Your partner in Industrial Automation
Lucent Industrial is an industrial automation provider in both factory and process automation. We are representing industrial products and solutions for various industries namely Food & beverage, Automotives, Electronics, Petro-chemical, Oil & gass, Packaging and printing, Building materials and etc.
We are currently Lenze Authorized Distributor. Lenze is a global specialist in Motion Centric Automation, and offering motors, drive solutions, complete automation systems, engineering services.
Lenze inverters are scalable and always offer the right solutions for speed and torque-controlled motion and for position-controlled single axis and multi-axis motion, perfectly tailored to specific requirements and needs.
Lenze motors are for a wide range of tasks, covering a power range from 0.16 to 60 Hp (0.12 to 45 kW). These drives come in different efficiency classes and can be used for the versions required for open- or closed-loop controlled inverter operation.
Lenze gearboxes and geared motors are robust, efficiency and can handle even the toughest of machine tasks. And if you require couplings, locking bushes or other drive elements for your machine, you are sure to find precisely the right products for your requirements in the scalable product portfolio from Lenze Selection.
Lucent Industrial is also the authorized partner of SICK sensor. SICK provides sensor intelligence and application solutions that create the perfect basis for controlling processes securely and efficiently, protecting individuals from accidents, and preventing damage to the environment. SICK’s sensor solutions are keeping industry moving from factory automation to logistics automation and process automation.
• LenzeMCM servo motor
• Lenze M850 servo motor
• Lenze MDxKS servo motor
• Lenze MQA servo motor
• Lenze MCA servo motor
• Lenze SDSGA servo motor
• Lenze MF Induction motor
• Lenze IE3 m550-P three-phase AC motors
• Lenze IE2 MH three-phase AC motors for inverter operation
• Lenze IE1 MD three-phase AC motors for inverter operation
• Lenze IE2 MH three-phase AC motors
• Lenze IE1 MD three-phase AC motors
Inverters and Drives
• Lenze 8400 protec frequency inverters
• Lenze 8400 motec frequency inverters
• Lenze SMV NEMA 4X (IP65) frequency inverters
• Lenze MC series frequency inverters
• Lenze i500 series frequency inverters
• Lenze i410 series frequency inverters
• Lenze 8400 TopLine frequency inverters
• Lenze 8400 HighLine frequency inverters
• Lenze 8400 StateLine frequency inverters
• Lenze 8400 BaseLine frequency inverters
• Lenze SMV NEMA 1 (IP31) frequency inverters
• Lenze i900 series servo inverters
• Lenze i700 series servo inverters
• Lenze 9400 series servo inverters
Gearboxes and Gearmotors
• Lenze g700-P planetary gearboxes
• Lenze MPR/MPG planetary gearboxes
• Lenze g500-H helical gearboxs
• Lenze g500-S shaft-mounted helical gearboxes
• Lenze G350-B smart geared motor
• Lenze G500-B bevel gearboxes
• Lenze Industrial PC v800-C
• Lenze Industrial PC v800-P
• Lenze Monitor v200-P
• Lenze Controllers c500
• Lenze Controller p500
• Lenze Controller 3200 C
• Lenze Controller p300
• Lenze Controller c300
• Lenze Monitor v200-P
• Lenze Controllers c500
• Lenze Controller p500
• Lenze Controller 3200 C
• Lenze Controller p300
• Lenze Controller c300
• Lenze Safety Controller c250-S
• Lenze I/O System 1000
• Lenze Monitor panels
• Lenze VisiWinNET
Automation light grids
Two-dimensional inspection or counting tasks are important in automation. SICK’s automation light grids can be used in a number of these solutions, such as detecting and counting irregularly shaped objects, people and vehicles, and checking for presence and pallet overhang detection. The tasks are so versatile that one light grid cannot fulfill the requirements of every application. Light grids from SICK offer multiple ranges, heights, sizes, orientations, and resolutions which simplify integration through high flexibility and performance.
Measuring Automation Light Grids
Measuring automation light grids from SICK are ideal for complex requirements. They are modular and enable customers to select between different detection heights and beam separations. The light grids can be used at points of the material flow in conveyor belts, in automated storage and retrieval systems, in order processing and many other areas.
