robot guidance and even more besides

Robots in the electronics industry: fast, precise, and flexible – thanks to intelligent sensor technology

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In virtually every country, quality requirements are increasing, innovation cycles are getting shorter, and wage costs are rising. As a result, demand for robot-based automation solutions is growing within the electronics industry. Easier collaboration (e.g., thanks to compact and lightweight robots) is opening up additional applications for the market and offers huge potential for new customized automation Solutions.   Continue reading

Intelligent measurement technology at every step of the process

Measurements for added quality

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A consistently high level of quality among parts and components can only be guaranteed if you regularly check results with measurements. These thorough checks are carried out using a wide array of methods, for example outside of the process by removing sample parts and conducting a mechanical check or by using measurement tools that are integrated directly into the production process. This is precisely the area where optical measuring sensors can show off their strengths. 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

One housing, three technologies

Keeping pace with rapid development

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Innovation cycles in the electronics industry are getting shorter all the time: Something that was considered an ultra- modern flat-screen TV is already seen as a whopper just a short time later. The production facilities must be capable of rapid and reliable operation. These requirements also apply to the sensors used in the machines: glass, reflective surfaces, transparent materials, or materials with minimum remission – reliable detection with sensors whose compact design ideally enables them to be integrated into the machine design with ease are the order of the day. SICK has packaged three different technologies in one rugged miniature housing that is hardly as big as a lump of sugar. The result: versatility in use for many different industries Continue reading