SICK AG

www.sick.com

SICK is one of the world’s leading solutions providers for sensor-based applications in the industrial sector.

About us

SICK is one of the world’s leading solutions providers for sensor-based applications in the industrial sector. Founded in 1946 by Dr.-Ing. e. h. Erwin Sick, the company with headquarters in Waldkirch im Breisgau near Freiburg ranks among the technological market leaders. With more than 50 subsidiaries and equity investments as well as numerous agencies, SICK maintains a presence around the globe.SICK has more than 11,000 employees worldwide and a group revenue of around EUR 2 billion (fiscal year 2021). Additional information about SICK is available on the Internet at www.sick.com

Address
SICK AG
Erwin-Sick-Str. 1
79183 Waldkirch
Germany

Phone: +49 7681 202-0
Fax: +49 7681 202-3863
Internet: www.sick.com

Contact person

Tian Huang
Senior Marketing Manager
Phone: +86 186 11711713
Honghui Yao
Senior Sales Manager
Phone: +86 137 20093693
Representative
SICK MAIHAK (Beijing) Co., Ltd
No. 160 Beiqing Road Haidian District
Beijing
P. R. China

Phone: +86 10 62454243
Fax: +86 10 62406090
Internet: www.sick.com

Products and Services

With MARSIC, the ship emissions measuring device from SICK, you can sail fully certified across all the seas — safe in the knowledge that the measured values are reliably accessible. You can also rest assured that maintenance and calibra- tion costs will stay low in the long term. As a market leader in onshore emissions measurement tech- nology, SICK has decades of experience in the development and integration of gas analysis and emissions measurement. Furthermore, SICK offers comprehensive on-board mea- surement systems and has a long tradition within maritime applications. MARSIC therefore comprises repeatedly proven technology, which has demonstrated its quality and reliability all over the world. SICK now has the largest number of ship emissions measuring devices installed worldwide and has established itself as the leading manufacturer in the area of maritime emission control.
Marsic 300

The MARSIC300 ship emissions mea- suring device from SICK is an innovative solution for reliably measuring emis- sions on ships according to MARPOL An- nex VI and IMO MEPC.SICK is offering the MARSIC300 as a compact complete system. Designed to be used on ships, the measuring device boasts extremely low maintenance costs and modules that are easy to replace.

Marsic 280

MARSIC280 from SICK is a cost-optimized solution for reliably measuring emissions on ships according to MARPOL Annex VI and IMO MEPC. MARSIC280 is designed for measurement of SO2 and CO2 down- stream of the scrubber. Classification organizations have type-approved the measuring device for this application.

Flowsic 100

Pollutant emis- sions can be continuously measured and limit values observed through the use of modern and reliable emission measuring technology. The measuring technology used must comply with the minimum requirements of international standards and prove its suitability by means of an EU type examination. FLOWSIC100 gas flow measuring instrument from SICK meet all these requirements

News & Innovations

MARSIC300 Recognized as one of the Leading Environmental Technology Innovations
Award-winning technology from SICK for clean air over the world’s oceans: SICK entered its "MARSIC300" solution for the reliable monitoring of ships’ emissions for the Baden-Württemberg Environmental Technology Award competition. SICK came third in the category ‘Measurement, Control & Regulatory Technology, Industry 4.0’. Frank Hehl, Senior Vice President Global Industry Center Process Automation, and Christian Lohner, Product Manager of the MARSIC300 at GBC03, received the award from Franz Untersteller, Baden-Württemberg’s Minister for the Environment, Climate and Energy, at the prize-giving ceremony.

The analyzer monitors gas scrubbers that remove harmful sulfur oxides from the exhaust fumes of ships’ diesel engines. Emissions caused by shipping harms people and the environment worldwide: More than 10% of CO2 emissions are the result of international shipping, and there is additional pollution in coastal regions from sulfur and nitrogen oxides, as well as fine particles. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has therefore introduced more stringent regulations – which come into effect on 1 January 2020 – with considerably lower limits for ships’ emissions worldwide.

“SICK early on developed this technology for maritime emissions measurement, and the MARSIC300 is a world leading product designed to help international shipping companies desulfurize their fleets’ emissions. New challenges will appear on the path to the complete de-carbonization of ship propulsion systems – offering major opportunities for companies that have the foresight to create the necessary measuring solutions,” explained Frank Hehl.

The development and production of the MARSIC300 emission measuring solution took place in collaboration with experts in maritime applications at SICK’s sites in southern Baden, Überlingen (on Lake Constance), and Hamburg. "In particular, the requirements of the maritime industry, such as reliability and easy maintenance, were implemented. Thus MARSIC300 plays a major role in reliably measuring ship emissions and continuously monitoring pollutant emissions," added Christian Lohner, responsible product manager of the MARSIC300. The production area has been doubled at the Lake Constance site and a new production line has been constructed in Hamburg to meet the high demand.

