Applications & Technology

Industry 4.0 is Changing Supply Chain Operations. Is Your Solution Future-proof?

Industry 4.0 is Changing Supply Chain Operations. Is Your Solution Future-proof?

SICK has led the automation industry through a changing landscape for more than 70 years. As the face of material handling changes once again, our broad product portfolio and vast experience has never been more valuable to our customers than it is today, especially in the area

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Global Tire Manufacturer Protects Curing Operators with Safety Evaluation and Installation Services, Hardware from SICK

Global Tire Manufacturer Protects Curing Operators with Safety Evaluation and Installation Services, Hardware from SICK

Although most manufacturing operations have an environmental health and safety (EHS) team that assesses and procures protective guarding for machinery to keep operators safe, it can be beneficial to bring in an outside resource with relevant industry experience to evaluate and make additional compliant safety recommendations. That’s

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Empty Tote Detection: Which Sensor Solution is Best for Your Application?

Empty Tote Detection: Which Sensor Solution is Best for Your Application?

There’s more than one way to confirm an empty tote. Here’s an overview of the full range of sensor options. With the profusion of automation deployed to support today’s high-volume, high-throughput piece picking for e-commerce and omni-channel order fulfillment, nearly every application utilizes reusable plastic totes. They

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Calculate and Improve Machine Availability with Programmable Encoders

Calculate and Improve Machine Availability with Programmable Encoders

Achieving maximum availability in any machine, system or component is a critical goal of optimum Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) in a production environment. The more the impacts of both planned and unplanned downtime are understood, and its associated costs, the more accurate the through-life Return on Investment

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How To Determine The Return On Investment Of Vision Systems

How To Determine The Return On Investment Of Vision Systems

The justification for a new project or the demonstration of project success often comes down to a calculation of ROI. The return on investment of a vision system comes from a variety of areas, some of which will be obvious, while others are less clear upon first

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