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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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Sensor intelligence in the networked factory

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Industry 4.0 is picking up speed

Sensor solutions for mobile vehicles and carts

Automated flexibility for mobile vehicles and carts: Our modular solutions portfolio for mobile platforms now makes it possible to implement line guidance, navigation, positioning, environmental recognition, security and load handling with ease.

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Logistics gets smart

Greater efficiency in the entire supply chain

Companies are faced by a great challenge: acting as efficiently as possible. Material flows and intralogistics processes must be optimally coordinated with each other at all times. If there is a problem at one point, this impacts the entire value chain – and thus also competitiveness. Intelligent sensors and networked systems ensure efficient logistics processes as part of Industry 4.0.

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Wood
MORE THAN A VISION
Working together as equals
Smart Factory
Industry 4.0 is picking up speed
Logistics gets smart

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Overview

Achieving more with intelligent sensors

The requirements in the wood industry are diverse and exacting. Fast, safe, and efficient production processes are indispensable for high productivity in the saw mill, solid wood, and furniture industries. SICK offers a variety of perfected products and complete system solutions to achieve optimized production results. As a technology leader in many sectors, as well as the worldwide leading developer and manufacturer of intelligent sensor technology, SICK has extensive, expert knowledge from many years of experience in factory, logistics, and process automation. For optimized processes along the value-added chain for wood.

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Cutting-edge technology - SicoCam with SICK AppSpace

Costly manual measurement of raw chipboards is a thing of the past. The SicoCam inline board measurement system from Siempelkamp Logistics & Service GmbH now measures wooden composite boards in a continuous cycle. It also includes four programmable InspectorP65x high-performance cameras from SICK and SICK AppSpace. They supply measured values for calculating the board size and adjusting the saws. This increases the quality of the manufactured boards, decreases the amount of rejections, and boosts productivity. It also improves workplace safety.

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Stacking always results in chippings

Sawdust and wood chips make the use of conventional safety sensors more difficult in automated wood-processing plants. Sensors are nonetheless expected to perform their tasks in terms of operational safety with both reliability and precision. One of the leading parquet manufacturers in Europe, Bauwerk Parquet, therefore uses the microScan3 safety laser scanner to make their stacking robot safe. Its innovative safeHDDM® scanning technology makes it immune to wood chips.

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Challenges

Safety

The harsh environments in the wood industry, where flying wood chips, splinters and sawdust pose a particular challenge, demand reliable, intelligent and flexible safety solutions. With its wide range of safety technology, SICK is able to guarantee the highest possible operational safety. SICK also offers a comprehensive range of services including advice, assistance during commissioning, as well as training and education. These help optimize productivity in the wood industry, and avoid machine downtimes.

Quality control

The natural properties of wood, and the fast and interconnected production processes require a broad product portfolio of object localization, identification and measurement devices. Reliability is an important requirement for each of these different processes, which poses a highly challenging task for quality control. SICK's distance sensors, 2D and 3D vision sensors, and vision systems support nearly every type of object monitoring.

Track and trace

SICK's innovative solutions for material identification and material tracking make it possible to implement a transparent flow of information and material along the entire value-adding chain in the wood-processing industry. This enables a wide variety of manufacturing processes to be synchronized, thereby allowing individualized and networked production in fully automated production lines.

Flexible automation

The trend towards small batch sizes and meeting individual customer requirements necessitates flexible and also automated production lines. The intelligent and communicative sensors from SICK make this kind of customized manufacturing possible in a mass production environment. By using state-of-the-art sensor technologies and fully integrating them into the control level, the machine production processes can be configured down to the sensor level.

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