Baden-Württemberg’s Environment Ministry has been presenting the Environmental Technology Award for innovative products and processes in environmental technology biannually since 2009. Prizes are awarded in four categories for solutions that make a significant contribution towards resource efficiency and environmental protection. Companies with headquarters or branches in Baden-Württemberg are entitled to enter the competition.
Working together for climate protection: SICK joins climate alliance
SICK is among the first to sign Baden-Württemberg’s Climate Protection Agreement and was acclaimed for its commitment to climate protection during the 9th Resource Efficiency Congress // SICK ist Erstunterzeichner der Klimaschutzvereinbarung Baden-Württemberg und wurde im Rahmen des 9. Ressourceneffizienzkongresses für sein Klimaengagement gewürdigt


Last Wednesday at the 9th Resource Efficiency Congress, SICK was honored as one of the first signatories of the Baden-Württemberg Climate Protection Agreement and thus for its commitment to the climate. SICK is one of the 17 pioneering companies of the new BW Climate Alliance, which with their signature declare their willingness to work together and sustainably for a positive climate change. Among other things, SICK thus commits itself to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions even further and to making energy consumption more efficient.

Neither humanity nor its economic activities can exist without an intact environment. For SICK, sustainability means taking concrete measures for climate and environmental protection, and taking our corporate responsibility for the following generations seriously. We welcome this initiative by the Ministry of the Environment and hope that more companies in Baden-Württemberg will join the alliance, said Dr. Tosja Zywietz at the official presentation of a certificate by Environment Minister Franz Untersteller.

You will find further details on the climate protection agreement between SICK and the State of Baden-Württemberg in the official press release.
SICK at the Resource Efficiency Congress 2020

Due to the ongoing corona pandemic, the Resource Efficiency Congress of the Ministry of the Environment Baden-Württemberg took place as a hybrid event and was broadcasted live from the Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre. Besides Dr. Tosja Zywietz, who was invited to a panel discussion with the Minister of the Environment, Torsten Hug, Senior Vice President Quality Management, also spoke. In a "Commitment Talk" he presented SICK's motivation and concrete climate protection measures. In addition, the congress participants heard from Bernhard Müller, Senior Vice President Industry 4.0, how innovations in sensor technology can be used to achieve environmental goals.
Sustainability at SICK

The Network Meeting (article in German) in July 2020 marked the start of the new sustainability strategy at SICK, which was adopted by the entire Executive Board in autumn 2019. The focus of the new strategy is to integrate ecology into all key processes and business areas that have an influence on sustainability. Fourteen fields of action have been identified, and committed working groups have already been formed to drive the new strategy forward within the company and uncover further sustainability potential. The second network meeting is expected to take place in October. A workspace with detailed information on the individual fields of action and status updates will be available to interested employees on mosaic+ from mid October.

The topic of sustainability also has a firm place at SICK Beyond Borders and is integrated into the long-term development of the strategy. Here you can learn more about the Driving Initiative "Sustainability Network".
Welcome to reality: Industry 4.0 at SICK
What is still a future vision elsewhere is an everyday event at SICK: Production to Industry 4.0 standards // Bei SICK ist Alltag, was andernorts noch Zukunftsmusik ist: eine Produktion nach Industrie-4.0-Standards.

What is still a future vision elsewhere is an everyday event in Hochdorf: Production to Industry 4.0 standards, with software-controlled processes, and digitally networked machines that communicate with one another and optimize processes autonomously. 13 employees are a fixed component in this scenario because – despite all the automation – humans are important participants in this system.

One would look for rigidly linked production lines in vain in Hochdorf. Twelve fully automated and four manually operated assembly modules, as well as one hybrid made up of automated and manually operated components, stand like islands in the light and airy hall. AGCs supply material to the modules, driving along the aisles and sharing a collaborative workspace with the personnel. All this is controlled by high-performance software specially developed by SICK. All the information on an order is laid down in this decentrally organized and networked ‘control center’, e.g. product properties, unit numbers, and which production step is necessary on which module. The system transmits this information to the machines, or provides it to the employees via a digital assistant system. In the other direction, the higher-ranking factory system constantly receives feedback on the state of the order. SICK sensors are decisively involved in this communication, proving themselves in Hochdorf under real Industry 4.0 conditions.

Five of a total of twelve planned product families are currently produced in Freiburg-Hochdorf; 500,000 product variants are conceivable thanks to this highly flexible system. “This allows us to respond to increasingly individual customer requirements and even produce small unit numbers affordably,” explains Joachim Schultis, Head of Operations, Photoelectric Sensors & Fibers. In addition to this high flexibility comes enormous resource efficiency: “With the help of the software we prioritize orders – producing sensors, in effect, on demand. Product variants are first laid down in the system and produced when they are actually called up by a customer.”

And what does this mean for the colleagues at Hochdorf? “The strengths of Industry 4.0 production are shown in the collaboration with the personnel,” says Klaus Burger, Manager Assembly, Photoelectric Sensors & Fibers. In this way, machines can take over activities that are monotonous, tiring or particularly prone to error: “Machines can take over the work if, for example, tiny little screws have to be turned with a particular torque, relieving the employees.” Overall, work in an Industry 4.0 environment is more varied than on classic assembly lines. “Everyone can do everything here. This requires new skills and holistic understanding,” says Burger. Who takes on what is clarified by the team (currently in one-shift operation). “This promotes communication and team spirit. Everyone maintains an overview and makes major contributions.”

And precisely this is also of central importance for the further development and expansion of Industry 4.0 at SICK: “Although we already work productively, we are still a learning system. The feedback we get from the people makes an important contribution towards further improvements,” says Schultis, advocating patience and trust if, at times, some things cannot be achieved immediately. Everyone at the Hochdorf site is well aware of how important this pioneering work is: “It’s a super feeling being able to actively contribute towards the success of this important project,” adds Burger.

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