Switching light grids
Switching light grids from SICK are equipped with various technologies and can be used in a variety of applications: the detection and counting of irregular objects, presence and protrusion monitoring, and all this in very different installation situations or environmental conditions. Whether the application requires small beam separations,...
Capacitative and magnetic proximity sensors
Proximity sensors provide non-contact detection of a wide variety of objects and media. SICK’s sensors are perfectly suited to industrial applications and requirements. SICK’s capacitive and magnetic proximity sensors offer a long service life, extreme ruggedness and the utmost precision. SICK intelligently and reliably solves industry-specific and individual automation tasks.
Capacitive proximity sensors
Sometimes you just need to know what is hidden behind a surface. For example behind a wall or cover, or what is inside in a storage container or shipping container. Capacitive proximity sensors are ideal for level and feed monitoring. From solid material, such as paper or wood, to granules or liquids, they reliably detect the status of the product during the production process and final inspection. Is there something behind that cover? Is the filled package really full? How much paint is still left in the tank? For capacitive proximity sensors, these are easy questions to answer. Capacitive proximity sensors from SICK are never far from the action. Sensing ranges between 1 and 25 mm allow them to be used in nearly all installation situations, making them extremely adaptable for a wide range of applications. These sensors are also remarkably resistant to faults. Impurities, contamination, dust, and airborne spray particles have little effect on them, nor does electromagnetic interference. No wonder they are installed in a wide range of industries, such as food, automotive, or in storage and conveyor systems.
Magnetic proximity sensors
SICK offers an extensive portfolio of magnetic proximity sensors in metric (MM) and rectangular (MQ) configurations. Magnetic proximity sensors provide long sensing ranges that can reliably detect magnetic objects, with entirely new application options opened up due to the smaller magnets. MM sensors in NAMUR design for the use in explosion-hazardous areas complete this comprehensive product family. MQ sensors offer all the advantages of a magnetic proximity sensor in a compact plastic housing. Magnetic proximity sensors are designed specifically for use in harsh environments and are unaffected by dust, heat, or vibrations. Typical fields of application are also those where other sensors reach the limits of their technology.
Detection and ranging solutions
The LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) laser measurement technology offers solutions for a wide range of applications. The two- or more-dimension contour data recorded can be processed both internally and externally. The technology is ideal for indoor and outdoor applications, for example anti-collision in ports, classification in traffic, detection in building automation, or position evaluation in navigation, for example.
2D LiDAR sensors
2D LiDAR sensors (2D laser scanners as well) are suitable for performing detection and ranging tasks on surfaces. Regardless of the angle of installation, SICK 2D LiDAR sensors operate with consistent reliability and accuracy, and can be used both indoors and outdoors. For navigation, detection, or measurement: 2D LiDAR sensors supply reliable measurement data for a whole host of tasks.
SICK has a wide range of optic and ultrasonic solutions that measure from sub-microns to kilometers. They solve measuring, detecting and positioning applications using triangulation and time-of-flight modes. Sensors using triangulation are ideal for short-range, highly precise measurement. They can inspect miniature parts, thickness and shape, etc. Time-of-flight sensors work at longer distances, are not influenced by reflectivity or ambient light − perfect for positioning AS/RS, rail cars and gantry cranes.
Displacement measurement sensors
Displacement measurement sensors are laser sensors which measure precisely with a measuring range of up to 1,000 mm. Due to their measurement accuracy, they are particularly suitable for use in controlling, sorting, and inspection tasks in quality control workflows and processes that have an impact on costs. Commonly measured characteristics include dimension, position, and shape. Using SICK displacement measurement sensors can improve the quality of your end product through 100% quality inspection, while at the same time reducing material and downtime costs.
Mid range distance sensors
SICK’s mid range distance sensors provide sensing ranges from 50 mm up to 50,000 mm, enabling them to be used in a wide range of applications. Due to their highly reliable measurements on objects of different colors and textures, process reliability can be improved. Plus, all sensors have easy-to-understand setup and programming, ensuring they can be commissioned quickly. The perfect combination of range, reliability, precision and price.
Long range distance sensors
Long range distance sensors from SICK combine highly precise measurement results with great reliability and a wide measuring range. Long range distance sensors use time-of-flight measurement technology and can be used to measure a distance or to indicate a switching threshold. Due to their large measuring range, the sensors are suitable for a variety of industries and applications.
