Intelligent measurement technology at every step of the process

Measurements for added quality


A consistently high level of quality among parts and components can only be guaranteed if you regularly check results with measurements. These thorough checks are carried out using a wide array of methods, for example outside of the process by removing sample parts and conducting a mechanical check or by using measurement tools that are integrated directly into the production process. This is precisely the area where optical measuring sensors can show off their strengths. Continue reading

Fully Automated Position and Assembly Control

Sensor and camera technology from SICK in use at Ford

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SICK supplies image-based code readers and vision sensors for fully automated position and assembly control as well as for visual guidance of robots. This equipment features in a system for screwing airbag modules and tailgate strikers into place by RESA Systems, which is used by the automotive manufacturer Ford at its plant in Cologne, Germany. Continue reading

Logistically optimized

Clicked quickly: G6 photoelectric sensor with innovative connectivity

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Compact design, faultless sensor performance, and clever connectivity – with these properties, the G6 miniature photoelectric sensor is the convincing choice for intralogistic modules and systems. In conjunction with Interroll, one of the world’s leading specialists in intralogistics, SICK has developed a quick-clip system, which allows the G6 to be mounted in seconds without any tools. Continue reading

Associated petroleum gas measuring in Russia

Putting an end to waste


With the production of oil, the Russian government has recognized the potential to enhance its environmental protection credentials and improve energy efficiency. This also includes making good use of the associated petroleum gas (APG) that is a by-product of oil production. The complex measurement of the APG flow rate which is also required from a legal perspective is a task that the SICK FLOWSIC100 Flare is able to undertake, and under the most challenging weather and gas conditions. Continue reading

Seamless detection at Bosch Packaging

Now made possible: automatic aggregation of pharma packages


With the CPS modular machine concept, the pharmaceutical product division of Bosch Packaging Technology offers intelligent complete solutions for packaging, serializing, aggregation, and the provision of tamper-evident authenticity protection for pharmaceuticals. In the process of combining packages in track-and-trace containers, SICK’s DeltaPac MultiTask photoelectric sensor can be relied upon to accurately count units without any interruptions to the product flow. Moreover, where automatic aggregation is concerned, it makes all the difference. Continue reading