SICK to present its Industry 4.0 credentials

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

“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‚Äö 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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