Industrial Communication

Optimizing packaging processes with IO-Link


Imagine a sensor that can let you know when something is about to malfunction: The IO-Link technology offers a diverse range of options for cost-effective, bidirectional communication between sensors and automation systems. The wrap-around packer from packaging specialist SOMIC is just one example of these systems. Through intelligent sensor and control technology, including with IO-Link sensors from SICK, the machine provides additional options for greater operating safety, packaging quality and output. Continue reading

photoelectric sensors

See ultra-black in the dark: New W2S-2 photoelectric sensor from SICK

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Even things “not graspable” are now detected reliably: Infrablack object with only 1 % diffuse light reflection can be detected dependably at a range of up to 50 mm. Innovative technologies constitute the best copy protection – and the new subminiature W2S-2 photoelectric sensor boasts plenty of those.  The new LED technology PinPoint 2.0 from SICK is 2.5 times more light-intensive than the previous PinPoint LEDs, ensuring even better switching precision and repeat accuracy. Continue reading