Applications & Technology

Safety, Risk, and Performance Levels: A Guide to Functional Safety

Safety, Risk, and Performance Levels: A Guide to Functional Safety

What is Risk? Risk is defined as “the combination of the severity of harm and the probability of occurrence of that harm”. Simply put: Risk = extent of damage x  probability of occurrence High and low risk are the two extremes of machines. An example of a high risk isTwitterLinkedinGoogle+Facebookemail

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SICK, Inc. Hosts Robotics Industries Association Subcommittee Meetings

SICK, Inc. Hosts Robotics Industries Association Subcommittee Meetings

As part of SICK’s ongoing dedication to the North American safety market, SICK hosted the recent safety standards development work of the Robotic Industries Association (RIA).  This weeklong meeting consisted of two subcommittees: R15.06, addressing the safety of industrial robots and robot systems; and R15.08, drafting a newTwitterLinkedinGoogle+Facebookemail

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Case Study: Double Productivity & Improve Order Accuracy to 99.9%

Case Study: Double Productivity & Improve Order Accuracy to 99.9%

Third-party logistics (3PL) providers are a key resource for companies that manufacture goods and for retailers. Recently, a top-10 global third-party logistics provider in the southeast U.S. that ships merchandise out of a 45,000 square-foot space was facing two challenges: not enough available labor and order accuracy.TwitterLinkedinGoogle+Facebookemail

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Using LiDAR for Collision Avoidance & Navigation Support in the Warehouse

Using LiDAR for Collision Avoidance & Navigation Support in the Warehouse

Modern electric lifting trucks, order pickers, tugs, and mobile transport platforms provide users with additional potential benefits thanks to the option of semi-autonomous operation.  As well as ensuring that vehicles make collision-free journeys, 2D LiDAR sensors from SICK’s TiM series also deliver precise measurement data for navigation purposes.TwitterLinkedinGoogle+Facebookemail

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Contributing to Economic Upstream Gas Metering with a Dual-path Ultrasonic Metering Solution

Contributing to Economic Upstream Gas Metering with a Dual-path Ultrasonic Metering Solution

The increasing global demand for energy implies a diversification in gas production and puts a stronger focus on the development of unconventional natural gas sources, such as shale gas and coal seam gas. As a direct consequence, the number of unconventional natural gas wells increases worldwide. GasTwitterLinkedinGoogle+Facebookemail

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