It is often the case for sheet machining that sheets must be transported individually in machines. Therefore, it is essential that only one sheet gets into the machine. If two sheets are on top of each other, the process will be halted. This task is resolved in a simple way using thickness measurement. If the current measured value is different from the thickness of one sheet, an error is detected. The measurement is independent of the absolute position of the sheet in the measuring gap. Depending on the requirement, laser, optical, capacitive or eddy current sensors can be used for this.