Flexible Solutions for any application

Detection what ever the circumstances


Within the electronics industry, the optimization of products and processes is vital to creating the intelligent solutions of the future. End products are entering new dimensions in terms of their performance capabilities – by becoming smaller, flatter, and lighter. Automation solutions are becoming leaner so that their optimization potential can be fully tapped from a quality assurance and cost perspective. As industrial applications become more complex, detection requirements are increasing. But SICK has the answer: the right technology for any challenge – all in an ultra-compact housing.   Continue reading

High degree of Automation vs. flexible production workflows



One of the major issues associated with Industry 4.0 is making workflows flexible and that includes closer interaction between humans and machines. Part of this current move toward more integrated working is a need for humans and machines to work together safely, and in view of this, functional safety will take today’s production systems one step closer to more flexibility. Human/robot collaboration (HRC) looks at how this can be achieved. Continue reading

SICK demonstrates the uses of sensor data in business processes at the Hannover Messe 2016 trade fair

More data = greater efficiency?


Integrated solutions based on Industry 4.0 are at the heart of SICK’s presentation at the Hannover Messe 2016 trade fair, with typical production applications presented in four different exhibits. SICK demonstrates how the intelligent use of sensor data is already boosting flexibility and productivity today. The data is also aggregated in a cloud in a live demonstration, while various web services show the possibilities of fully integrated solutions online. Continue reading

LogiMAT: SICK wins “Best Product” prize for 2016


Logging master data has never been easier: The “Master Data Analyzer” by SICK has been awarded this year’s prize for the “Best Product” in the category of identification, packaging, loading and load securing technology. The jury was impressed by the Master Data Analyzer’s design. The combination of modern, ergonomic design paired with modular sensor technology and innovative data management is the key to flexible automation within logistics processes. Continue reading

SPS 2013

Review and photo gallery: Impressions from SPS IPC Drives 2013

SPS IPC Drives 2013

The automation sector meets in Nuremberg every year, at the peak of the gingerbread season a Nuremberg specialty. While Nuremberg’s Central Market metamorphoses into the ‘Christkindlesmarkt’ (Christmas market) in frosty temperatures, a goods market of a totally different type and dimension takes place seven kilometers away at the Trade Fair Center: SPS IPC Drives. Continue reading