Identification solutions for the tire industry

Keep tire manufacturing processes running smoothly


Drivers fit summer or winter tires to their vehicles as appropriate for the time of year. They expect suitable and safe tires that will exhibit ideal rolling, braking, and endurance characteristics at all speeds and temperatures. Tires for trucks and aircraft must also meet these requirements, as must those for many types of construction vehicles, heavy-duty vehicles, and industrial vehicles. This is why the product portfolios of tire manufacturers are so wide and varied. As a consequence, they manage and work with a whole range of very different materials on a daily basis. So, given this mix of materials, how can maximum efficiency be achieved in the material flow in tire production and is it possible to combine this with an assurance of traceability without identification procedures and processes becoming overbearing and unwieldy? SICK offers identification solutions designed specifically for the tire industry which can be relied upon to keep the complex tire manufacturing process running smoothly. 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

Identifying car bodies

UHF-RFID detects car bodies at Mercedes Benz despite heat and metal


Ceilings, walls, floors, skids, and car bodies – there’s nothing but metal behind the CPD dryer 2 at Mercedes-Benz in Rastatt. The conditions in which the SICK UHF-RFID devices for wireless identification of the B-Class car bodies have to work are extremely adverse. The devices control the movement of the car bodies, which are identified by a transponder, through the various work stations and processing stations and on to final assembly. With approximately 350,000 readings per day in the system, reading accuracy is a must, since erroneous readings can lead to car bodies being misdirected or mixed up. There is even the risk of collisions. Continue reading

building management

Customer service without risk of collisions: Monitoring of automatic doors by sensors at Schmolck car dealership

Autohaus Schmolck Tor- und Türabsicherung

Whether in the service check-in for passenger cars or trucks – every day, numerous automobiles pass the automatic doors at the vehicle centers of the Schmolck car dealership. Sensors from SICK make sure that the doors can be opened and closed safely and without collisions. Car dealerships, however are not the only ones that require monitoring of automatic doors – SICK also solves nearly identical tasks at shipping companies, logistics centers, car fleets, and parkades. Continue reading