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SICK’s deep learning brings simplicity to AI inspection
SICK has launched a suite of Deep Learning apps and services to simplify machine vision quality inspection for challenging components, assemblies, surfaces or food produce, especially those that have previously defied automation and remained distinguishable only by human inspection.
SICK casts wide with versatile AS30 array sensor
SICK has developed a versatile, high-precision array sensor, the AS30, that is easily adapted to a multitude of machine guidance and process control tasks in manufacturing and logistics. With a repeatability of up to 0.03mm and a wide 50mm 2D light band, the SICK AS30 delivers industry-leading performance for classic array sensing tasks such as edge guidance or conveyor control.
SICK launches SensorApp for colour inspection and sorting
SICK is continuing the roll-out of its customisable SensorApps for ‘easy’ machine vision, with the launch of its Colour Inspection and Sorting App, a cost-saving and simple solution for common inline quality control tasks in automated production and packaging applications.
SICK SensorApps help people to keep their distance
Responding to the need for technologies to slow the spread of COVID-19, SICK has developed PeopleCounter and DistanceGuard SensorApps which help to ensure that people keep to the recommended distance apart in working and public spaces.
SICK switches up its cylindrical inductive safety offering
SICK has launched the SICK IME2S inductive safety switch for safe and easy non-contact position and safe area monitoring to help prevent accidents and unwanted collisions in production and logistics environments up to PL d (EN ISO 13849) safety requirements.
Flow sensors expanded with thermal flow switch
SICK has extended its portfolio of industrial instruments with the SICK T-Easic FTS, a thermal flow switch designed as an easy, cost-saving answer to detecting liquid flow in pipes, for example in pumps, machine tool lubrication or industrial cleaning systems.
Linear motor feedback encoders get safety certified
SICK has released safety-certified versions of its TTK70 and TTK50 magnetic absolute linear motor feedback encoders with Hiperface interface, widening the opportunities for accurate, absolute motor feedback systems to be integrated into safe linear drives.
Powerful and accurate 2D LiDAR sensor
With its LMS4000, SICK has developed its most powerful and accurate 2D LiDAR sensor to date for materials handling and intralogistics applications, even at high speeds, in low ambient light or when goods, packages or parcels are matt black or glossy.
Stereo camera makes light work of robot integration
SICK has extended its innovative family of 3D snapshot vision sensors with the launch of the SICK Visionary S stereo camera, enabling precise, high-speed capture of 3D colour images for integration into robot guidance and quality inspection applications.
Reflex array sensors on the leading edge
SICK has unveiled its next-generation family of smart photoelectric light array sensors, the RAY10 and RAY26, to reliably detect even difficult-to-see objects in electronics and surface mount production. The SICK RAY10 and RAY26 Reflex Array Sensors create a wide 2D light band to reliably detect small, flat, clear or irregularly-shaped objects with protrusions or leading edges that are just a few millimetres thick.
Sensor powers high speed image processing in compact device
SICK has pushed forward the boundaries of 3D vision inspection in a wide range of industrial applications with the launch of the SICK Ranger3 camera, thanks to a breakthrough CMOS sensor that powers unprecedented high speed image processing in a compact device. SICK’s Ranger3 high definition streaming camera is the first to be powered by SICK’s innovative Imager with ROCC (Rapid On-Chip Calculation technology).
New gateway brings data control to your fingertips
With the launch of its Telematic Data Collector (TDC) gateway system, SICK has unlocked the power of data collected by multiple sensors in automated production environments and delivered it to the fingertips of engineers for real-time monitoring, analysis and alarms. The SICK TDC is a simple-to-use, remote-access plant management tool for both operators and system managers, aiding condition monitoring and prognostics as part of Industry 4.0-...
Easy vision guidance for robot picking
2D and 3D vision guidance systems for easy and quick set-up for robots picking products in electronics applications has been introduced by SICK. Suitable for both cobots and conventional industrial robots, the SICK PLOC2D and PLB 520 have been developed to facilitate affordable, or entry-level pick and place robotics.
Cobot collaboration delivers entry-level vision guidance
SICK has collaborated with Universal Robots to develop anentry-level vision-guided cobot system for pick and place, quality inspection and measurement in the electronics industries. The SICK Inspector PIM60 URCap is simple yet powerful toolkit for creating a vision-guided robot task with minimum time and effort.
Next-gen photoelectric sensors pilot the future of sensing
SICK’s next-gen W16 and W26 smart sensors with ‘BluePilot’ alignment are at the helm of a streamlined portfolio of photoelectric sensors, radically-upgraded to optimise ease-of-use with complete object detection reliability. The W16 and W26 proximity, reflex and through-beam sensors are manufactured at a purpose-built, fully-automated production facility in southern Germany. They mark the culmination of a two-year, multi-mi...
Fully-programmable stainless steel encoders for harsh environments
A stainless steel version of its fully-programmable DFS60 incremental encoders and AFM60 and AFS60 absolute encoders has been launched by SICK, making them available for duties in hygienic and corrosive environments for the first time. The SICK DFS60 Inox, the AFM60 Inox and the AFS60 Inox programmable encoders feature a rugged stainless steel housing, flange and shaft.
Sensor Intelligence helps manage Smart Factories of the future
With Industry 4.0 on our door step and smart factories predicted to be the next big thing, SICK has got its head screwed on and is concentrating on intelligent and communicative sensors and sensor solutions for use in smart factories at this year’s SPS Drives show in Nuremberg. With years of experience under its belt, combined with intensive research and development work, SICK has a range of products and solutions that help to lay the ...
Specialist 3D vision solution
SICK has just launched its Pinspector, a specialist 3D vision solution that claims new levels of repeatability and accuracy for high-speed precision inspection of connector pins and press-fitted pins in printed circuit board and electronics manufacturing applications. The Pinspector delivers automated contactless measurement and validation before press fit to control insertion of pins and after press fit to validate the presence and height o...
Incremental encoders help plug the technology gap
To provide users with a versatile and economical user-configurable motion control sensor, SICK has launched the DUS60 incremental encoder and DUV60 measuring wheel encoder with DIP switch programmability. The shaft-mounted SICK DUS60 rotary incremental encoder can be installed and commissioned quickly for a wide-variety of conveying and rotation monitoring applications in automated processing and production.
Intelligent sensor technology of the future
The safety technology of the future and solutions for vision and identification tasks are the focus of SICK's presentation at the SPS IPC Drives trade fair in Nuremberg. Exhibiting from Stand 340 Hall 7A, SICK will be using this event to gather information about current trends and as an opportunity to present its products and technical innovations. The manufacturer will also be demonstrating its wide range of solutions for industrial applications...