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Safety relays provide 'New Tricks' from an old friend

Safety relays provide 'New Tricks' from an old friend
When it comes down to choosing the right safety relay, it is important in identifying the smallest performance improvements as it can result in big productivity gains. That’s why SICK has developed its ReLy safety relays to achieve a 10ms response time with a class-leading, long and durable product lifecycle.
14th May 2018

Plug-and-play ‘Snapshot’ sensor launched for 3D detection

Plug-and-play ‘Snapshot’ sensor launched for 3D detection
A configurable plug-and-play 3D detection sensor has been launched by SICK based on its Visionary-T range of industrial 3D imaging cameras, harnessing the imaging power of SICK’s single-snapshot Time-of–Flight (TOF) technology for a range of detection and collision warning duties. With on-board processing, the Visionary-T DT sensor can be easily configured for a variety of applications to detect the presence or absence of 3D objects. It therefore offers a versatile, entry-level option for collision warning on forklifts, Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) and Carts (AGCs).
1st May 2018

High-speed precision measurement made easy

High-speed precision measurement made easy
The OD5000 displacement sensor has been launched by SICK to provide high-performance measurement at frequencies of up to 80kHz even with fast-moving and rotating objects, and in high-speed production. The sensor also has an outstanding capability for thickness measurement of surface coatings and transparent materials.
30th April 2018


Sick creates an 'appy' vision

Sick creates an 'appy' vision
Returning to the UKIVA Machine Vision Conference, SICK will be bringing the news of its pioneering AppSpace programming environment and how the concept is starting to bear fruit for automation and robotics development. At last year’s event, SICK successfully launched AppSpace, an open software platform that allows free and flexible customisation of applications on SICK programmable sensors and devices. 
5th March 2018

Safe network integration added to safety laser scanners

Safe network integration added to safety laser scanners
Expanding its next-gen microScan3 family SICK has introduced the addition of EtherNet/IP and PROFINET compatible variants to enable easy integration of safety laser scanners into a safe network. This also facilitates simultaneous field evaluation of up to four fields, instead of the single field offered by standard I/O scanners. The SICK microScan3 Core – EtherNet/IP is the first safety laser scanner to support CIP Safety over EtherNet/IP and the microScan3 Core – PROFINET enables safe and reliable bus communication using the PROFIsafe protocol over PROFINET.
23rd February 2018

Human-machine interaction passes SICK’s ‘Safety IQ’ Test

Human-machine interaction passes SICK’s ‘Safety IQ’ Test
At the 2018 MACH show SICK will be demonstrating its UK SafetyIQ concept, the company’s universal approach to ensuring safe, compliant personnel protection without compromising on machine availability, efficiency and productivity. SICK’s machinery safety experts will be on hand on stand H18-421 to discuss SafetyIQ, a full suite of safety products, services and systems underpinned by networking and integration that enables customers to achieve Industry 4.0-ready functional safety in automated production.
13th February 2018

Light curtains set new standards for multi-beam protection

Light curtains set new standards for multi-beam protection
New standards have been set with SICK’s use of multiple light beams to safeguard the area surrounding hazardous machinery with the launch of the deTem Core family of safety light curtains for applications up to SIL3 / PL ‘e’ (Type 4). The deTem2 Core and deTem4 Core multi-beam range complement SICK’s popular deTec4 and deTec2 light curtain range. The deTem’s long range and space-saving capability enable the safety distances around machines to be minimised without compromising productivity.
4th January 2018

Sensor Intelligence helps manage Smart Factories of the future

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 foundation for more flexible, transparent processes in a variety of ways. 
24th November 2017

The flexible family of customisable sensors

The flexible family of customisable sensors
The SureSense family of user-customisable photo-electric sensors have been developed by SICK as a concept that enables machine builders and plant engineers to specify from a wide-range of sensing options all within a standard technology, set-up, mounting and housing. The durable SureSense sensors can reliably detect nearly any object in any environment – ensuring machines and lines stay up and running at full capacity. 
20th October 2017

