Fieldbus module for fiber-optic sensors and distance sensors

Bus traffic on the information superhighway


At SICK, sensor data travels by bus: Fiber-optic sensors and distance sensors are connected to a WI180C-PB fieldbus module and integrated in PROFIBUS systems. The communication module enables quick access to the individual sensors and transfers their data to the control system. In automated processes, the module optimizes the transfer of parameters and the integration of the sensors into the machine network. In this way, the WI180C-PB plays a key role in ensuring fast communication between the control system and the sensors in machines and plants. Continue reading

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

Flexible Solutions for any application

Detection what ever the circumstances


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

Opto-electronic sensors for detection of transparent objects

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


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


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