SICK Automotive Days 2017

Propelling progress


Great events are often foreshadowed: e-mobility, digitalization and calls for modular, flexible production concepts will have major effects on the future of the automotive industry. More than one hundred guests from business and research met at the 9th SICK Automotive Days on 20 & 21 June 2017 to discuss the future of the automobile. Continue reading

Automotive and parts supplier

Get the Progress Rolling: SICK Automotive Days 2015


How much Industry 4.0 can we find today in the automotive industry? What role does safety technology play in human-robot collaboration, and what are the requirements manufacturers of high-performance and rugged sensors place on flexible automation and quality assurance? To find answers to these and other questions, SICK hosted the Automotive Days under the motto “Get the Progress Rolling – Do not be afraid of Industry 4.0”.   Continue reading


No chance for the thieves


Automobile and commercial vehicle manufacturers and dealers park new vehicles on large lots. In the past, thieves have used this opportunity to steal catalytic converters and other components from the new vehicles or to commit vandalism. Since the manufacturers and dealers incur considerable costs from this, they look for a solution to secure the lots. An outdoor monitoring system from LASE PeCo can provide for unbeatable security thanks to the absolutely precise measuring performance of the LD-LRS 2D laser scanners from SICK.   Continue reading

Automotive | Flexible automation with RFID

Dream car: custom orders require flexibility in production and logistics


On the Internet, customers can create their dream car in a matter of moments. The options are endless: which model? Which color? Equipment? Engine? Petrol or diesel? You can customize almost every detail. However, this has an immense impact on the production concept. All the necessary components have to be ready for the production line so that the customer’s dream car is ready as soon as possible. The real challenge here is making sure that exactly the right components are available at exactly the right time. Thanks to the RFID solutions by SICK, all this is possible. Continue reading

Navigation scanners

Automated guidance made easy


Automated guided vehicles (AGVs) are used for moving materials and equipment, and operate without a driver on board. Using an automatic control system, they supply product lines and transport goods between different production areas. The Brazilian AGV specialist SINOVA opted for navigation scanners from SICK with which e.g the route of the vehicles can be changed easily and flexibly. Continue reading