SICK is one of the world’s leading producers of sensors and sensor solutions for industrial applications. Founded in 1946 by Dr.-Ing. h. c. Erwin Sick, the company with headquarters in Waldkirch/Germany ranks among the technological market leaders. With more than 50 subsidiaries, equity investments and numerous agencies, SICK maintains a presence all around the globe. In the fiscal year 2017, SICK had almost 9,000 employees and achieved Group sales of about EUR 1.5 billion.
With the motto “The Baggage Connection” SICK exhibits a track and trace system for automatic reading of IATA luggage tags in baggage handling systems. Designed as a hybrid solution, the system is a prime example of three technologies – laser scanners, cameras and RFID – working in perfect harmony for reliable identification and decoding the IATA bag tag.
Beside that SICK displays a new solution to support automated docking of Ground Support Equipment to aircrafts and a driver assistant system (APS) to protect the aircraft during pushback, maintenance and maneuver towing.