Reliable object detection

PowerProx: The new home of sensing range


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

One housing, three technologies

Keeping pace with rapid development


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

Photoelectric sensors

Optical sensors with light line and light band for reliable detection of printed circuit boards


When optical detection using point-shaped light beams reaches its limits, the light line of the WT14-2 photoelectric sensor and the light band of the Reflex Array MultiTask photoelectric sensor will carry the day. Significant enlargement of the detection surface makes it possible to compensate above all for the openings of printed circuit boards that vary in size. In turn, this results in reliable presence detection. Continue reading