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SICK signs up for MEGATRANS2018

At MEGATRANS2018 SICK will be showcasing its range of complete system solutions for the logistics industry. Rather than simply providing individual components, the sensor manufacturer will offer a broad technology portfolio with suitable solutions for individual customer requirements. The company will be focussing on Industry 4.0, digitisation of goods and real-time monitoring at the show.

“SICK is excited to be present at MEGATRANS2018,” said Jason Mair, national product and marketing manager for SICK Australia/New Zealand. “During recent years, digitisation and networking in logistic processes in particular have crystallised into a major topic that SICK’s exhibition stand focuses on. For a sensor company like SICK, this presents amazing opportunities that we look forward to exploring by partnering and collaborating with the industry to ensure that our customers are well placed and digitised for the future.”

The Internet of Things (IoT) makes information available to everyone at any time. Also, customers increasingly expect fast, flexible services. As a result, logistics processes must be as flexible as possible, while at the same time allowing for increases in efficiencies. This can be achieved by using intelligent and flexible sensors to gather data and process it to offer insights into the logistics process, allowing the customer to make more informed decisions while enabling full traceability throughout the whole supply chain.

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. Also, they are backwardly compatible. Industry 4.0 sensors can be used in existing automation architectures, but they can also communicate with higher level systems.

The exhibition 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 products that will be on display are actively enabled for communication, ensuring that they can establish links with the world of data. With the aid of a cloud provider, the data that is collected is compiled and then evaluated and visualised accordingly.

Bringing its expertise to MEGATRANS2018 from 10-12 May this year, SICK is bolstering the popular technology showcase section of the event, which runs through the 30,000 square metres at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The multi-modal show comprises a number of other main sections, including logistics and materials handling/warehousing and storage; road transport; air, sea and rail; and infrastructure.”

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