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Swerve Robotic Platform Relies on SICK LiDAR Sensor

Swerve Robotic Platform Relies on SICK LiDAR Sensor

A SICK LiDAR sensor was used to build a winning robotic platform in the prestigious Drexel University’s annual College of Engineering senior project design competition. For Freddy Watcher, a Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics (MEM) major, and his three teammates who comprised the winning team – Alexander Nhan

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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 is

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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.

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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.

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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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