IP69K rated light curtains suitable for hygienic environments

IP69K rated light curtains suitable for hygienic environments
In order to provide robust solutions in hygienic processing environments with rigorous high pressure, high temperature wash-down procedures, SICK has introduced IP69K-rated versions of its deTec and deTem safety light curtains. Protected by specially-developed IP69K enclosures, the SICK deTec and deTem light curtains will not be compromised by aggressive regimes such as Clean- and Sterilise-in-Place (CIP and SIP). Additionally, cleaning is quicker, easier and less costly than with mechanical safety protection such as access gates or safety fencing.
10th October 2017

Incremental encoders help plug the technology gap

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. 
7th September 2017

Sensor sets new performance standards

Sensor sets new performance standards
The new SICK OD5000 displacement sets new performance standards when accurate, wafer-thin measurement is needed in electronics and solar photovoltaic manufacture. With a high measuring frequency up to 80kHz and resolutions down to 0.003µm, the OD5000 promises consistent and reliable laser-based displacement measurement of coatings, deposits, gaps and glass layers.
2nd August 2017

Displacement sensors go the extra distance for precision

Displacement sensors go the extra distance for precision
Setting new standards in high-precision distance measurement, the SICK OD1000 displacement sensor has extremely long 1m scanning range and a resolution down to 450µm. Developed by SICK to achieve high consistency and linearity in measurement results on many different surfaces and colours, even at high production speeds, the OD1000 goes the extra distance for performance and value.
1st August 2017

SICK opens up interface for users

SICK opens up interface for users
Opening up its HIPERFACE DSL (Digital-Servo-Link) interface SICK has announced it will be available to all its users. When launched six years ago, the interface made a single cable servomotor a reliable proposition for the very first time.  Following the rapid adoption of the revolutionary One Cable Technology, SICK has decided that the interface it invented will now be available as an open protocol.
9th June 2017

Leaping forward with new contrast sensor technology

Leaping forward with new contrast sensor technology
  The KTS/KTX family of contrast sensors have been launched by SICK, to deliver a powerful next-generation technology which will break new ground in reliability, accuracy and versatility for print, labelling, converting and packaging applications.
11th May 2017

Open software platform introduced with far-reaching potential

Open software platform introduced with far-reaching potential
Launching an open software platform for programmable sensors, SICK AppSpace, SICK UK has designed for system integrators and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to use to develop and implement tailor-made application solutions on SICK programmable devices. The first UKIVA Machine Vision Conference on 27th April in Milton Keynes will be a launch pad for SICK AppSpace and an early opportunity for developers and end-users to experience its far-reaching programming potential first hand.
30th March 2017

Highly reliable mechanical locking provided for machinery

Highly reliable mechanical locking provided for machinery
The TR10 Lock has been introduced by SICK, for highly-reliable mechanical locking of moveable safety protection on machinery, such as guards, hoods, flaps, doors and screens. The SICK TR10 Lock is a safety locking device providing PLe (EN ISO 13849) SIL3 (IEC 61508) protection for personnel and processes through physical locking of moveable safety equipment such as guards and screens to prevent access to, or interference with, machinery in a hazardous area.
14th March 2017

Sensors SMARTen up for Industry 4.0 Summit

Sensors SMARTen up for Industry 4.0 Summit
Finding the potential for sensor intelligence to power forward the fourth industrial revolution in sectors such as factory, logistics and process automation, is the theme appearing on SICK UK’s stand at the Industry 4.0 Summit in Manchester on 4th-5th April. Automation experts on SICK’s stand no: R20 will demonstrate typical applications that use Smart Sensors as the essential building blocks to deliver the data needed for a fully-connected and safe Industry 4.0 environment. 
24th February 2017

See a 'snapshot' of the future at Machine Vision Conference

See a 'snapshot' of the future at Machine Vision Conference
At the first UKIVA Machine Vision Conference on 27th April in Milton Keynes, SICK UK will be revealing standout developments to its machine vision and imaging capabilities. The conference is set to open new doors for Industry 4.0-ready manufacturing and logistics.
22nd February 2017

User-programmable 2D vision cameras perform critical vision duties

User-programmable 2D vision cameras perform critical vision duties
  Adding to its Inspector 2D vision family, SICK has developed the InspectorP, its first fully user-programmable range of 2D cameras with the performance and flexibility needed for critical vision duties in verification, inspection and quality control.
27th January 2017


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