The "Master Analyzer" product by SICK has been awarded this year's prize for the "Best Product" in the category of identification, packaging, loading and load securing technology.
The Master Analyzer applies the easiest possible approach to achieve standardized recording and maintenance of object master data, e.g., size, weight, and part number, plus photos. After all, master data has to meet certain requirements for flexibility and adjustability. This is the only way to achieve efficient and sustainable processes. Industry 4.0 generates, uses, and changes this master data. The need for changes stems from the fact that the increasing individualization of products means that an increasing number of values have to be taken into account.
The Master Analyzer can be used in a wide array of areas. It brings transparency into all supply chain processes, records data at the receiving work station and for dispatch, and optimizes storage areas. Products are visualized and digitalized in real time, regardless of their shape, surface, and material properties. Even the smallest products can be measured safely. Measurement starts as soon as the object has been recorded and the data is emitted directly after completion of the measurement process. A high level of process security and major time savings are achieved because the product does not need to be aligned and can be measured from both directions.
An industrial algorithm for measurement combined with the output of 3D data for visualization enables data to be recorded in a standardized manner. Data management for warehouse management systems is also standardized and does not require an external PC or screen. Furthermore, the Master Analyzer scores points thanks to its rugged design, simple and intuitive operation, and maintenance-free mechanism. It can be used either as a stationary or mobile solution and can also use optional industrial rechargeable battery and WLAN technology.