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Sick will show the 4Sight automated print inspection system, developed in Sick AppSpace with packaging automation specialists Autocoding Systems. 4Sight communicates directly with common printer types, such as inject and laser thermal transfer. It can therefore recognise and inspect the alphanumeric code applied by the printer and continue the inspection whenever a code is updated, for example with a new date or batch number. There is no requirement to teach the camera what to look for, or for fixturing using edges or logos. The solution is hosted on the Sick Inspector P vision sensor.

The company will also demonstrate its entry-level robot guidance solutions using smart 2D and 3D vision sensors. The Inspector PIM60 URCap integrates Sick’s Inspector PIM60 2D vision sensors with Universal Robots. Simple to set up and use, the combination delivers a powerful toolkit for creating a vision-guided robot task with minimum time and effort. Configuration is achieved in minutes through the UR controller or the Inspector PIM60 without need for an additional PC.

Finally, Sick’s Trispector P Beltpick is a 3D vision guidance solution for robot picking with improved z-axis control, enabling gentle handling of complex shapes and profiles, or picking products with variable heights from a conveyor. The system adapts the robot’s picking action to the height of each individual product, reducing the risk of damage. With plug-and-play support for ABB, Staubli and Universal Robots, users have access to a range of Sick AppSpace apps for belt picking applications. Other robot manufacturers can also be integrated with the new system.