Safely bringing modular machine concepts to life

More productivity at every stage

Manufacturers of FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) require modern production lines to provide flexibility and modularity. Complex production and packaging processes in particular are areas in which modular mechanical engineering is already commonly used – meaning state-of-the-art machine concepts consisting of various machine modules, some of which may even come from different manufacturers. To create a flexible production environment, the modules need to be changed and combined in different ways to accommodate the FMCG manufacturer’s needs. This presents a real challenge when it comes to implementing machine safety specifications. Continue reading

Customized solution for MULTIVAC

Clean and safe: the real packaging challenge

The L29 single-beam photoelectric safety switch, developed especially for the packaging manufacturer MULTIVAC, stops dangerous movements safely if someone reaches into the forming station in a thermoforming packaging machine. Together with MULTIVAC, SICK has also developed custom solutions such as inductive proximity sensors, fork sensors, photoelectric retro-reflective sensors for transparent objects, encoders, and much more for packaging machines used in the food industry. Continue reading

3D content verification

Packaging identification with ConVer: So that everything is where it should be

Half way through the assembly of your new furniture, you can’t find the next part. You realize that the part is missing and was not delivered in the box, and thus you cannot finalize and start using your furniture. Situations like this are a real headache for customers and manufacturers alike. So to ensure product quality and customer satisfaction, it is absolutely essential to have end-of-line monitoring processes in place such as a thorough check on whether packages contain everything that they’re supposed to. The ConVer system from SICK allows you to optimize these checks to suit your needs, making expensive complaints for incomplete products a thing of the past. Continue reading