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Introducing SICK AppSpace, the Open Software Platform with Far-Reaching Potential

25 May, 2017

SICK has launched an open software platform that system integrators and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) can use to develop tailor-made application solutions using SICK vision systems and smart sensors.

SICK AppSpace is supported by the new SICK SIM4000 Sensor Integration Machine, a multi-core processor that can integrate multiple cameras and sensors together with powerful image processing.

The SIM4000 offers up to 25 interfaces for Ethernet-based fieldbuses, cameras, illumination, sensors and encoders.  Its functionality includes 10-gigabit Ethernet interfaces for 2D or 3D cameras.  Sensors including RFID and laser scanners can also be integrated via IO-Link for distance and height measuring purposes.

Data can be merged into a point cloud, evaluated, archived, and transmitted via the SIM4000.  It can be used for multi-sensor or camera-based inspection for measurement and identification, as well as for data acquisition, archiving for quality control, process analysis or predictive maintenance.

Says Neil Sandhu, SICK’s National Product Manager for Imaging, Measurement, Ranging & Systems:

“The solution encompasses SICK AppStudio for application development and SICK AppManager for implementing and managing apps in the field. The SICK AppSpace Developers Club is a growing community where developers from SICK and our customers can exchange information and ideas.”

For more information on SICK AppSpace, SIM4000, the programmable SICK Inspector P63x/64x/65x family visit:

www.sick.co.uk

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