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

OD Mini: New short range distance sensor (displacement) for micrometer precise measurement

OD-Mini

The OD Mini is the ideal sensor solution when the issues that matter apart from precise measuring of small distances or detecting position changes in the µm range include compact construction size, minimal weight, special user-friendliness, and a high level of ruggedness. In three measurement ranges between 10 and 150 mm, the sensor allows extremely accurate and yet fast measurement of distances or detection of workpiece or manufacturing tolerances. Continue reading