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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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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 new

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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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Select the Right SICK Safety Scanner

Select the Right SICK Safety Scanner

Whether mobile or stationary, for area protection or access protection – SICK’s comprehensive Safety Scanner portfolio offers a cost-effective package for every requirement and task. The compact systems scan their surroundings and measure distances by using the time-of-flight principle of measurement. The integrated rotating mirror creates a

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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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