Rugged, innovative and precise solutions in harsh environments modern traffic management on road, rail and sea routes is geared towards safety, efficiency and a good environmental balance. Rugged sensor solutions provide reliable control and monitoring systems for transportation applications. With solutions from SICK, customers rely on many years of experience indoors and outdoors.
Laser measurement systems classify vehicles as part of the road toll system, automation light grids reliably detect people at train door systems, and dust measuring devices and gas analysers measure pollutant concentrations in tunnel areas. The wide range of rugged and innovative products combined with a worldwide service and sales structure has made SICK a market and technology leader in many fields of data acquisition in traffic engineering.
Reliable detection of vehicles in flowing, slowed or stationary traffic is required for progressive traffic planning and efficient traffic management. SICK provides appropriate solutions with high reliability and flexibility for all requirements.
During traffic data acquisition, vehicles must be classified at traffic counting stations according to regulations such as TLS 8+1 (Germany) or SWISS10 (Switzerland). Solutions from SICK are highly accurate, even in free-flowing traffic across multiple lanes with lanechanging.
SICK is the market and technology leader for profile measurement of trucks, 3D measurement of road surfaces and clearance profiles. Solutions from SICK provide accurate measurements and can be certified depending on the application. In addition, these solutions can also be used to determine vehicle speed.
Monitoring and controlling
Continuous monitoring of air quality and visibility in tunnels is absolutely required for traffic safety. Hazardous weather conditions, such as fog, must be detected on open roads. Solutions from SICK are able to detect the smallest particle and gas concentrations to reliably measure visibility in foggy conditions
Significant damage to the infrastructure can occur when vehicles are too wide or too tall, or when objects protrude. Lost cargo can, for example, lead to catastrophic accidents at crossings. SICK provides reliable and flexible solutions for increasing safety outdoors – even when type approval for single vehicles by the inspection authority
responsible is required.
Thanks to its extensive knowledge of sensor technology for transportation routes, SICK provides sound application consulting and customized service concepts from simple device instruction to detailed training to long-term maintenance contracts. The global presence of SICK ensures quick, efficient support on site.
Industry experience of SICK
With decades of experience in more than a thousand projects worldwide, SICK provides innovative solutions for all transportation routes in the following areas:
- Traffic management and planning
- Environmental protection