New Distance Measurement Sensors Improve Production Processes
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Press release date: October 26, 2006
Customers are able to upgrade from simple detection to measurement applications where previously space and budget made it prohibitive
Minneapolis, Minn. October 26, 2006 - SICK, one of the world's leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems and automatic identification products for industrial automation, today announced the launch of the DT10, DT20, DMT10-2 and DML40-2 Distance Measurement Sensors. These new sensors are offered at an exceptional price. Customers can now upgrade from simple detection to measurement applications where previously space and budget made it prohibitive. SICK offers the most distance measurement sensors in the industry, providing more flexibility and value for its customers.
o The DT10 combines simple setup with a high degree of accuracy and repeatability - all in an industry standard housing. The DT10 not only indicates that a target is within the user-defined range, but it indicates where the target is located - for greater process and production control. The DT10 line is a proximity style sensor with a 4mA to 20mA output and a single teachable discrete output. The analog output is preset from 50 mm to 500 mm, allowing for simple Plug and Play installation. The one-button, teachable discrete output can be either PNP, NPN, Normally Open, or Normally Closed.
o The DT20 has a longer measurement range (90 - 1000 mm) than the DT10. Its metal housing is suitable for harsher environments (IP 66/67). The DT20's infrared light source is perfect for the more difficult applications that require measurement in steam or fog. The DT20 proximity style sensor offers a single pre-scaled 4mA to 20mA analog output and a discrete output within the scaled range. The pre-scaled range is defined by the customer and is set anywhere between 90 mm and 1 m. The sensor also has a swivel connector, which makes mounting it easy. These characteristics make the DT10 and DT20 ideal for use in bin level detection, loop control, package measurement, proximity sensing with background suppression, and general distance sensing applications.
o The DMT10-2 and DML40-2 are second-generation distance measurement sensors that offer improved features such as a longer measurement range, faster response time, an "enclosure window mode" suppression (ignores anything within 2 m of the sensor), enhanced temperature range and improved setup software. The DMT and DML Distance Measurement Sensors are ideal for large shipping container profiling, log and lumber measurement, accurate level measurement in fog or steam environments, and many other indoor and outdoor measurement applications.
About SICK SICK is one of the world's leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems and automatic identification products for industrial applications. With nearly 450 patents, SICK continues to lead the industry in new product innovations. The diversity of its product line allows SICK to offer solutions at every phase of production in the semiconductor, automotive, packaging, electronics, food and beverage, and material handling markets. SICK was founded in 1946 and has operations or representation in 65 countries worldwide.
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