Verification of production plan data by reading out QR codes

Non-stop ice cream on a stick

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A sensory check can mean two things in the context of ice cream. Namely, the sensual experience of the chocolate coating cracking as you bite into it, followed by the explosion of flavors. Or it can refer to the quality check carried out by sensors in the manufacturing and packaging process. On the type HK 4 horizontal cartoner of Dienst Verpackungstechnik GmbH, the latter is undertaken by equipment including image-based code readers and vision sensors from SICK. Continue reading

Identification solutions for the tire industry

Keep tire manufacturing processes running smoothly

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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

RFID technology

Automated tomato harvesting at KAGOME

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Most of us enjoy the great taste of nutritious tomatoes – as pure and fresh crops, tomato sauce, or with pasta. Around 20 million Australians eat 22 kg of processed tomatoes per head annually. Founded in 1899, the Japanese tomato processor KAGOME boasts more than 100 years’ experience in the tomato growing and processing industry. Since 2010, KAGOME Australia’s factory based in Echuca has been cultivating and processing tomatoes, by providing high-quality tomato products to food companies in Australia and other countries. RFID technology from SICK allows KAGOME to ensure product traceability and leads to increasing efficiency in the production process. Continue reading

Identification solutions

Leave unauthorized parkers out in the cold

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Even in the largest parking garages, spaces are limited. But what can we do when the barriers open of their own accord and grant access to everyone? The specialists from Card Service AG, based in Muri in Switzerland, have the solution – and it involves RFID technology from SICK. Continue reading

Storage and conveyor

Storage capacity doubled, handling performance boosted

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With twice the storage capacity achieved, handling performance given a boost, and supply and delivery reliability assured, Bossard AG‘s expanded logistics center in the Swiss city of Zug is keeping the company primed to meet its ambitious growth targets. Bar code scanners, photoelectric sensors, encoders, and distance sensors from SICK – all tried and tested by logisticians – are the key to the seamless operation of the fully automatic storage and conveyor technology. Continue reading