SICK’s sensors collection includes a wide range of sensors for industrial applications. The photoelectric sensors offer precise optics and advanced technology while the proximity sensors provide non-contact detection of a wide variety of objects and media. Array sensors detect even the smallest edges based on differences in grayscale values within the field-of-view and luminescence sensors detect visible and non-visible marks that illuminate when using ultraviolet (UV) light. Other products such as color sensors, contrast sensors, fluid and fork sensors each offer their own unique solutions.
Paths, position, angle – an encoder is the ideal solution when it comes to precise position detection in industrial automation. The same applies to measuring revolutions and rpm as well as speed and acceleration. High-resolution optical encoders and extremely rugged magnetic encoders complement one another perfectly and permit exact measurements in all kinds of applications. Rotary encoders are available as incremental and absolute encoders. Wire draw encoders and linear encoders with a measuring element are available in linear measuring technology.
Opto-electronic protective devices are the first choice in order to implement maximum productivity for machines and plants. Unlike fences and doors, they do not limit during handling or material transport and provide a better view in the machine room. The broad portfolio comprehensively meets the requirements of hazardous point protection, access protection, and hazardous area protection. Coordinated complete systems can be built using a SICK-specific interface alongside SICK sensors.
Safety switches are indispensable in any application where safety is required for people and machinery. They are used for protecting movable physical guards, determining the position of dangerous movements, and the safe stop function. The portfolio is divided into electro-mechanical and non-contact safety switches, safety locking devices, and safety command devices.
In conjunction with safe control solutions, SICK offers ideal complete solutions from a single source.
Product traceability and anti-counterfeiting solutions require reliable automatic identification products. SICK offers the three most common industrial identification technologies: laser-based scanners for 1D codes, image-based 1D and 2D code readers, and RFID readers. Integrated interfaces enable the readers to communicate inside industrial networks and innovative functionality makes commissioning and operation of SICK sensors easy.