Linear measurement sensors
Linear measurement sensors from SICK use highly innovative technologies for the non-contact measurement of positions, speeds, and lengths. The OLM sensors' camera-based system determines the current position based on a mounted bar code tape. This acts as a reference point against which the OLM sensor can position itself accurately, depending on variants, over a length of up to 10 km and as little as 0.15 mm, regardless of whether the product travel path is in a straight line or curved.The sensors in the OLV product family determine lengths and speeds using the laser Doppler effect. This technology enables extremely precise measurements to be made of almost any material – at speeds of up to 80 m/s and material temperatures of up to 1,100°C.
Ultrasonic sensors from SICK use acoustic properties. The sensors accurately detect objects and distances, and with excellent background suppression and resistance against ambient conditions such as dust or fog. The output used – digital, analog, or digital and analog combined – is determined on the basis of your application requirements.
Optical data transmission
The ISD infrared data transmission system enables wireless communication. Typical applications include on stacker cranes in storage and conveyor systems to enable wireless communication from the vehicle to the control unit. The system consists of an optically aligned pair comprising sender and receiver which can communicate bidirectionally over long distances. This is a wear-free, cost-effective, and highly reliable alternative to trailing cables.
The DMP position finders are opto-electronic sensors that are used for fine positioning that is accurate to the millimeter. This sensor product family is primarily used in storage and conveying, where reliability, speed, and precision are the order of the day. Fine positioning is performed on the x and y axes with working ranges spanning 200 mm up to 2,000 mm depending on the type of device.
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.
Incremental encoders generate information about position, angle, and rotation counts. The resolution is defined in the number of lines or pulses per rotation, which the encoder transmits to the control unit for each rotation. The current position can be determined by the control unit by counting these pulses. A reference run can be necessary when switching on the machine.
Absolute encoders generate information about position, angle, and rotation counts in type-specific angle steps. For this, a unique code pattern is assigned to each angle increment. The number of code patterns available per revolution determines the resolution. Each code pattern forms a unique reference, and is therefore an absolute position. There is therefore no need for a reference run after switching on. A singleturn encoder measures the absolute position within a revolution. A multiturn encoder not only provides the position within a revolution but also the number of revolutions.
SICK's reliable encoders assist in the implementation of safety functions, facilitating safe and efficient machine operation. This is backed up by SICK's many years of safety expertise, an international service and training network, and a range of optimized system solutions. Functional safety encoders generate information about position, angle, and revolution counts, with a particular emphasis on mechanical and electrical safety. By offering these encoders along with reliable control solutions, SICK can offer all of the various components required for the implementation of comprehensive safety solutions under one roof.
Wire draw encoders
Wire draw encoders consist of a wire draw mechanism and an encoder. The rotation of the drum, which is proportional to the length being measured, is recorded and output by an encoder. This facilitates positioning on linear measuring paths. SICK's wire draw encoders support a large selection of interfaces and facilitate easy system integration for applications in challenging industrial settings. Different performance classes make it possible to select the ideal device for the application at hand.
Linear encoders detect linear movements as absolute position values without making contact. No reference run is required for the wear- and maintenance-free encoders. Different constructions with high resolution and rugged design enable use in a wide range of applications and industries.
Measuring wheel encoders
Measuring wheel systems use a wheel to record linear movements, which they then convert to speed or position values. These systems do not require a reference point on the surface to be measured, making them well-suited to measuring a wide range of surfaces. The integrated spring ensures that the wheel exerts a consistent pressure on the surface, thereby guaranteeing slip-free measurement.
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 easy.
Image-based code readers
Image-based code readers provide flexibility, high performance, convenience and simplicity. Even at fast conveyor speeds, SICK image code readers can reliably detect and evaluate 1D, 2D, DPM (direct part marking), and partially damaged codes. These readers identify markings on nearly any surface, including metal, glass, plastic or paper. Plus, different models, interfaces, and networking capabilities provide application flexibility.
Fixed mount bar code scanners
SICK fixed mount bar code scanners speed up logistics and automation. The excellent read properties secure the process flow even if bar codes are bad or damaged. The high scanning frequency allows for high process speeds at the same time. Easy interconnectivity and high ease of use also offer advantages during operation. The compact connectivity saves time and money. The SICK bar code product portfolio offers the right solution for any task.
