Digitization, 5G and AR/VR are disrupting industry. This is often referred to as “Industry 4.0”, in terms of data management and smart algorithms even “Industry 5.0”. The disrupting trends unlock a new level of autonomy for machines and change the way machines interact with each other and with humans in collaborative environments. To do so, machines rely on precise sensing and illumination solutions to capture their environment but also advanced human-machine interfaces to make collaboration more efficient. These master trends are not only impacting manufacturing environments, but are also driving change in home and building automation or household appliances. Realizing Industry 4.0 goals, our unique technology portfolio of smart sensors, light emitters and detectors covers all market requirements: speed, power, accuracy as well as small form factors and cost efficiency.
Our high-quality, precise and long-lasting products make industrial processes more efficient and reliable. From production lines to home robots – our key technologies like Active Stereo Vision (ASV), Time-of-Flight (ToF), Structured Light (SL) or LiDAR enable automation processes to be more powerful, easier to apply and smarter for human-machine interfaces. Our components are found at the core of safety functions for collaborative environments, from collision avoidance systems to unfenced working environments for production equipment in industrial environments such as robots or at home applications. Our extensive lighting portfolio perfectly matches the various needs of machine vision, human machine interaction and even design.