About us

SIKORA AG was founded in 1973 and celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2013. Today SIKORA is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of measuring and control technology, inspection, analysis and sorting systems for the wire and cable, hose and tube as well as optical fiber and plastics industry. With 250 employees worldwide, 14 international offices and more than 30 regional representatives all over the world, the company provides customers with innovative product solutions and individual service. The systems are exclusively made at the headquarters in Bremen/Germany. Innovation, product quality and customer satisfaction define the daily activities at SIKORA. We optimize your production processes!

Products and services

With SIKORA measuring and control technology for hoses, tubes, pipes, sheets and plastic pellets, customers benefit from an increasing product quality, process stability and profitability: modern Laser, X-ray and millimeter waves technologies measure precisely and reliably various online product dimensions such as diameter, ovality, wall thickness and concentricity. In addition, inspection, analyzing and sorting systems for plastic pellets ensure highly clean material in the extrusion process right from the start. With this complete range of innovative technologies manufacturers run their production lines more efficiently and economically, ensuring optimum quality during the entire production process.

PURITY CONCEPT V

Optical offline inspection and analysis of plastic pellets

• offline inspection and analysis of transparent, diffuse or colored plastic material
• laboratory operation, incoming goods inspection
• combines the advantages of a light table with an automatic offline material control
• clear allocation of the contamination and follow-up inspection are possible at any time
• monitoring and data logging for maximum process optimization

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CENTERWAVE 6000

Diameter, ovality, wall thickness and sagging measurement of large pipes with a diameter from 90 to 3200 mm

• innovative millimeter wave technology for non-contact, non-destructive online measurement
• rotating measurement around the complete circumference
• easy operation without presetting product parameters, reliable without calibration
• independent from material and temperature, no coupling media necessary

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PLANOWAVE 6000

Thickness measurement in sheet extrusion

• innovative millimeter wave technology for non-contact, nondestructive online measurement of plastic sheets
• all-in-one measuring system for integration into the
extrusion line
• easy operation without presetting product parameters, reliable without calibration
• independent from material and temperature, no coupling media necessary
• measuring data in real time available for display and control

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Address
SIKORA AG
Bruchweide 2
28307 Bremen
Germany

Phone: +49 4214 89000
Fax: +49 4214 890090
Internet: www.sikora.net
E-mail: Send message

Contact person

Holger Lieder
Sales Director
Phone: +49 4214 89000
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Representative
SIKORA Russia
Storozhevaya 4, building 2, 1st floor, room 3
111020 Moscow
Russia

Phone: +7 499 2713131
Fax: +7 499 2713401
Internet: www.sikora.net
E-mail: Send message
SIKORA UKRAINE
Gonti Str. 30
21017 Vinnitsa
Ukraine

Phone: +380 432 622917
Fax: +380 462 623731
Internet: www.sikora.net
E-mail: Send message

News & Innovations

News

The focus of SIKORA’s appearance at the Interplastica 2020 from January 28 to 31, 2020 in Moscow is oninnovative measuring, control, inspection, analysis and sorting devices. At the SIKORA booth, visitors can expect a comprehensive portfolio of systems for quality control, process optimization and cost savings in the pipe, hose and tube as well as plastics industries.

For online inspection and sorting of plastic material, SIKORA showcases the PURITY SCANNER ADVANCED. The system combines X-ray with optical technology and detects contamination inside plastic pellets as well as on their surface. Perfection in detection provides the adaptive camera concept, where up to three optical cameras are used, depending on the expected contamination and application. For example, an X-ray camera detects metallic contamination inside pellets, optical cameras identify yellow discolorations as well as “black specks” inside transparent and on opaque pellets, whereas color deviations are detected by color cameras. Contaminated pellets are sorted out automatically.

For sample testing or incoming goods inspection and analysis of plastic material, SIKORA presents the PURITY CONCEPT V at Interplastica. Material samples, placed on a sample tray, are moved through the inspection area. Within seconds, the material is inspected automatically by a color camera and a projector marks the contaminated material directly on the sample tray. By analyzing the recorded images, contamination on the surface of transparent, diffuse and colored material are automatically detected, visualized and evaluated. A clear allocation of the contamination and follow-up inspection are possible at any time. The system is more accurate, more reproducible and more reliable than human, eye and manual light table, determines the size of contamination, and thus, contributes significantly to quality control and process optimization. Furthermore, SIKORA offers systems for offline inspection and analysis based on X-ray technology that detect and analyze metallic contamination inside of plastic materials.

For a 100 % quality control during the extrusion of pipes, SIKORA exhibits the CENTERWAVE 6000. Millimeter wave technology precisely measures the diameter, ovality, wall thickness and the inner profile (sagging) of the product. The measuring principle does not require any coupling media, is not influenced by temperature or the plastic material and measures precisely without the need of any calibration. A presetting of the product parameters is not required. Easy operation and precision lead to the highest quality of the final product as well as cost savings and optimal efficiency.

The X-RAY 6000 PRO is a further highlight for measuring the wall thickness, eccentricity, the inner and outer diameter and the ovality of hoses and tubes. Hereby, the thickness of up to three different material layers is measured. Furthermore, SIKORA presents diameter measuring systems of the LASER Series 2000 as well as LASER Series 6000, which also offer lump detection in addition to diameter measurement. SIKORA’s presentation in Moscow is completed by reliable lump detectors that detect irregularities on the product surface.

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