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Automation in Electronics

The electronics industry is one of the driving forces behind industrial progress and therefore always experiences market changes very early on and very clearly. Product life cycles are becoming ever shorter and the quality requirements ever higher, which currently poses extraordinary challenges to the industry.

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E-Mobility

Electromobility as a driver of innovation

More and more vehicles are relying on electric motors instead of combustion engines and “intelligence” is increasingly being built into vehicles. Developments in the area of electromobility are having a massive impact on industry as a whole.

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Working together as equals

Sensor solutions for robotics

Humans and robots are working more closely together. Sensors help robots make more intelligent decisions and give them the ability to sense objects, the environment, or their own position. Thanks to sensors from SICK, robots perceive more precisely - the prerequisite for close collaboration. For all challenges in the field of robotics: Robot Vision, Safe Robotics, End-of-Arm Tooling, and Position Feedback.

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Overview

Sensor solutions for the electronics industry

The electronics industry is a driving force of industrial progress and is greatly impacted by the pressure of the market. It must innovate – quickly, reliably and economically – while maintaining the lowest possible error rates. High-tech machines and production sites need to be equipped with state-of-the-art sensors to satisfy market requirements for quality and cost-effectiveness. SICK sensor technology has proven itself in all areas of the electronics industry - from chip production to complex assembly and inspection processes for computers, smart phones, tablets and other touchscreen devices.

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High-Precision Pin Inspection optimizes press-fit operations

Demand for electronic components is constantly growing, in turn increasing the quantities involved in PCB production. To ensure that the connections to the periphery are secure, wire connections are no longer soldered onto PCBs. Instead, a procedure called the “press-fit method” is used. This involves pressing the connectors through holes on the PCB at high pressure. The quality of each individual connection can be monitored by the Pinspector quality control system from SICK, which is already being successfully used in the automotive electronics industry.

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Automated production logistics with automated guided vehicle systems

Automated and flexible production processes are the answer to increasing quantities, smaller batch sizes, and high production speeds. Automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and their smaller relatives, automated guided carts (AGCs), were once mainly the preserve of production logistics in the automotive industry. Now, they are poised to conquer the world of intralogistic processes in the field of factory automation. These little masters of logistics on wheels offer considerable potential within the electronics industry for tackling large production volumes, lots of small production stages, variable processes, and production environments with a high degree of protection.

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Challenges

Detecting and measuring

The short product life cycle of electronic devices requires flexible production lines with minimum downtime and a high diagnosability. modern, intelligent sensors from SICK are able to store settings in memory and feature automatic teach-in and diagnostic capabilities, making a significant contribution towards meeting these challenges.

Protection

Linking automated production equipment with semi-automated assembly cells requires intelligent and flexible safety concepts. SICK safety solutions ensure the protection of operating personnel, optimize production, and reduce the machine footprint and downtime.

Monitoring and controlling

Electronic components are being used in a growing number of different applications. Extreme reliability is also required here. This is an incredibly demanding task for quality control. SICK’s distance sensors, vision sensors and systems support nearly every type of monitoring.

Identifiying

Reliable object identification is a requirement for smooth production flow and forms the basis for traceability and continuous quality improvement. SICK offers a wide range of both permanently installed and mobile readers for bar codes, 2D codes and RFID technology.

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