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SICK to present its Industry 4.0 credentials

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After six years of absence, SICK AG will return to the Hannover Industry Fair (HMI) as an exhibitor this year.

The lead theme of this year’s HMI is Industry 4.0 and SICK AG sees the event as an opportunity to re-emphasise its position as technology driver in this field. As such, the company will present its entire portfolio of sensors and sensor solutions for industrial applications at the show.

As long as 10 years ago, SICK developed its “Sensor Intelligence.” claim to focus on the development in the automation world, which was then only beginning to take shape. Since then, the corporate claim has been used to express SICK’s emphasis on sensor technology as a data provider for the intelligent factory.

SICK’s participation in the fair underlines the company’s solutions competence in the context of Industry 4.0. Due to the wide range of products, systems and services offered for various lines of industry within Factory, Logistics and Process Automation, the sensor specialist generates added value for Industry 4.0.

At the exhibition stand, the focus will be placed on providing responses to key challenges associated with Industry 4.0. These challenges include, for example, the safe interaction between people and machinery, the traceability of products during complex manufacturing and logistics processes, and the flexibility of production systems in view of increasingly individual customer requirements.

“Industry 4.0 plays an important role for our strategic and technological direction. SICK’s presence at the fair allows the company to position itself as a technology driver and innovation leader in the field of Industry 4.0,” explained Dr. Robert Bauer, Chairman of the Executive Board of SICK AG.

“We believe we are on the right track toward playing a leading role in actively shaping the major changes in the near and more distant future, which are discussed under the headings of Industry 4.0‚ Industrial Internet and cyber-physical systems.”

Bauer added that the political dimensions of Industry 4.0 mean that it is important for SICK AG to present and discuss its positions on the topic.

“HMI provides an excellent opportunity to do so, as it brings together decision-makers in industry, politics and on the customer side as well as representatives of associations and universities,” he said.

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