It’s almost time to ring in the New Year, but first we wanted to take a look back at 2019! Here’s a quick recap of nine industry reads from the SICK blog in 2019.
Opto-electric protective devices like safety light curtains are used daily to protect personnel from automated machinery. With all the device’s capabilities, it can be used in a number of industries, including end-of-line packaging, OEM machine builders, automotive body/assembly, integrators, and powertrain manufacturing, and tire manufacturing.
In the New Year, the Sulphur Cap 2020 regulations will go into effect, impacting the future of emission control. As a result, the maritime industry is need of a solution to reduce emissions. SICK’s MARSIC provides reliable and accurate emissions monitoring that can keep you in line with the 2020 regulations.
Efficiently moving goods from one location to another often requires the use of pallets. But not everyone agrees on the best way to palletize. SICK’s Visionary-T 3D camera provides a 3D snapshot of a pallet to make palletizing and depalletizing simple.
Automated robot solutions can now go outdoors thanks to the first-ever outdoor certified safety laser scanner from SICK. The outdoorScan3 allows manufacturers to connect multiple production sites with the ability to safely transport goods between sites.
Automated guided vehicles (AGVs) require accuracy to help the vehicles navigate to exact locations and perform tasks. Traditional sensor alignment methods couldn’t always live up to the level of accuracy needed. That is, until SICK developed an alignment aid to help with properly aligning sensors for precise navigation.
With the vast number of safety laser scanners available on the market, there are many factors when designing a solution using scanners. Because of this, there are some common mistakes made when setting up safety laser scanners that can be easily solved.
Collaborative robots are being implemented in many industries. In the automotive industry, cobots can accommodate the increase in vehicle models and variants and the shorter product lifecycles. One of the world’s leading automotive industry suppliers, Continental, is using SICK safety on their cobot applications to take a more dynamic approach to production.
Early in 2019, SICK expanded to the San Francisco Bay Area with our new office in Fremont, California. With this new facility, SICK can provide a better customer experience for the West Coast, including having Customer Care Representatives available during standard West Coast office hours.
As packaging becomes more and more complex, food and beverage manufacturers deal with challenges around errors in the coding and packaging of products. To eliminate these errors, SICK sensors and AutoCoding Systems software solution can ensure the integrity of products and remove errors in the process.
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