While Germany’s manufacturing industry is in particularly good shape right now, the crucial transition to the information technology era is only just in the starting blocks, leaving it lagging behind other sectors. If manufacturers wish to retain their competitiveness on the international playing field, they simply cannot afford to miss the boat. The key to well-founded decisions, improved resource efficiency and end-to-end transparency right along the value creation chain lies in the unrestricted exchange of manufacturing, product and logistical data. In turn, this data exchange utterly depends on the data provided at the start of the process chain – by intelligent sensor technology.
SICK AG from southwest Germany spearheads technology and the market with its sensors and industrial applications solutions and creates the perfect basis for safe and efficient process control, preventing occupational accidents and avoiding environmental damage. At HANNOVER MESSE 2016, the company is demonstrating how robust, intelligent sensor data can be seamlessly integrated into various applications over a broad range of environmental conditions. After all, the challenges of the future – such as safe collaboration between humans and robots, high levels of variation right down to "batch size 1" and coping with rapid fluctuation in demand – will make intelligent, robust, reliable sensor technology an absolute must.
SICK AG (79183 Waldkirch, Germany), Hall 8, Stand D36