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SICK Automation light grids

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The comprehensive portfolio for two-dimension monitoring

Wheter large or small, fast or slow, shiny, transparent or dark - SICK offers a broad portfolio of high-performance light grids for the reliable detection and measurement of objects, persons, and vehicles and for presence and protrusion monitoring. With numerous designs and performance variants to choose from, our light grids offer the ideal solution for a wide variety of applications.

SICK light grid system

WLG light grids

Product family WLG

Retro-reflective light grids for the detection of very fast and transparent objects

  • 0.6 ms response time
  • Eight visible transmitter LEDs
  • Up to eight PNP switching outputs and one alarm output
  • Sensitivity can be set via a potentiometer
  • Polarizing filter for reflective surfaces

HLG light grids

Product family HLG

High-resolution and high-speed detection of the smallest objects

  • 2 mm resolution
  • Response time 3 ms
  • Detection height 50 mm
  • Cable synchronization
  • PNP or NPN with Q or Qnot outputs (NO/NC)
  • 1 x test, 1 x teach-in input
  • >M12 male connector, 8-pin

ELG light grids

Product family ELG

The sturdy light grid for many standard applications

  • Up to 128 beams
  • Different beam resolutions 10 mm, 30 mm and 60 mm
  • High operating reserve for scanning ranges up to 12 m
  • Potentiometer for sensitivity adjustment
  • Ambient light immunity up to 150,000 lux
  • Tough aluminum housing
  • PNP/NPN, relay output and a test input
  • Optical synchronization

MLG-2 light grids

Product family MLG-2

Flexible in use for length, width and height measurements

  • Beam separation: 2.5 mm, 5 mm, 10 mm, 20 mm, 25 mm, 30 mm, 50 mm
  • Operating range: 12 m
  • Functions: Cross beam measurement, 4 x zone measurement, high-speed scan, transparent mode
  • Interfaces: PNP, analog, RS485, IO-Link, PROFINET, PROFIBUS, EtherCAT®, EtherNet/IPTM, CANopen
  • Sun resistance mode with reliable switching threshold

SLG light grids

Product family SLG

Reliable detection with extremely thin design

  • Variable monitoring lengths from 120 mm to 1,400 mm (in 160 mm increments)
  • Operating range 7 m
  • Response time 18 ms
  • Resolution 45 mm to 25 mm
  • Order-picking with bright job LEDS on the sender and receiver sides
  • IP 65 protection class
  • Ambient light immunity up to 150,000 lux

FLG light grids

Product family FLG

Installation and commissioning that couldn't be easier with very high levels of performance

  • Dynamic or static operating mode, switchable
  • Forked- or frame-shaped housing, easy alignment
  • Adjustable sensitivity
  • Adjustable pushbutton lock
  • Rugged metal housing
  • Adjustable pulse lengthening
  • Can be switched between Q and Qnot outputs
  • Very fast response time

MLG-2 WebChecker light grids

Product family MLG-2 WebChecker

Highest precision for web width measurement

  • Measurement accuracy: ± 0.3 mm
  • Resolution: 0.1 mm
  • Measuring field: 3,150 mm (in 150 mm steps)
  • Response time: 32 μs (from beam to beam)
  • Interfaces: 3 x Q, IO-Link, RS-485
  • Operating range 2,500 mm
  • Interface output: 10 edges with 5 edges and 5 center positions

FlexChain light grids

Product family FlexChain

The flexible and efficient detection system in one chain

  • Ultra-simple wiring for up to 60 sensors
  • Sequential cycling prevents mutual interference
  • Free arrangement of various sensor technologies
  • Sensors available in different lengths of cable
  • Sensor data evaluation in the system or direct transmission of raw data
  • Process stability thanks to diagnostic function

VLC100 light grids

Product family VLC100

Only one device for a wide range of monitored areas

  • Sensing range up to 2.8 m
  • Resolution 6 mm up to 18 mm
  • One device only: integrated sender and receiver
  • Intuitive one-button operation
  • Automatic alignment
  • Synchronization of 2 systems
  • Easy teach-in function

PLG light grids

Product family PLG

Simply clever order picking verification

  • 360° visible job LED
  • Scanning range up to 2 m
  • Flexible monitoring heights from 120 mm to 420 mm
  • Immune to reflected and ambient light
  • Switchable job LED: permanently lit or flashing
  • Optically confirms correct access