Sortation Sensor reads packages at 650 fpm.

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Flat Surface Recognition Sensor, Model 600 passes dimensional information to sorting device so packages can be sorted by size. It can activate switching output to sorter that indicates side-by-side packages, which are then re-circulated to ensure proper tracking. Integrated into existing conveyor systems, sensor detects presence, width, length, product spacing, and location of objects moving on conveyor.



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SICK Launches Innovative Flat Surface Recognition Sensor



FSR 600 ideal for eliminating side-by-sides on high speed sortation systems

Minneapolis, Minn. January 10, 2005 - SICK, one of the world's leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems and automatic identification products for industrial applications, today announced the launch of the Flat Surface Recognition (FSR) 600 High Speed Sortation System.

In a distribution warehouse, it is important to track and verify all shipments to reduce cost on lost orders and avoid having to recalculate products. The new FSR sensor passes dimensional information to a sorting device so packages can be sorted by size. This method provides a cost-effective solution that is more accurate than old systems and provides fast package read rates of up to 650 feet per minute. This innovative system from SICK can activate a switching output to the sorter that indicates side-by-side packages. These packages are then re-circulated to ensure proper tracking and no mishipments, saving time and money.

The SICK FSR system is simple to integrate into existing conveyor systems with minimal disruption, while allowing high speeds and reliable detection of packages. This new sensor can detect the presence, width, length, product spacing, and location of objects moving on a conveyor, ensuring accuracy.

About SICK
SICK is one of the world's leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems and automatic identification products for industrial applications. With more than 350 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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