SICK is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems and automatic identification products for Factory Automation, Logistics Automation and Process Automation applications. Whether automating factories or optimising distribution centres or monitoring emissions from a stack, SICK provides cost-effective solutions.

Our company has pioneered a long line of industry firsts – such as the first safety light curtain, the first colour sensor, and much more. These innovations provide solutions to virtually every industry application.

In the mining industry, SICK offers a wide range of sensors and systems to increase safety and improve monitoring of potentially dangerous situations. SICK’s portfolio includes solutions for analysing and monitoring mine gas in coal mining. Thanks to these solutions, mine operators benefit not only from a valuable safety and ventilation data but also from information that can help to identify areas of the mine in which personnel should or should not be deployed. SICK also offers solutions for protecting mobile plant machinery, for collision awareness, and tunnel warning systems for use underground and in open-cut (surface) mining.

In surface mining, there are a number of factors that ensure the efficient movement of materials and the safety of both the equipment and miners. Protecting mobile equipment from collisions, ensuring vehicles are loaded and unloaded efficiently and safely, and managing the loading of mine transport vehicles are all major requirements for any surface mining operation.

Underground coal mines contain potentially harmful gases, which must be monitored and controlled to allow normal mining operations and to minimise the risk of explosions. Underground mines are also a potentially dangerous place for mine workers. Large mobile equipment in confined tunnels is a continuous hazard to miners and infrastructure. SICK will support you by providing safe solutions for monitoring mine atmospheres and control underground mine equipment in these hazardous applications.

SICK will showcase their latest innovations and technologies on the IMARC exhibition floor. Register your complimentary expo pass here.