Applications & Technology

SICK Encoders Help Billy Elliot Take Flight in the Netherlands

SICK Encoders Help Billy Elliot Take Flight in the Netherlands

Dutch production company Stage Entertainment continues its successful series, earning three musical prizes for “Billy Elliot – The Musical.”  Silicon Theatre Scenery (STS), based in De Kwakel, Netherlands and the company put in charge of the theater equipment, also contributed to this success. The showpiece of STS

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Autonomous Snowplow Competition Helps Students Gain Machine Design and Programming Skills

Autonomous Snowplow Competition Helps Students Gain Machine Design and Programming Skills

If you live in Minnesota, you know that January means sub-zero temperatures, lots of snow, and…outdoor get togethers. Hold on – that doesn’t seem right! Yes, even in the dead of winter, Minnesotans choose to brave the weather and attend the annual Saint Paul Winter Carnival, featuring

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Driver Assistance Systems From SICK Increase Mining Safety

Driver Assistance Systems From SICK Increase Mining Safety

The dumpers used for excavating bauxite for the manufacture of aluminum weigh up to 570 tons. Thanks to driver assistance systems from SICK, these colossal vehicles travel with optimum precision. The requirements for assistance systems used in mining are particularly stringent, as they have to be able to

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[Infographic] Anatomy of a Collaborative Robot

[Infographic] Anatomy of a Collaborative Robot

The following infographic is the latest installment of our collaborative robot series, which included Collaborative Robots 101, Collaborative Robot Safety, and Making Collaborative Robots Mobile. This infographic post summarizes what makes a cobot a cobot and how the technology is moving forward today! Click the image below

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Collaborative Robots 101

Collaborative Robots 101

This Q&A is part of an ongoing collaborative robots series. Read the rest of the posts in the series. Collaborative robots have quickly become a trending topic in the robotics industry, but how much do you really know about them? This post covers the basics of what

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