April 11, 2018

Sick previews Telematic Data Collector (TDC) device for collecting IoT data

By DC Velocity Staff

Sick booth at Modex 2018
One of the products featured at Sick's Modex booth: sensors designed to distinguish among a wide variety of package types on a conveyor—especially useful for e-commerce applications. Watch our video tour of the booth.

Sensor, machine vision, and automatic identification (auto ID) product producer Sick demonstrated applications for its platforms in the area of automated guided carts (AGCs) and automated guided vehicles (AGVs). The company offers an optical line sensor (OLS), magnetic line sensor (MLS), and grid localization sensor (GLS) that can help robotic vehicles navigate the warehouse, and a MicroScan 3 laser sensor and TiM361S LIDAR sensor that can help them avoid obstacles and improve safety.

The company also previewed its Telematic Data Collector (TDC) system, a blue box the size of a pack of playing cards that serves as a gateway for collecting sensor data and transmitting it for cloud processing or edge computing. Set to reach the U.S. market in June, the device will allow users to produce Internet of Things (IoT) data for applications in real-time asset tracking, monitoring and alerting, and predictive maintenance alerts.

For more information, visit www.sick.com.

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