SICK demonstrates how to obtain greater efficiency throughout supply chain operations
MINNEAPOLIS, MINN., APRIL 8, 2019 - In an effort to provide highly-efficient solutions for intralogistics applications, SICK is presenting how "Logistics Gets Smart" at its booth at ProMAT 2019.
In complex warehouse systems, sensor solutions ensure optimum storage space assignment and accident-free handling by transport shuttles. Integrated cameras and photoelectric sensors automatically detect objects, monitor possible overruns, and position the shuttles precisely in front of shelf bays. This keeps everything safe and efficient.
The Package Analytics software from SICK also offers the possibility of monitoring systems and keeping an eye on their performance. This ensures traceability and also allows the accuracy and efficiency of sorting processes to be improved - whether on a conveyor belt, in a freight center or in the overall network.
When Logistics Gets Smart, flexibility is an added benefit. The supply chain is taken over by driverless transport systems (whose autonomous navigation is shown live) together with collision prevention solutions. The data from all the sensors in the smart factory are evaluated on a large display giving visitors a constant overview of logistical and production processes as well as key performance indicators.
SICK is one of the world's leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems, machine vision, encoders and automatic identification products for industrial applications. With more than 1000 patents, SICK continues to lead the industry in new product innovations. The diversity of its product line allows SICK to offer solutions at every phase of production in the logistics, automotive, packaging, electronics, food and beverage, and material handling markets. SICK AG was founded in 1946 and has operations or representation in 65 countries worldwide.