Greenhouse gas measurement

Measuring rather than calculating: Efficient greenhouse gas measurement directly in the stack


Emissions trading requires facilities that generate greenhouse gases to take their own measurements and draw up reports concerning the volume of emissions that they produce. The EU directive that took effect at the beginning of 2013 saw the introduction of more stringent requirements when it comes to the accuracy of these measurements. The measurement uncertainty for high quantities of emissions must be below 2.5%. Vantaan Energia, an energy supplier based in Finland, has found a solution to this challenge thanks to the GHG-Control greenhouse gas measuring system by SICK. Continue reading

Company | CeMAT Hanover

Successful appearance at CeMAT 2014


The motto of this year’s intralogistics trade fair CeMAT in Hanover, “Smart – Integrated – Efficient”, referred to the increasing intelligence and integration of sensors and control systems in the logistics industry.  A trend that was clearly felt by SICK, too.  SICK managed to meet this trend to perfection with the solutions exhibited at the SICK stand.   Continue reading

quality control | vision sensors |

Automatic crack detection of wheel housings at BMW


More than 400 different pressed parts form the basis of the body-in-white of a BMW 3 Series. For this purpose, at the Munich Presswerk II of the BMW Group every day sees the processing of about 600 tons of sheet steel, which give rise to more than 130,000 body components. In light of this volume, it is essential to detect and sort out defective components as early as possible. No problem, with Inspector I40 vision sensor from SICK. Continue reading

Gas Analyzers

GHG-Control: Integrated in-situ measuring system for greenhouse gases


As one of the leading producers of sensors SICK helps businesses save on CO2 certification costs with an innovative all-in-one solution. The GHG-Control in-situ system delivers highly accurate CO2 and N2O values directly from the exhaust duct in real time. Until now, greenhouse gas emission volumes could not be measured directly. Rather, they were calculated using complicated methods and safety margins. Thus, the values tended to be higher than they actually were. Continue reading