Adjustment Drives enable automated changeover on machines.

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Eliminating need for manual hand wheel adjustments, Models HRA25/35 and HDA30/45 HIPERDRIVE® (Highly Integrated Performance Drive) format adjustment drives are integrated systems that includes motor, gears, absolute encoder, and field bus communication capability. Features include multiple rpm ranges, high static holding torque, and simplified cabling requirements. IP65 rated drives enable automated changeover on printing, packaging, and metal-processing machines.

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New SICK Format Adjustment Drives Enable Automated Changeover on Machines

HIPERDRIVES eliminate the need for manual hand wheel adjustments, increasing productivity

Minneapolis, Minn., - November 24, 2008. SICK (, one of the world's leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems, machine vision, and automatic identification products for factory and logistics automation, today announced the launch of its HIPERDRIVE® Format Adjustment Drives, an integrated system that includes a motor, gears, absolute encoder and field bus communication capability. The HIPERDRIVE (Highly Integrated Performance Drive) enables automated changeover on printing, packaging and metal-processing machines.

The HRA25/35 and HDA30/45 HIPERDRIVEs represent the optimum alternative to manual changeovers that use hand wheels, particularly in those machines with several adjustment axes. It is also an excellent alternative to servomotors and other drive combinations since the HIPERDRIVE housing completely encompasses all the components that are usually required in such an environment. Another component built to support these drives is the HIPERDRIVE - HUB, which is ideal for connecting several drives to a field bus system and reduces the amount of wiring needed.

In today's logistics operations, the trend is toward smaller batch sizes with faster lead times. In such production facilities, product changeovers necessitate a variety of setting changes. The HIPERDRIVEs offer the best solution for these types of applications.

Product features include multiple rpm (revolution per minute) ranges, high static holding torque, field bus interface, status information and simplified cabling requirements, which enables the end user to increase productivity and improve quality control. The drive is rated IP65, allowing it to function under harsh environmental conditions, such as paper and wood dust, sanding, or the abrasion of rubber.

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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