LFP Inox: Reliable in the Food Industry

High demands placed on level measurement in dairies


The Gropper dairy has been a partner of customers and suppliers alike for more than 80 years. The dairy has become the specialist for brands and now supplies almost every national as well as international trading company. The milk processing is a challenge for the sensor technology. Because of this, the company relies on the level sensor LFP from SICK. Continue reading

Seamless transparency in case of a product recall

Safe Food Chain: only possible with reliable track and trace solutions


Track and trace, as well as food safety, are all about ensuring transparency with respect to the food’s origin and its path through the entire supply chain – and back! Whether it involves processing, filling, or packaging, every process step requires its data to be gathered using a reliable method. This is particularly important in the hygienic conditions which come as standard in the food industry. Continue reading

Industrial Communication

Optimizing packaging processes with IO-Link


Imagine a sensor that can let you know when something is about to malfunction: The IO-Link technology offers a diverse range of options for cost-effective, bidirectional communication between sensors and automation systems. The wrap-around packer from packaging specialist SOMIC is just one example of these systems. Through intelligent sensor and control technology, including with IO-Link sensors from SICK, the machine provides additional options for greater operating safety, packaging quality and output. Continue reading


Food inspection with 3D color cameras Ranger E


When it comes to foods, consumers primarily perceive the shape and color of the products as important indicators of quality. Broken cookies, missing frostings, or baking produce showing excessive browning – perhaps even in combination – suggest flaws in the production process. In their efforts to deliver only impeccable, high-quality goods to retail stores, a growing number of producers rely on inline inspections of shape and color using the ColorRanger E 3D color camera. Continue reading