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

Versatile laser scanner makes affordable elevators a reality

Small sensor for great freedom under the cab

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With its latest solution – a shaftless platform lift – Ascendor is offering an affordable elevator model for private households. Rugged laser sensors from SICK protect the freely accessible area under the cab. With the TiM3xx, SICK offers a configurable sensor which is exceptionally light and efficient. This “mini” sensor is one of the most compact 2D laser scanners on the market and features a design fully suited to industrial applications, meaning it is rugged and resistant to environmental influences.   Continue reading

Reliable object detection

PowerProx: The new home of sensing range

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The new standard for reliable detection with an extended sensing range cannot be measured with a conventional yardstick. After all, with sensing ranges from 5 cm to 3.8 m, no object goes undetected by the PowerProx MultiTask photoelectric sensor. To achieve this, not only has SICK packed all the advantages of time-of-flight technology into the world’s smallest housing, we have also increased detection speed. PowerProx set standards, including when it comes to choice and commissioning – not only do they offer the best solution, they always provide the right solution. The four versions “Distance”, “Speed”, “Precision”, and “Small” are designed for different detection tasks. Continue reading

Reliable detection with the MLG-2 light grid

Reliable measurements no matter how diverse or colorful the products

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Mixed pallet handling is required in the retail sector to increase efficiency in sales locations. Logistics service providers are responding to this need with compatible automation solutions. Due to shining, transparent or dark packaging material, there are major optical challenges to be faced from one end of the logistics process to the other. It was in this context that Dematic worked in close collaboration with SICK to develop a specialist solution for reliable volume measurement. Continue reading