Scanner portfolio

Innovations since 1968: laser scanners from SICK

Scanner technology from SICK

Whether it’s the Watchman, Optotrap OTD or PLS – SICK represents innovation in laser scanner development. SICK has been working in the field of laser scanners for nearly 40 years and recognized early that using laser beams to perform monitoring and measuring tasks leads to enormous productivity gains. That’s why SICK has invested significant amounts in laser measurement technology, in both new technologies and product innovations alike. Continue reading

Safe human-machine collaboration

Mobile robot tests dishwashers in continuous operation

Fraunhofer-Roboter-Geschirrspueler_Teaser Video abspielen

Open the door, load the dirty dishes, add detergent, and restart the cycle: dishwashers have to complete hundreds of challenging test cycles before they can be relied upon to perform in day-to-day operation. To make things easier for the personnel carrying out these tests, a new mobile robot system was developed at the Fraunhofer IPA on behalf of Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte (BSH). The robot takes over all aspects of operating the machine. One of the focal points was user safety: the safety concept includes the use of laser scanners to protect the working area while allowing the robot’s hand to be inserted with the help of an enable switch. Continue reading

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Accident-free in the warehouse: Safety laser scanners monitor pallet shuttles’ travel path at STILL

Pallet-Shuttle

Time and space are money. This is why it is of special importance in intralogistics to make best use of the warehouse space available.  The STILL GmbH is a producer of forklift trucks and intralogistics systems. For an optimal usage of storage space they offer the semi-automatic storage system “STILLPalletShuttle“. In terms of safety technology in fully automatic operation of the storage sys­tem STILL uses safety laser scanners from SICK. Continue reading

Semiconductor

Safe speed monitoring for handling robots

HAP HelpRobot

HAP’s HelpRobot is a mobile and flexible robotics solution for handling tasks in the semiconductor industry. This robot, from Dresden located HAP GmbH, is being used at Infineon Technologies in Dresden. Depending on whether persons are present in the area around the robot, the HelpRobot is at a standstill or moving at creep speed or at the maximum speed of 400 mm/s, equipped with safe speed monitoring solutions from SICK. Continue reading