Alongside Industry 4.0, human-robot collaboration (HRC ) is a real hot topic in the industrial sector right now and is gaining more and more media attention with no signs of slowing down. This hype awakens dreams: Protective fences can be removed, efficiency and ergonomics can be improved significantly, and humans are now working hand in … Continue reading Human-robot collaboration with standard end-effectors
Collision avoidance in automated guided vehicle systems (AGV) and mobile platforms, and rear area monitoring in forklifts or heavy trucks are just two of the many mobile intralogistics tasks that can be handled simply and efficiently using the Visionary-T DT configurable 3D vision sensor from SICK, write Michael Dold, strategic industry manager of Industrial Vehicles, … Continue reading Load detection and 3D collision warning for mobile intralogistics
SICK takes another step toward Industry 4.0 by offering a new, comprehensive indoor localisation portfolio. Thanks to coordinated sensors and analysis tools, large amounts of data can now be evaluated purposefully and fields of action can be displayed in factory processes or logistics. This makes it possible to manage complex logistics networks, create transparency, and … Continue reading Indoor localisation offers a solution for complex logistics networks
Smart packaging – the use of active and intelligent packaging is growth and future trend offering huge potential, writes Marco Kaiser, strategic industry manager for consumer goods – packaging in the Factory Automation Global Industry Center at SICK. The networking of the physical and digital worlds using smart packaging also has a direct impact on … Continue reading Detecting, interpreting, communicating: Smart Sensors for intelligent packaging machines
Due to their flexibility, automated guided vehicle systems (AGVs) are one of the most important supply solutions in hospital supply logistics, writes Michael Dold, strategic industry manager of industrial vehicles, Global Industry Center Logistics Automation – Transport Logistics, SICK. Increasing digitalisation, with its ability to make the complex networking of logistic processes transparent and provide … Continue reading Optimal in the clinic: AGV systems count on “hospital-ready” sensor solutions
SICK Australia and New Zealand has announced the appointment of David Crossley as its new managing director, effective from the 20 June 2018. David Crossley replaces David Duncan who will lead the Asia/Pacific region as Senior Vice President, APAC from the 1 January 2019. Before joining SICK, Crossley was responsible for the Environmental and Industrial Process business … Continue reading SICK Australia and New Zealand announces new managing director
Productivity and safety are two key targets for manufacturers seeking a high return on investment in new technology. Steven Impey investigates the role driverless vehicles are playing on the factory floor. For those who follow the developments and politics of autonomous science, they will know that it hasn’t been a completely smooth ride – with … Continue reading Industry Focus: Putting autonomous technology in the driver’s seat
From optimising factory processes to having a hand in massive movements of iron ore to checking in bags at airports: sensors are everywhere, making things work. So is SICK.
Manufacturers’ Monthly spoke with SICK Australia and New Zealand’s National Sales Manager Jeff Walker at AUSPACK PLUS 2013 about the developing role of automation in mining, manufacturing and other industrial environments.
When it comes to automation, Sick is focused on four things – flexible automation, quality, track and trace and safety.