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

Caution on the apron

Accident and collision awareness with the APS driver assistance system

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Multimillion-dollar damage that occurs during aircraft ground handling leads to high insurance payouts every year. As a result, ground handling services are encumbered with higher insurance premiums. In order to avoid damage, Lufthansa LEOS GmbH relies on SICK’s experience in laser scanners when tugging aircrafts and is putting the APS driver assistance system from SICK to the test for its aircraft tractor fleet.   Continue reading

Inline Quality Control using Turnkey Vision Solutions

When Machines can Monitor Themselves

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Consistent quality, very few rejects, reliable part and batch tracking, added transparency: The use of vision sensors for quality control directly in the production process offers a number of benefits. Depending on the task at hand, you need to have the right vision solutions, which allow for quick and efficient integration into your machine.  Continue reading

Versatile laser scanner makes affordable elevators a reality

Small sensor for great freedom under the cab

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With its latest solution – a shaftless platform lift – Ascendor is offering an affordable elevator model for private households. Rugged laser sensors from SICK protect the freely accessible area under the cab. With the TiM3xx, SICK offers a configurable sensor which is exceptionally light and efficient. This “mini” sensor is one of the most compact 2D laser scanners on the market and features a design fully suited to industrial applications, meaning it is rugged and resistant to environmental influences.   Continue reading

ANTI-THEFT SECURITY MADE EASY

2D laser scanners can detect anything

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Parcel service General Logistics Systems, B.V. (GLS) is looking for an even more effective way of protecting its loaded swap trailers than its previous solution, and the search is now over thanks to the LMS531Pro 2D laser scanners from SICK. Continue reading