Photoelectric sensors

Object detection with miniature heads

Confined spaces, tiny objects, and tailored component designs – these are some of the challenges faced when producing electronic components and devices. Intelligent solutions from SICK are exactly the right combination of fiber-optic sensors and fibers – for flexible and reliable object detection that can cope with the smallest nook and cranny. Continue reading

The new era of contrast sensors from SICK

KTS and KTX: more than just print mark sensors

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Where most of the contrast sensors reach their limits, the KTS and KTX offer more applications, more areas of use, more flexibility. They incorporate more than just the reliability and availability of contrast sensors from the market and technology leader: TwinEye-Technology®, multifunctional display, integrated job memory and the combination of contrast and color sensor technology. Continue reading

Flexible Solutions for any application

Detection what ever the circumstances

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Within the electronics industry, the optimization of products and processes is vital to creating the intelligent solutions of the future. End products are entering new dimensions in terms of their performance capabilities – by becoming smaller, flatter, and lighter. Automation solutions are becoming leaner so that their optimization potential can be fully tapped from a quality assurance and cost perspective. As industrial applications become more complex, detection requirements are increasing. But SICK has the answer: the right technology for any challenge – all in an ultra-compact housing.   Continue reading

The ultra-mini WTB2S-2 Blue miniature photoelectric sensor

Blue light LED: The ideal solution to detect high light-absorbing objects

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The ultra-mini WTB2S-2 Blue miniature photoelectric sensor takes over when conventional red-light sensors reach their limits. It can be relied upon to detect even high light-absorbing objects such as dark-blue solar cells, for example. An ultra-compact design with the performance of large photoelectric proximity sensors offers new space-saving machine construction possibilities. Continue reading

Opto-electronic sensors for detection of transparent objects

Detecting with ‘(through)sight’ – automating with foresight

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Transparent plastic packaging, bottles made of glass or PET, ampoules, pipettes, flat, tubular, and hollow glass, films for securing loads on pallets: In many manufacturing processes, automators must cope with transparent objects. In order that these objects are detected reliably, SICK has developed a special sensor portfolio for factory automation. It excels due to outstanding optical performance, intelligence in terms of evaluation technology, and automation-related flexibility. When detecting transparent objects, use of this portfolio allows solving varied tasks reliably and efficiently. Continue reading