Distance Sensors offer 2 programmable discrete I/O.

Press Release Summary:

Series DME 5000 Reflex/Retro-reflective Sensors come in short-, mid-, and long-range versions. Short-range unit measures distances up to 70 m with 0.5 mm repeatability, while mid-range sensor measures up to 150 m with 1 mm repeatability. Long-range version measures up to 300 m with 2 mm repeatability. All provide 0.05 mm resolution. Illuminated LCD shows distance, signal strength, I/O status, data transfer, and temperature information.

Original Press Release:

SICK Introduces the DME 5000 Series of Distance Measurement Sensors

New Reflex/Retro-reflective Sensors Offer Higher Resolution and More Features

Cleveland, OH, March 26, 2004. - SICK, a global leader in factory automation solutions today announced its new DME 5000 line of laser distance measurement sensors. The DME 5000 will be featured at the NA 2004 Material Handling and Logistics Show in Cleveland, Ohio, March 29 - April 1, 2004. The DME 5000 provides a high degree of accuracy and repeatability, along with exceptionally quick response times. These characteristics make the DME 5000 ideal for use in automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS) for horizontal and vertical positioning of cranes, for linear positioning of rail or transfer cars, and other applications where precise distance measurement is required. This new series of sensors enhances the company's existing family of industry-proven distance measurement products.

The DME 5000 line is a series of reflex/retro-reflective distance measurement sensors. Short-range, mid-range and long-range versions are available.
o The short-range sensor measures distances up to 70 m with 0.05 mm resolution and 0.5 mm repeatability.
o The mid-range sensor accurately measures distances up to 150 m with 0.05 mm resolution and 1 mm repeatability.
o The long-range sensor accurately measures distances up to 300 m with 0.05 mm resolution and 2 mm repeatability.

Multiple data transmission protocols are available including RS 422, SSI, DeviceNet and Profibus.

The DME 5000's illuminated LCD display shows vital information all on one screen, making it easy to view system status. Users can monitor measured distance, signal strength, input/output status, data transfer, contamination, temperature, early warnings, and plausibility indicators during initial setup and during ongoing operations. It also has an Encoder Profile option for seamless integration with encoder systems. The DME 5000 also has two programmable discrete Multi-Function input/outputs. The input can be used to program and trigger special features on the device. The output can be easily programmed to give a high or low output, depending on variables such as distance, over/under temperature, or contamination.

The DME 5000's versatile mounting bracket was designed with ease of use in mind. The brackets make mounting and aligning the sensors simple. Each bracket holds the sensor secure by accessible hex bolts. Once in place, the bracket's slotted holes and adjustable base enables users to make adjustments to the sensor on all three axes. As a result, sensor replacement is uncomplicated, making "plug and play" operation feasible.

For more information visit SICK at NA 2004 Booth # 2539 or go to www.sickusa.com.

About SICK
The North American subsidiary of SICK was established in 1976, with headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The company has sales offices throughout the U.S. and Canada. SICK is a global leader in factory and process automation solutions.

SICK's goal is to help clients achieve their goals: high production rates, short processing times, safe environments and consistently high quality. We design and manufacture cost-effective products to achieve a consistently high level of precision, reliability and versatility.

With more than 350 patents in industrial sensors, safety systems and automatic identification solutions, 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 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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