Unlocking the potential for sensor intelligence to power forward the fourth industrial revolution in factory, logistics and process automation is the theme for SICK UK’s stand at the Industry 4.0 Summit in Manchester from 4-5 April.
Automation specialists SICK (located at stand R20 for the summit) will demonstrate typical applications that use smart sensors as the essential building blocks to deliver the data needed for a fully-connected and safe Industry 4.0 environment.
In Industry 4.0, the sensor links to the machine, system, factory and the entire value-creation chain and provides for transparency in production and logistics, says the company.
SICK will be keen to explore with visitors how their user-specific applications can more easily be developed and quickly implemented in Industry 4.0.
Visitors will discover how companies of different sizes can benefit from easier user-programmability and achieve the complete integration of sensors into the cloud, adds SICK.
Seb Strutt, senior product manager for SICK UK said: “Industry 4.0 is an exciting new frontier for factory, logistics and process automation. We often think of 4.0 as a big concept, yet actually delivering its full potential begins with very localised and distributed applications powered by the intelligence embedded in smart devices.
“At the conference, SICK automation experts will be discussing how to successfully exploit the opportunities of Industry 4.0. Our aim is to make it as easy as possible for our customers to integrate, customise and connect both hardware and software to address their specific needs.”