Miniature sensor copes with matt black

20th October 2014
Posted By : Mick Elliott
Miniature sensor copes with matt black

The new SICK W2S family delivers powerful sub-miniature photoelectric positioning sensing for today’s most difficult packaging materials – even matt black. The slim housing allows convenient mounting within tight spaces demanded by compact machinery. The sensor’s cutting-edge photoelectric sensing promises production efficiency and reliability even with challenging objects to detect in electronics and solar panel assembly applications, materials handling & logistics, or packaging applications.

The four models in the new sensors range are contained in a rugged IP67 rated housing that measures only 7.7 X 21.8 X 13.5 mm. The double-sealed 45o offset cable entry minimises environmental ingress and reduces accidental damage during operation.

The latest PinPoint LED ensures a high-visibility light spot at sensing ranges up to three metres and can be adjusted on the unit by a three turn potentiometer. It is complemented by the high sensitivity 128 pixel array detector, ensuring unparalleled sensitivity and capability. There is no range difference in black or white surface detection (B/W shift).

The tightly-focussed spot offers precise leading edge detection and widely visible LEDs indicate operating status. The SICK W2S is easy to set up and integrate with existing control systems. The secure metal mounting holes and rubber bearings protect the sensor from shock and vibration. The improved integrated ASIC electronics sustain safe functionality against highest EMC-level and ambient lights and the BGS sensor can be adjusted for critical backgrounds.

Market leading performance and a comprehensive selection of photoelectric modes, makes the cost-competitive W2S series ideal for a wide range of applications.

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