Radio-based RFID technologies in the HF (high frequency) and UHF (ultra high frequency) ranges supplement SICK’s industrial automation portfolio. In applications where process-relevant data is modified remotely, RFID makes it possible to store data on writable and rewritable media. And, in contrast to optical solutions, RFID provides reliable identification of all objects – despite dirt and everyday wear.
Mobile hand-held scanners
It’s difficult to think of a sector that doesn’t require fast and flexible data transfers. This is where SICK’s mobile hand-held scanners really come into their own, as automated scanners do away with the need to read and register everything manually.With mobile hand-held scanners acting as an interface to sophisticated identification solutions, scanning takes just a matter of seconds and reading errors are virtually excluded. Not only does this take a load off of employees, but it also accelerates processes and eliminates sources of errors across all business units.
Inductive proximity sensors
Millions of inductive proximity sensors are currently in use in virtually all industries. They detect metal objects without contact, and are characterized by a long service life and extreme ruggedness. With the latest ASIC technology, SICK's sensors offer the ultimate in precision and reliability. SICK can provide the right solution to meet your requirements every time – from cylindrical or rectangular standard sensors with single, double or triple operating distance, to special sensors for explosive zones and harsh environments. Our sensors are the intelligent, reliable route to implementing industry-specific and customized solutions to any task involving automation.
Vision solutions are ideal for automated inspection and measurement tasks. SICK’s 2D and 3D vision cameras can be used to solve a wide range of applications where there is a need to measure, locate, inspect and identify. Our vision products are built for industrial environments, carefully designed to leverage SICK's 60-plus years of experience with industrial sensors.
2D machine vision
SICK offers a powerful vision sensor portfolio designed to manage challenges in all industries where a standard sensor would not work. These vision sensors provide a full toolset for positioning, inspection, measurement and reading, depending on the variant. A flexible optical design fulfills the needs of almost all applications. Simplicity is ensured by automatic setup, intelligent algorithms and a common, intuitive user interface.
3D machine vision
SICK's 3D vision series offers a wide range of powerful and flexible products designed for reliable operation in harsh industrial environments. They range from versatile high-speed cameras that deliver high quality 3D and contrast images to smart and configurable stand-alone sensors that facilitate rapid development and easy integration. Their scalability ensures a perfect fit with your 3D vision application.
Magnetic cylinder sensors
Innovative cylinder sensors from SICK. Features like ease of handling, the option of an analog output, optimum switching characteristics, suitability for use in the food and beverage industry, support for the latest IO-Link technology, and universal mounting options with our comprehensive range of adapters, magnetic cylinder sensors from SICK are equipped for all installation locations and conditions.
Sensors for T-slot cylinders
SICK magnetic cylinder sensors are the perfect fit for all standard pneumatic actuators with T-slot. They have been perfectly matched to the various slot tolerances. With a huge range of magnetic cylinder sensors to choose from, we can meet your every need. With drop-in mounting a short, compact design with significant holding force, screw-and-washer assembly, safe detection of switching points, sensors with two adjustable switching points, and universal mounting options due to the use of adapters, there can be no doubt. SICK magnetic cylinder sensors are equipped for all installation locations and conditions.
Sensors for C-slot cylinders
SICK magnetic cylinder sensors are the perfect fit for all standard pneumatic actuators with C-slot. They are perfectly aligned to the different slot shapes. With a huge range of magnetic cylinder sensors to choose from, we can meet your every need. With drop-in mounting a short, compact and rugged design with significant holding force, screw-and-washer assembly, safe detection of switching points as well as enclosure rating of up to IP 69K, there can be no doubt: SICK magnetic cylinder sensors are equipped for all installation locations and conditions.
Magnetic Position Sensors
SIntelligent position determination - designed for pneumatic drives Position sensors detect the piston position of pneumatic drives using a direct, non-contact method. They continuously supply data via analog outputs or IO-Link, enabling flexible machine concepts and making it possible to solve tasks in areas such as quality monitoring and process control. The sensors are mounted externally on the cylinder, ensuring they are fast to install - even in exitising plants.
An extensive range of mounting adapter accessories are available for cylinders without a slot. This means that with just a few product variants, the magnetic cylinder sensors from SICK are able to cover practically every common type of cylinder, such as round, tie-rod, and profile cylinders.
