Environmental issues

Always one step ahead when improving products and customer benefits: this is both the challenge and the mission. Thus SICK’s Process Automation segment, with its intelligent sensors, is one of the largest producers of continuous measuring analyzers for gas, dust and process liquids. Innovative products and the specific provision of services worldwide are our best prerequisites for ensuring customer proximity and providing proven solutions for monitoring emissions and measuring process gases.

Innovations count

With decades of experience, SICK’s Process Automation segment makes a major contribution towards solving complex measurement tasks. And we can take pride when looking back at SICK products that have become milestones. As a pioneer in in-situ measurement we introduced the first optoelectronic smoke density measurement devices for environmental protection. The first fog warning devices for freeways were presented in 1957, while the first volume flow measurement devices using the ultrasonic principle of transit time difference measurement appeared in 1982. Spectral photometers for multi-component analyses under process conditions were developed for the market and are now in the reference class.

We think ahead. We use our technological expertise and application knowledge to expand our device platforms consistently. We exploit promising new ideas to enlarge the wide range of measurement principles available. We always focus on the customers’ need for reliable measurement technology that offers economical operation.

We want to make the handling of our products as easy as possible for our customers because, frequently, fewer people must master increasing demands whilst complying with ever more stringent legislation and environmental regulations. Only an optimally functioning process can guarantee product quality and competitiveness whilst observing legal requirements.

Exhaust gases are of decisive importance

Compliance with legal obligations requires reliable monitoring. SICK can supply a tailor-made measurement solution according to the gas, concentration, or measurement site conditions. Already successful for decades in coal-fired and diesel power stations, in cement works or in chemical plants, SICK is also involved in reducing emissions at sea. The MCS100E HW makes shipping environmentally friendly. Certified by Germanischer Lloyd, it actually exceeds the standard demanded by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

SICK AG is a world leader in the production of sensors and sensor solutions for industrial applications in factory, logistics and process automation. The Group, based in Waldkirch-im-Breisgau, maintains a worldwide presence with over 5,000 employees.