How Vision Sensors Can Solve Quality Control Problems

Three of the most common quality control problems in the high-speed packaging industry include: Missing caps, lids, or open containers Misapplied labels Incorrect Labels So how can vision sensors help you avoid these errors? Well, vision sensor technology can help resolve these issues with automated quality checks. A vision sensor can be “taught” sizes and [...]

Manufacturer Monday – Sick U.S.A.

Founded over 70 years ago in 1946 and named after its founder Dr. Edwin Sick, SICK has grown tremendously into a company consisting of over 50 subsidiaries and equity investments, numerous agencies around the world, and over 7,400 employees internationally. The reason for their growth? Their sensors. SICK is one of the leading sensor manufacturers [...]

SICK DT50-2 Laser Distance Sensors

The SICK DT50-2 Pro offers a new range of possibilities for distance measurement, including 10 m on black targets and 30 m on white, repeatability of 0.5 mm, 3,000 measurements per second.  The Dx50-2 sensors feature an intuitive display, saving time during installation and commissioning. The settings for speed, sensing range, and repeatability can be adjusted to [...]

SICK’s AFS60 & AFM60 Encoders with Ethernet Can Do It All!

The Sick AFS60 & AFM60 Encoders offer configurable diagnostics and the ability to connect multiple Ethernet encoders together ensures you get a wide range real-time speed and position data... plus continuous functionality! These dual-port Industrial Ethernet encoders provide EtherNet/IP, PROFINET RT and EtherCAT connectivity. Reduces external switching components with embedded Ethernet switch EtherNet/IP, Profinet, or EtherCAT [...]

Sick W27 MultiPac Photoelectric Sensors

The W27 MultiPac sensor provides an economical option for detection of shiny, glossy, or dark targets within its foreground. It uses two redundant receiver arrays to ensure continuous detection of difficult targets such as bundled clear PET bottles. The sensing range is adjustable up to 500 mm using a simple teach button.

Balluff SlagMaster with slag resistant coating

SlagMaster® coating significantly prolongs sensor life by providing a thermal barrier to protect against heat, retarding build up of weld slag spatter and spray. Balluff SlagMaster® coating on sensor faces resists weld debris and provides a thermal barrier, significantly enhancing sensor longevity, and reducing false triggering.  PTFE coated sensor bodies resist weld debris accumulation and [...]