Motor feedback systems
Commutation, position and speed measurement with the corresponding number of interfaces used to require three sensors. Today, SICK motor feedback systems offer these functions in a single device. A consistent mechanical interface allows for a high level of flexibility. SICK motor feedback systems are also setting standards for electrical interfaces such as HIPERFACE® and HIPERFACE DSL®. They meet important requirements including temperature resistance, high resolution, and multiturn design. Certification to SIL2 permits implementation of the Machinery Directive as per EN ISO 13849.
Motor rotary feedback HIPERFACE DSL
The HIPERFACE "Digital Servo Link" interface is a revolution in servo drive systems! The purely digital interface is the future. Thanks to the innovative and interference-free HIPERFACE DSL® protocol, all future communication can be realized using just two wires that are integrated in the motor cable; and this is always done in a robust and reliable manner.These product families cover the various performance ranges from standard to advanced in that they all feature the same mechanical interface. Depending on the performance class, the product families have a resolution of 15 to 23 bit per revolution over 4,096 revolutions (multiturn). The high level of flexibility in the connection systems allows for individual solutions. These SICK motor feedback systems save a service life histogram e.g. of the temperature, service life and many other parameters, which allows for convenient application analysis.
Motor rotary feedback HIPERFACE
Motor feedback systems with HIPERFACE® comprise a combination of incremental and absolute encoders, successfully uniting the advantages of both encoder types. Thanks to the use of highly linear sine and cosine signals, the high resolution required for speed regulation is reached based on interpolation in the drive controller. Despite only one mechanical interface, SICK offers solutions for various performance classes as well. For single turn and multiturn applications. The HIPERFACE® interface has become established as the standard interface in the market as a result of features such as electronic type label, temperature measurement and many more. It is used by all leading drive manufacturers.
Motor linear feedback HIPERFACE®
Linear motor feedback systems with HIPERFACE® comprise a combination of incremental and absolute encoders, successfully uniting the advantages of both encoder types. Thanks to the use of highly linear sine and cosine signals, the high resolution required for speed regulation is reached based on interpolation in the drive controller. The sine and cosine signals are generated in a read head with integrated evaluation electronics which is guided along the measurement path without touching it. The systems are used whenever measuring systems need to meet the requirements of high traverse speeds and simple mounting, e.g. on palletizers, paper machines or linear motors. The HIPERFACE® interface has become established as the standard interface in the market as a result of features such as electronic type label, temperature measurement and many more. It is used by all leading drive manufacturers.
Motor rotary feedback incremental
Incremental motor feedback systems are measuring systems that record the position, the direction of rotation and the speed of electric motors. The number of lines per revolution determines the resolution. The position is determined with a reference traverse. The position is then mapped as a result of the pulses being counted. Incremental motor feedback systems are mainly used for speed control. They are mechanically and electrically ideally suited for asynchronous motors. All the common electrical interfaces are available.
Motor rotary feedback incremental with commutation
For a reversal of the direction of current, the polarity of synchronous motors used to be reversed via so-called brushes Current reversal is required for continual rotary motion. With the introduction of brushless motors, incremental motor feedback systems with commutation tracks have taken on this task. The mechanical commutation, which is very much prone to wear, is no longer required. This makes brushless synchronous motors practically maintenance-free.
Opto-electronic protective devices
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.
Motor rotary feedback HIPERFACE DSL
SICK safety laser scanners combine know-how and experience with maximum performance. Whether mobile or stationary, for area protection or access protection, indoors or outdoors – our comprehensive portfolio offers the right cost-effective package for each and every requirement. Using the time-of-flight measurement principle, the compact devices scan their surroundings and measure distances. An integrated rotating mirror allows protection areas defined by the customer to be monitored in two dimensions.
Safety light curtains
Safety light curtains reliably and cost-effectively protect against access into hazardous points and areas. Depending on the variant, different machine functions are integrated or can be selected via safe control solutions. The range from small and compact types to extremely robust and resistant variants that withstand special ambient conditions up to the highest safety level.
Safe radar sensors
Safe radar sensors from SICK stand for reliable personal and object detection with very high machine availability, even under harsh production conditions. Whether there are sparks, wood chips, dust, heat, cold or other interfering factors: The rugged radar technology from SICK ensures high machine and plant productivity.
