanization of agriculture. And yet, harvesting crops is still an activity in which every helping hand is appreciated. Solutions for improving the efficiency in the harvesting process are therefore like a seed ready to flourish. One instance of this “technological seed” is the WGS (Windrow Guidance System) from SICK.   Continue reading