Thinking ahead intelligently

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Automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and automated guided vehicle systems (AGVSs) play a major role in increasing the flexibility of production and logistics processes. Used individually or in groups, these mobile helpers are the technical pioneers of cyber-physical production systems in the Industry 4.0 and Smart Factory framework – with the AGVs driving and working autonomously and AGVSs serving as self-organizing and self-optimizing units.   Continue reading

Automation with robots

Safety without the need for protective fences

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With the help of safety laser scanners from the microScan3 product family as well as a Flexi Soft safety controller, DESMA guarantees the safe operation of a robot on an injection molding machine. The electro-sensitive protective devices allow ergonomic access to the machine for the purposes of process-orientated material staging and removal. The robot automatically picks up the raw material provided as soon as the safety perimeter is clear and dispenses the processed silicone and rubber parts. At the same time, the safety laser scanners are especially economical on space and therefore do not impede the process. Continue reading

Automated loading of machine tools

The safe solution for human-robot collaboration

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In the factory of the future, humans and robots will collaborate to an increasing extent. Based on this vision, RoboJob develops innovative systems for the automated loading of machine tools. Safety laser scanners from SICK ensure maximum safety.   Continue reading

Safety Solutions: Keeping automated guided vehicles and systems safely on the move

Heading towards the future

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In many industries, automated guided vehicles and vehicle systems are making production and logistics processes more flexible. When these vehicles have to be controlled with greater efficiency and precision SICK has exactly the right sensor solutions – however complex they might be. They also meet every requirement when it comes to providing protection in line with standards, protect people against accidents, and help prevent collisions – which in turn keep goods and equipment protected.   Continue reading

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The „PLUS“ in machine safety: functional safety as added value

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How to combine safety and productivity? What international developments are taking place in the field of machine safety and how is SICK responding to them? An interview with Dr. Georg Plasberg, Head of the “Industrial Safety Systems” division at SICK, about safety as added value: added value in terms of functional safety but also legal safeguards. Continue reading