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SICK, Inc.

6900 W. 110th St., Minneapolis, MN, 55438, US

  • 952-941-6780
  • 800-325-7425

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Tracie Manor
USA
Phone: 952-829-4728
Fax: 952-941-9287
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SICK, Inc.

Automatic ID

Image-Based Code Reader suits quality control applications.

February 8, 2013

Available for 1D and 2D codes, Lector620 is suited for quality control, labeling applications, and track/traceability uses. Unit offers intelligent setup and intuitive operation, including teach-in with auto-focus, allowing users to mount scanner at any distance from code and automatically optimize setting for best read. Housed in metal enclosure with IP65 or IP67 rating for harsh conditions, Lector620 offers multiple on-board interfaces such as Ethernet TCP/IP, CAN, USB, and RS232. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Vision Sensor combines inspection and positioning.

February 7, 2013

Available in white or IR ring light option, Inspector PI50 contains expanded toolbox for object location and positioning based on taught-in pattern, free-form, and line/polygon object shapes. Unit also provides tools for quality inspection such as blob, pattern, edge, and pixel counting inspection. With Inspector PI50, users can build their own operator's interface with sensor's web API, and operate sensor from any computer or operator panel with standard web browser. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Automatic ID

Hand-Held Scanners target warehouses and distribution centers.

February 7, 2013

Designed to read 1D bar codes, Model IDM160 features corded design with 3 Good-Read indicators, including beeper, green LED, and vibration. Unit reads codes down to 3 mil resolution and up to 800 mm distance (for 20 mil codes). Using Bluetooth communication, cordless Model IDM160-BT can operate up to 30 m from wall-mount cradle. Unit also offers batch scanning capabilities whereby it can store up to 20,000 EAN codes when outside of Bluetooth range. Both are IP65 rated for heavy-duty environments. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Communication Systems & Equipment

UHF RFID Interrogator offers flexible connnectivity options.

February 6, 2013

Fully integrated proximity interrogator, RFU630, is intended for use with passive transponders in applications with scanning distances of up to 5 m. ID Pro-compatible product provides common connectivity and programming platform for all 3 SICK automatic identification technologies: RFID, 1D bar code, and 2D image-based code-readers. UHF read/write head includes controller, antenna, and communications protocols in IP67 housing. Read More

Vision Systems

Vision System uses 2D imaging and 3D cross triangulation.

February 6, 2013

Designed for robotized de-racking of stamped body parts, stand-alone PLR includes localization software and tools that facilitate integration with robot. Combination of 2D imaging with 3D cross triangulation ensures reliable operation in varying environments, while integrated Web server UI and integration tools support smooth integration into production. Vision system facilitates introduction of new parts into existing work cells and decreases part changeover times. Read More

Automatic ID

Barcode Reader suits track and traceability applications.

July 6, 2011

Designed to read 1D and 2D codes, Lector620 includes teach-in with auto-focus, allowing user to mount scanner at any distance from code and automatically optimize settings for best possible read. Image-based unit offers integrated illumination and visual indication that code has been read. Housed in metal enclosure with IP65 or IP67 rating for harsh conditions, Lector620 offers multiple on-board interfaces, including Ethernet TCP/IP, CAN, USB, and RS232. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Photoelectric Sensor comes in tough plastic housing.

January 28, 2011

Supplied in VISTAL(TM) housing, W9-3 has over-molded connector and custom ASIC that incorporates OES3 technology, which optimizes background suppression at extended range. Teach-in or potentiometer adjustment is available, and complementary (light and dark operate) outputs are standard. Exhibiting immunity to ambient light, sensor is capable of ignoring stray background reflections and detecting multicolored/shiny objects. Several mounting options are available. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Photoelectric Sensor detects irregular shaped objects.

August 27, 2010

Suited for leading and continuous edge detection of multi-height objects, pallets, and containers with holes/gaps, model WL27-3 Reflex Array photoelectric sensor features 50 mm detection height and detects any object that is 12 mm or larger. High resolution version offers Minimum Detectable Object (MDO) resolution down to 5 mm with 24 mm detection height. Unit is also suited for use in products with tapered edges (totes), bagged product, warped boards, and packaged products. Read More

Automatic ID

Miniature Barcode Scanners target OEM/machine builder market.

July 27, 2010

Easily configured via online tool, CLV500 Series ultra-compact barcode scanners feature large depth-of-field that allows for flexibility in code size and target placement. Models CLV503 and CLV505 are suited for packaging systems, circuit board processing, and robotic inspection. With scanning frequency of 1,000 Hz, CLV505 is suited for conveyor speeds of up to 5 m/sec, depending on application, and fits in extremely small spaces. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Photoelectric Sensors can detect multi-colored/shiny objects.

