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

Photoelectric sensors

Round, short and economically unbeatable: New M18 cylindrical photoelectric sensor with extra short housing style

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The new SICK product family of cylindrical photoelectric sensors is named GR18S. Its compact housing design and choice of axial or radial optics provide particularly space-saving solutions with wide sensing distances and ranges for detecting the presence and position of objects in handling, conveyor and warehousing systems and the packaging industry. Continue reading