Lector code analytics detects poor print quality in good time

Preventing the effects of process errors


Reading codes on packaging and secondary packaging is an essential part of intralogistics and distribution processes. If a code is hard or even impossible to read, this will result in disruptions to the production process or downtime in sub-processes in the supply chain. To stop process errors causing poor print quality in the codes, SICK offers customers an intelligent solution: Thanks to the Lector Code Analytics function, process errors can be detected in good time so that their negative effects can be prevented in advance. Continue reading

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


Seamless traceability for pharmaceuticals


Counterfeit pharmaceuticals cause major financial losses, can pose health risks, and undermine patients’ trust. In light of this, the pharmaceuticals industry has committed itself to implementing the EU directive 2011/62/EU by 2018. The falsified medicines directive, as it is known, aims to guarantee traceability and transparency in the supply chain. The pharmaceuticals industry is therefore on the lookout for solutions that will ensure counterfeit protection for pharmaceutical products. The company i-mation GmbH, a manufacturer of industrial image processing systems based in Rottweil, Germany, can now offer them a solution that simplifies the read process for curved storage containers. The system is based on the strong performance of the Lector620 High Speed image-based code reader by SICK. Continue reading


Identification solutions from SICK optimize meat processing at Goedegebuur


Anyone ordering sirloin, rib-eye, or tenderloin steak in a restaurant in Europe is most likely being served quality beef from Goedegebuur, a beef specialist in Rotterdam, Netherlands. More than 170 employees process over 2,000 beef hindquarters there every day for catering trade, restaurant chains, meat industry and retail all over Europe. MPS Food Logistic Systems, one of the leading specialist in intralogistics solution helped Goedegebuur to optimize the packaging line. Image-based code readers from SICK play an important role. Continue reading

Vision portfolio

Machine Vision from SICK: Expertise since 1985

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The machine vision specialist, IVP AB, was founded more than 25 years ago in the university city of Linköping in southern Sweden as an offshoot of the university there. Since then, the company has been working with machine vision, thereby creating the foundation for SICK AG’s current Vision range. Continue reading