Sensor solutions for robotics: Working together as equals | SICK AG

Sensor solutions for robotics: Working together as equals | SICK AG


The robotics industry needs sensor solutions
from SICK. For every challenge: Robot Vision Safe Robotics End-of-Arm Tooling and Position Feedback. Robot Vision: These are optical and image-based systems that allow the robot to identify where something
is located. “The collaborative robots of Universal Robots
have revolutionized industrial robotics. With SICK sensors, added benefits include
efficiency and safety, allowing the industrial sector to automate any manufacturing process and be more competitive.” “At SICK, we have spent years manufacturing
devices aimed at Industry 4.0, from artificial vision equipment to automatic identification, Smart Sensors and safety equipment. SICK offers a wide range of vision devices. These devices provide assistance in positioning,
inspection, and measurement tasks.” „SICK 3D sensors and Stäubli VALtrack software
open new dimensions: Combining outstanding precision and speed for robot tracking. With VALtrack it is easy to integrate such
innovative sensors.“ Safe Robotics solutions ensure the safety
of humans. „We have created a world unique flexible
robot cell. Solving the big challenge together with SICK
to automate high mix and low volume. It’s important to have fenceless safety
in order to increase flexibility and foot print. And we have created this fenceless safety
solution that is safe and fulfills all regulations and above. We are using two laser scanners from SICK
to detect and monitor the surroundings if there are any objects or people coming in. One of the big challenges with robots is to program them. What we have done, is take each robot programming to the next level. SICK is a world leader in machine robot safety. And they have supported us in a tremendous way” End-of-Arm Tooling encompasses the sensor
technology concerning the gripper. “End-of-Arm Tooling basically has to do
with the tools at the robot flange and the feed systems.” And our contribution are the sensor solutions
for End-of-Arm Tooling and the feed systems. We detect the objects which need to be gripped. We measure distances when the robot approaches
the tools. We detect whether objects have been correctly gripped and whether they have been placed at the right position. We deliver gripper position data for adjustable
grippers. We offer RFID technology for gripper change
systems because it is important that the right tool is gripped by the robot in these cases. Unique tool detection is necessary for this
purpose. We deliver C-slot magnetic cylinder sensors. Everything for an adaptive gripper.” Position Feedback: Motor feedback systems deliver data on the speed, position, and status of the drives and build the foundation of sensors for all robot movements. “Here in the background, you see our current
5-kilo robot. It is used especially for pick-and-place applications
and handling tasks.” With motor feedback systems from SICK, the position accuracy and repeatability required here are achieved. And the robots can also be used in the future
for safe robotics applications. The cooperation with SICK was excellent because we had a competent contact for all issues who gave quick and expert feedback.” The future is here. Sensor solutions from SICK make flexible automation solutions and freely accessible robotics applications possible.

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