SICK, Inc., the North American subsidiary of SICK was established in 1976. Our headquarters are located in Minneapolis, MN and we have sales offices throughout the U.S. and Canada. Our goal is to help our clients achieve their goals: high production rates, short processing times, safe environments and consistent high quality. We design and manufacture our cost-effective products to achieve a high level of precision, reliability and versatility.
SICK is a leading manufacturer of factory and process automation technology worldwide. With more than 450 patents for photoelectric sensors, safety solutions and bar code scanners, SICK continues to lead the industry in new product innovations. The diversity of its product line allows SICK to offer solutions at every phase of production in the automotive, packaging, electronics, food and beverage and material handling industries.
SICK Industrial Sensors reliably sort, count, inspect, measure, recognize and verify the position, size and overall shape of objects. Contrast sensors recognize differences in material brightness and color. Luminescence sensors recognize fluorescent markings, labels, threads, lubricants and adhesives. Color sensors identify and differentiate objects by color.
Since our inception, we have led the world in opto-electronic Safety Solutions for hazardous machines. SICK continues to develop innovative point-of-operation devices, optical perimeter and area guards. Advanced functions of our safety control devices include fixed, floating, and multiple point floating blanking, Presence Sensing Device Initiation (PSDI) and multiple configurable muting controls.
Our Laser Measurement System Sensors are non-contact measuring systems that scan two-dimensionally, with no additional reflectors or markers required. These devices are ideal for determining the volume of objects or bulk materials, collision prevention for AGVs (Automated Guided Vehicles), determining and monitoring the position of objects, sorting and classifying, and for positioning control. Laser Measurement Systems are powerful and versatile tools; they are available in both inside- and outside-use models.
With an innovative line of bar code line scanners, omni scanners, vision-based reading systems, integration software, and dimensioning products, SICK offers the industry's broadest range of solutions for automatic identification applications. And, we have more than 50 years of application experience and a full-service support organization with 24/7 telephone assistance to meet the emerging needs of our customers. High-performance, flexibility and simplicity are the hallmarks of SICK's bar code scanners and systems.
Our Environmental Monitors division SICK Maihak is a worldwide supplier of opacity, gas, dust and flow analyzers. SICK's equipment utilizes in-situ technologies to provide the most cost-effective installation, operation and maintenance.