Optical Fork Sensors are used for label detection.

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Suited for packaging and printing industries, WF Next line has more than 40 fork sensors of different widths and depths to fit any application. Line includes fork widths of 2, 4, 15, 30, 50, 80, and 120 mm with fork depths of 40, 60, and 95 mm. Sensors feature PNP or NPN wiring configurations with quick disconnect 4-pin M8 connector for installation. Manual adjustment and teach-in models are available.



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SICK Launches New Fork Sensors for Label Detection in Packaging and Printing Industries



Minneapolis, Minn., - May 21, 2008. SICK (www.sickusa.com), one of the world's leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems and automatic identification products for factory and logistics automation, today announced the launch of its WF Next line of optical fork sensors. The WF Next line includes more than 40 new fork sensors with a huge selection of fork widths and depths to fit any application. These new sensors augment our extensive line of contrast, luminescent and color sensors specifically designed for label detection in the packaging and printing industries.

This easy-to-use sensor line includes fork widths of 2 mm, 4 mm, 15 mm, 30 mm, 50 mm, 80 mm and 120 mm with fork depths of 40 mm, 60 mm and 95 mm to solve most tough applications. All sensors feature PNP or NPN wiring configurations with a quick disconnect 4-pin M8 connector for ease of installation. A full compliment of manual adjustment and teach-in models is available.

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 logistics, automotive, packaging,
electronics, food and beverage, and material handling markets. SICK was founded in 1946 and
has operations or representation in 65 countries worldwide.

Contact:
Tracie Manor, SICK
Public Relations
952-829-4728
tracie.manor@sick.com

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