June 28, 2010

Featuring plastic housing, suited for standard automation applications, MHTB15 sensor has housing length of 36.8 mm for M12 connector version and 35.8 mm for cable version. Model MHTB15V with stainless steel housing is designed for heavy wash down applications, and features 52.9 mm long housing with M12 connector. Sensors use custom ASIC that incorporates OES3 technology to provide background suppression at extended range of 300 mm, and high immunity to ambient light. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

High-Speed 3D Camera also measures color.

May 28, 2010

Designed for various inspection tasks, ColorRanger E measures shape, contrast, and surface defects to ensure product quality. Camera expands inspection possibilities further by also providing high-resolution RGB color at up to 3,072 pixels per channel. With simultaneous 3D and color information at more than 11 kHz, multiple inspections can be performed in parallel at full production speed, maximizing uptime in packaging, automotive, and electronics applications. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Cylindrical Photoelectric Sensor features 0.5 ms response time.

May 17, 2010

Suitable for product detection and machine positioning in packaging, Model V180-2 offers complementary light and dark operate outputs. Proximity version provides sensing ranges of 100, 400, or 800 mm, while through-beam version has range of 20 m, and reflex version has polarization filter, offering 4 m range in IP67 environmental conditions. Installed using bright red sender LED, sensor includes indication LEDs and translucent housing that allows 360° visibility. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Distance Measuring Position Sensor is used with overhead vehicles.

February 26, 2010

Using linear bar code tape, OLM Distance Measurement Positioning Sensor enables fine positioning of overhead cranes, rail and transfer cars, monorails, shuttles, elevators, and other vehicles, even around curves and inclines where traditional laser measurement systems cannot be used. Vehicles can be positioned with 0.1 mm resolution at distance up to 10 km. Long range, non-contact solution employs 4 LEDs and CMOS camera for operational longevity. Read More

Safety & Security Equipment, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Light Grids have compact, out-of-the-way design.

February 25, 2010

With 8 mm of space for optics, SLG series can be hidden inside machines, frames, doors, and other places where space and aesthetics are desired when detecting objects as they move through specific area. Non-safety, through-beam light grids are available in SGS, SAS, and SPL versions respectively suited for large area, smaller area, and pick-to-light applications. Sensor can be configured and adjusted without PC, and cross beam function enables increased resolution to 25 mm. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Wire Draw Encoders suit distance measurement applications.

February 10, 2010

Enclosed in thin, compact housing, BCG EcoLine Wire Draw Encoders provide scalable analog output from 4-20 mA, for interfacing with control systems. Pushbutton teach feature allows users to configure unit for different lengths. Offered in 2 versions of standalone MRA-F wire draw mechanisms, BCG units are suited for variety of markets, including mobile vehicle, automotive, medical, ASRS, and general manufacturing. Read More

Automatic ID

Bar Code Reader suits long-range applications.

February 3, 2010

Offering different C-mount lens options for reading bar codes positioned 12 in. to 2 m away, ICR845-2L FlexLens vision-based, omni-directional image code reader can be used in logistics, courier/express, postal, and automotive industries. Product features live image capture and analysis capabilities via on-board Ethernet. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Vision Sensor provides Ethernet IP connectivity.

December 28, 2009

Enabling track and trace vision inspections, high speed I40 FLEX Vision sensor can be used to verify completeness and quality of product on any high-throughput production line, irrespective of product's angle or orientation. It offers resolution of 640 x 480 and has storage capabilities that allow users to save unlimited number of images to server or offline system. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Photoelectric Sensor is sealed to IP69K.

December 22, 2009

Suited for harsh washdown applications in food and beverage, pharmaceutical, solar, and semiconductor industries, W4S-3 INOX sensor features smooth, IP69K stainless steel housing and utilizes OES3 technology to provide background and foreground suppression. Sensors detect multi-colored or shiny objects and provide immunity to ambient light. Stainless steel housing reduces bacteria growth that can result when food particles become lodged in housings' small grooves or crevices. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Miniature Photoelectric Sensor has 3 installation options.

December 11, 2009

Supplied in IP67 enclosure, W15 series offers complementary and bipolar output configurations. Rated range for WSE15 through-beam photoelectric sensor and WL15 photoelectric reflex sensor is up to 5 m, and both have 350 mm scanning distance. Also, WTB15 BGS photoelectric proximity sensor combines PinPoint technology with additional chip technology that involves 12+ receiving elements. This lends to background and light suppression as well as drift-free scanning range adjustment. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Photoelectric Switches come in cylindrical M18 housing

December 11, 2009

Available with 3 scanner versions featuring 100, 400, or 800 mm range, V180-2 series includes photoelectric reflex switch variant with polarization filter and 4 m range as well as through-beam photoelectric switch with 20 m range. Red transmission LED facilitates alignment, while 2 LEDs and 360° display optimize visualization of operating states. Used for object detection, series is suited for use in handling and warehousing systems or packaging machines. Read More

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