Safety camera systems
Safety camera systems from SICK are electro-sensitive protective devices based on image processing technology. Sender and receiver are integrated into a single housing. The compact camera systems do not require any additional software and can be commissioned at the push of a button. Automated alignment makes for high flexibility when defining the protective field. and the high degree of freedom in the machine design optimizes ergonomics for the operator.
Multiple light beam safety devices
Multiple light beam safety devices are electro-sensitive protective devices with two or more light beams. If one or more of the light beams is interrupted, a deactivation signal is sent to the machine so that any dangerous state on a machine or system can be stopped. A system consists of a sender and a receiver. In active/passive systems, the sender and receiver are located in a housing unit while a deflection unit on the passive side provides beam deflection.
Single beam safety switches
Single-beam photoelectric safety switches comprise either self-testing senders and receivers or testable senders and receivers combined with an evaluation unit. They have long sensing ranges and come in a variety of types and sizes. They comply with Type 2 or Type 4 to EN 61496, and PL c or PL e to EN ISO 13849. Fields of application include robots, processing machinery, machining centers, palletizer systems, high-bay warehouses, and transfer lines.
Mirror columns and device columns
Free choice of space for the safety: Mirror and device columns from SICK are used in applications where it is difficult to mount optoelectronic protective devices. Used together, mirror and device columns are the ideal solution to protect multi-sided areas in machining centers or material transfer applications. The optoelectronic devices can be mounted to freestanding device columns to ensure hazardous areas are properly safeguarded. Mirror columns are used in conjunction with device columns to deflect the beam from the sender to the receiver. Since multiple sides of a machine can be protected with a single pair of devices, the overall wiring is reduced. In addition to reliable device protection, the device columns have two external mounting grooves, which enable muting arms to be installed.
Upgrade kits for opto-electronic protective devices
SICK upgrade kits are perfectly matched to the product they are replacing. Protective devices from SICK offer reliable operation over many years. However, if a device does experience a failure after several years of operation, SICK offers upgrade kits allowing it to be replaced quickly and easily: the latest technology, built and prepared for seamless integration into existing systems.
SICK's vast range of photoelectric sensors offer precise optics and advanced technology, creating market-leading solutions with sensor intelligence. By using the latest SIRIC® and LED technologies, these sensors offer the highest level of operational reliability regardless of any interference factors. Additional sensor information can be used to simplify modern production processes. This extensive range of photoelectric sensors is used in many automation applications around the world.
High-tech automation requires intelligent object detection. No matter what challenges you are faced with, photoelectric sensors from SICK are the reliable solution for a broad and demanding range of applications. The high detection quality of sensors from SICK increase the productivity of machines along with the quality of results.
Photoelectric sensors with laser technology are the number one choice when it comes to detecting tiny objects and detection under challenging ambient conditions. With SICK's comprehensive range, you can find the right laser sensor for every applicaiton for all installation situation and ambient conditions.
ClearSens from SICK for the detection of transparent objects
Are you faced with the challenge of detecting transparent objects on a daily basis but haven't found the right sensors for the task yet? Then SICK has the ideal solution for you: ClearSens. With the ClearSens product protfolio, you can reliably detect transparent objects in any environment.
Supplier of information for Industry 4.0
Smart Sensors generate and receive data and information which goes beyond traditional switching signals or measured process parameters. They therefore enable substantial increases in efficiency, more flexibility, and better planning security for preventative system maintenance.
The Highlier in object detection
All set for any type of use in any environment. The smart photoelectric sensors W16 and W26 realy kick into gear when confronted with flashes, relections and vibrations. They love a challenge. Thanks to new technology, they detect especially shiny, uneven, perforated and transparent obejects more reliably than ever. They are not blown off course bby unwanted light reflection. The highlier in object detection is not blinded by anyting, it knows how things work.
The variety of tasks in automated production processes today, such as in packaging and printing machines, require sensors with the highest performance standards. Typical applications are the detection of visible and non-visible marks, labels and colors at high speeds as well as the detection of small parts and precise positioning. SICK offers a wide range of contrast, markless, color, luminescence, fork and array sensors to solve this wide spectrum of demanding tasks.
