Wind power plants and solar parks

How we can exploit renewable energy as effectively as possible?


Wind power plants and solar parks are now an integral part of a sustainable energy management strategy. The wind and the sun are reliable sources of energy. Sensors from SICK play a role in ensuring that wind power plants and solar parks work efficiently – also under very challenging climatic conditions. Continue reading


Linear encoder ensure full enjoyment at soccer games in the Tele2 Arena


The Tele2 Arena in Stockholm is a stadium with a retractable roof. The benefit for spectators in the stadium and television viewers: There are no shadows on the playing field, when the roof is fully open. Further the stadium can be used for concerts and even ice hockey matches. POMUX® KH53 linear encoders from SICK determine the exact position of the roof halves when opening and closing. Continue reading


New absolute encoders AHS/AHM36 sets benchmark in 36-mm class


Featuring numerous unique selling propositions, the programmable AHS/AHM36 absolute encoders from SICK set a new performance standard in the 36-mm class. The great variety of mechanical interfaces as well as the optional SSI or CANopen allow for maximum flexibility. For high design quality the encoder was awarded with the coveted Red Dot Award 2014  this year. Continue reading


User-friendly configuration of EtherNet/IP encoders

AFx-Ethernet/IP Encoder

Using the function blocks specifically developed for integration of the AFS60 and AFM60 EtherNet/IP encoders into Rockwell controllers allows retrieving, reading, and partly writing (“set and get”) pre-installed parameters such as resolution, counting direction, or velocity format directly from the controller. Moreover, one can configure numerous additional functions, e.g., temperature monitoring, threshold values, or the operating hours counter with a few clicks. This provides the user with maximum convenience when installing the EtherNet/IP encoders. Continue reading