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SICK, a manufacturer of sensors and sensing systems, is to host a free-to-attend educational technology day at Williams Formula 1 (F1) in Oxfordshire on 11 May.

The event is intended to give delegates an insight into increasing profitability through sensor intelligence, improving logistics automation and achieving practical machine safety.

‘The SICK technology day will give delegates a good working knowledge of not only the latest safety regulations but also how innovations in sensing technology can help to achieve compliance, enhance productivity and increase profitability,’ said Seb Strutt, safety specialist at the company.

The day includes a total of 18 lectures and practical workshops, covering everything from the latest Machinery Directive to the remote management of sensors and how to enhance Lean operations.

Each session will provide the opportunity to troubleshoot problems with a team of SICK specialists.

Attendees can choose which sessions to attend to ensure the day is tailored to their individual needs.

There will also be an opportunity to tour Sir Frank Williams’ private F1 collection and try out the on-site F1 simulator.

SICK (UK) LTD

SICK is a global leader in sensors and sensing systems for factory automation, logistics automation and process control. SICK’s comprehensive product portfolio encompasses sensors, encoders, machinery safety, machine vision and auto-identification in use by customers all over the world. Established for over 70 years, SICK products range from simple optical devices through to embedded intelligent systems, ready to meet the needs of Industry 4.0.

SICK sensors: At the heart of automation

SICK is one of the world’s leaders in sensors and sensing technologies for factory automation, logistics automation and process control.

SICK’s comprehensive product portfolio encompasses sensors, encoders, machinery safety, machine vision and auto-identification. The company also provides process instrumentation for gas and fluid flow and for chemical and pollutant detection.

From simple optical sensors and barcode readers to complex safety systems; from machine vision to emissions monitoring, SICK’s intelligent sensor solutions facilitate advanced automation and process control.

SICK products are designed with simplicity of installation and operation in mind. They help customers to achieve greater reliability and productivity, increased production flexibility and more efficient use of resources.

Founded in Germany more than 70 years ago, SICK employs more than 7,400 employees worldwide. The company invests heavily in research and development and is leading the way in smart sensor development to support Industry 4.0 objectives.

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