Manufacturers across multiple industries face a number of current challenges, including shorter production series, lower costs, and a need for increased flexibility. But perhaps the greatest challenge is effectively implementing automated material handling solutions.

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With the creation of many new technologies for the industrial automation industry, this is a very exciting time,” said Kevin Gagliostro, SICK Market Product Manager for Track & Trace Systems. “Simple and repetitive tasks of lifting heavy parts from deep bins, conveyors, and racks has always been a primary source of long-term back injuries, accidents, and inefficiencies.”

In this eBook, you will find three different robot guidance systems that use SICK vision technology to provide flexibility in the production process.