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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

Tamper-proof safety transponder with RFID technology

Tamper-proof safety transponder with RFID technology
A Transponder Safety Switch has been launched by SICK to use non-contact RFID technology which provides reliable and tamper-proof personnel protection on removable guards to PLe/SIL3, with easy installation and safety system integration. The SICK STR1 can be installed individually or in series with up to 30 units, using T-junctions or the SICK Flexi Loop safety sensor cascade whilst still achieving PLe (EN ISO 13849) and SIL3 (IEC62061).
21st November 2016

Easy-fit all-in-one measuring wheel solution

Easy-fit all-in-one measuring wheel solution
Developed for precision measurement of continuous and sheet fed materials in conveying applications, is SICK’s DBV50 Measuring Wheel, suitable for a wide range of industries from logistics to textiles, paper and card, and timber materials in an easy-mount, plug-and-play unit.
21st September 2016

Easy and standalone RFID offered in SICK series

Easy and standalone RFID offered in SICK series
A long-range read-write RFID device has been launched by SICK, which delivers compact, standalone RFID identification and traceability without requiring complex programming or separate external antennae. The RFU650 offers a rugged and affordable device with a typical sensing range of up to five metres that can distinguish accurately between transponder tags on assembly parts, goods or packages, even when they are moving in opposite directions.
31st August 2016

Ready for any image-based task

Ready for any image-based task
An addition to SICK UK’s family of image-based code readers has been introduced as the Lector 630, which offers a compact high-resolution reader.
12th July 2016

All-Purpose Proximity Sensing from SICK in One Second Flat

All-Purpose Proximity Sensing from SICK in One Second Flat
ACHIEVING instantly reliable proximity sensing is simple with the single-click installation of the SICK IQG sensor.  With its one-second mount and 40 x 40mm cubic construction, the IQG is an all-purpose and cost-effective inductive sensor that is easy-to-switch in countless automation, conveying and materials handling applications.
5th May 2016

SICK Powers into Industry 4.0 with the All-seeing PowerProx Sensor

SICK Powers into Industry 4.0 with the All-seeing PowerProx Sensor
SICK has set a technology milestone in sensing capability for factory automation with the new PowerProx, offering unprecedented versatility to detect any object on a high-speed production line with just one range of sensors.
11th February 2016


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