Low-Cost Photoelectric Sensors Offer Flexible Mounting Options


Minneapolis, Minn., April 10, 2009 - SICK (www.sickusa.com), 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 Z Photoelectric Sensors, and the introduction of the next generation of ELF Photoelectric Sensors. These new, low-cost sensors will greatly reduce customers' material and labor costs by offering added mounting flexibility, easy setup, and specifically-tailored solutions designed for customers.

Whether customers choose a standard front mount or a spherical ball mount, when combined with a swivel bracket, these low-cost sensors are infinitely adjustable. This flexibility makes the ELF and Z Sensors suitable for almost any presence detection application on conveyor lines, packaging machines, bin controls, and hands-free systems. They are all rated IP 67 for harsh environments. The ELF and Z are both assembled in the United States, which allows SICK to customize the sensors (cable cut to length, addition of different connectors, brackets, customer-specific cable label, bulk pack, kit with reflector/bracket, etc.), reducing customers' material and labor costs, and providing greater flexibility.

ELF3 Photoelectric Sensor

o Three variants: retro-reflective, fixed background suppression, energetic

o Flush red lens provides increased sensing range

o Highly visible output/power indicator

ELF4 Photoelectric Sensor

o 24 mm spherical front mount enables infinite adjustability

o Three variants: retro-reflective, fixed background suppression, energetic

o Flush red lens provides increased sensing range

o Highly visible output/power indicator

Z1/Z2 Right Angle Cable

o Three variants: retro-reflective, fixed background suppression, energetic

o Clear housing enables 360° status indication

o Flush red lens provides increased sensing range

o Cable or pigtail versions

Z2 Connector

o Three variants: retro-reflective, fixed background suppression, energetic

o Clear housing enables 360° status indication

o Flush red lens provides increased sensing range

Z3 Cable

o Spherical "eyeball" style of housing that is infinitely adjustable

o Clear housing enables 360° status indication

o Flush red lens provides increased sensing range

o Retro-reflective version only

o Cable or pigtail versions

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.

www.sickusa.com

Contact:

Tracie Manor,
Public Relations

952-829-4728

tracie.manor@sick.com

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