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Experiencing Industry 4.0 first-hand

By Canadian Packaging staff   

Automation Design & Innovation General Hannover Messe 2017 Industry 4.0 SICK Ltd.

SICK appearing at Hannover Messe 2017 with first-hand opportunity for visitors to learn and experience Industry 4.0.

Waldkirch, Germany—At Hannover Messe 2017 technology expo April 24-28, 2017, SICK will present the next step toward Industry 4.0.

Using an example of a value added process, the company will demonstrate the sensor features that lead to more flexibility for machine operators, providing visitors a chance to experience the enhancements first-hand.

The exhibit will highlight the challenges relating to Industry 4.0 and the appropriate solutions from SICK’s perspective.

These challenges occur at basic levels of the value added process and find solutions in the form of SICK sensor technology, systems, and services.

The displayed products actively enabled for communication, ensuring it can establish links with the world of data. With the aid of a cloud provider, the collected data compiled, evaluated and visualized accordingly.

Flexibility, profitability and transparency
The Internet of Things makes information available to everyone at any time, also allowing customers increasingly expect fast, flexible services.

As a result, production and logistics processes must also be as flexible as possible, while at the same time allowing for increases in productivity. This can be achieved by using intelligent and flexible sensors that enable batch size one to be manufactured quickly and cost-effectively.

Intelligent sensors offer significant added value in this respect, allowing improvements to be made while the system is in operation, without production having to be interrupted.
The challenges involved in Industry 4.0 cannot be overcome without the large volumes of data captured and pre-evaluated by intelligent SICK sensors before they are sent out into the world of data.

SICK sensors guarantee transparency at every stage of the value added process. In addition, they are backwardly compatible, and can be used in existing automation architectures, while also communicating with higher-level systems.

See SICK at Hannover Messe 2017 at Hall 9, Stand F18.

SICK is a leading global producer of sensors and sensor solutions for industrial applications. Founded in 1946 by Dr.-Ing. e. h. Erwin Sick, the company with headquarters in Waldkirch im Breisgau near Freiburg, Germany ranks among the technological market leaders. With more than 50 subsidiaries and equity investments as well as numerous agencies, SICK maintains a presence around the globe. In the fiscal year 2015, SICK had more than 7,400 employees worldwide and achieved group sales of just under €1.3-billion (~CDN $1.83-billion).

More information about SICK available at or by phone at +49 (0) 7681 202-4183.


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