Contrast sensors are primarily used in packaging/printing machines for the detection of printed or control marks. SICK's line of KT contrast sensors detects even the smallest contrasts at the highest speeds, such as print marks on foils or packaging. They detect minute grayscale variations between the mark and the background on matte, shiny or transparent surfaces. A variety of device types with different contrast resolution methods and teach-in versions are available to meet wide-ranging requirements.
Color sensors detect the color of a surface. The sensors cast light (red, green, and blue LEDs) on the objects to be tested, calculate the chromaticity coordinates from the reflected radiation and compare them with previously stored reference colors. If the color values are within the set tolerance range, a switching output is activated.
Luminescence sensors detect visible and non-visible marks that illuminate when using ultraviolet (UV) light. Fluorescent material and marks are reliably detected independently of their pattern, colors or surface conditions on any material. Luminescence sensors emit UV light with a wave length of approximately 375 nm. Fluorescent substances convert the UV light into long-wave visible light, which is then received and evaluated by the luminescence sensor.
The Glare sensor detects and distinguishes glare on even surfaces. It also provides maximum reliability and saves costs. Previously, gloss on object surfaces was a disruptive factor that regularly had engineers breaking into a sweat. Now, gloss properties are a distinguishing criterion for process control – regardless of color, transparency or pattern. And it will be engineers’ eyes that shine, not their brows. Equipped with intelligent Delta-S-Technology, Glare is a further milestone in customer-oriented sensor development. Once again, SICK is confirming its leading position in opto-electronic sensors for the detection of a range of objects.
SICK fork sensors combine senders and receivers in a single housing, meaning that they can be adjusted quickly. Thanks to the precise, focused light beam and the high detection accuracy, the sensors also detect very minor light attentuation differences. Many different fork sizes, straightforward mounting, and exceptionally high ambient light immunity are just some of the advantages of these fork sensors.
The register sensor line complements our wide range of contrast sensors. As specialists in the register control of printing presses they offer an optimal solution to detect marks in tough print conditions with extremely low contrast, complex colorful printouts or at very high speeds. Our range of register sensors also includes an ATEX certified fiber-optic product, ensuring safe solutions in hazardous areas (e.g. when using solvent based ink).
Array sensors operate on the proximity scanning principle. They detect even the smallest edges based on differences in grayscale values within the field-of-view. Positioning of, for example, a paper web based on the web edge or a contrast line is only one of many possible applications. Widths, diameters, and gaps can also be detected. In reflector mode, the array sensors can even detect transparent materials.
The pattern sensor is a proximity-scanning opto-electronic sensor. Distinctive patterns in an image are used as a reference for the subsequent, accurate detection and positioning of objects. A stable switching signal is generated at high speeds with an intelligent algorithm for signal processing regardless of reference marks. It is typically used in the packaging industry.
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.
Non-contact safety switches
Non-contact safety switches are ideal in applications where precise guidance of guards is difficult. Due to their design, they are extremely long-lasting devices that require minimal maintenance. In addition, they are resistant to shock and vibrations and offer a high level of prevention against tampering. Our range of non-contact safety switches includes magnetic, transponder and inductive safety switches. Rectangular and cylindrical types are available for each sensor principle.
Safety locking devices
Safety switches with locking function lock protective devices securely and prevent access to areas which are protected by protective devices. Safety switches with locking function can be relied upon to prevent people from opening protective devices until dangerous states (machine overrun movements, for example) have passed or machine processes that cannot be interrupted have been completed.
Electro-mechanical safety switches
Electro-mechanical safety switches monitor movable physical guards both efficiently and reliably. The portfolio consists of three product groups: safety position switches, safety hinge switches, and safety switches with a separate actuator. This variety ensures the right solutions are available for a range of applications. In conjunction with sens:Control – safe control solutions, SICK offers ideal complete solutions from a single source.
Safety command devices
Safety command devices from SICK ensure that dangerous movements are stopped safely or critical machine functions are put into operation. The portfolio contains four product groups: Emergency stop pushbuttons, reset pushbuttons and multiple pushbuttons, rope pull switches and enabling switches. This wide variety of products provides the right solutions for a range of applications.
Mechanical bolts for safety switches
Mechanical bolts are an ideal addition to safety switches from SICK. Thanks to the versatile combination options, these bolts offer the right solutions for a range of applications. Mechanical bolts precisely guide the actuators and protect the installed sensors. They are also lockable, which effectively prevents accidental entrapment of persons in the hazardous area.