Slim, intelligent, intuitive to operate – universal solution for label detection
The innovative, small UFS fork sensor from SICK allows space-saving installation, for example directly on the dispensing edge of a labeling machine. Thanks to ultrasonic technology, the UFS reliably detects a variety of labels on carrier material – regardless of their color, pattern, marking, transparency level and gloss level. It flawlessly detects even very small label gaps of just 1 mm in size. And the display shows its actual operating reserve at a glance. The IO-Link communication interface also opens up numerous possibilities such as fine adjustment, analyses and monitoring, e.g., for automatic reporting of a web tear, as well as teach-in and sensor configuration during the running process.
At a glance
Small housing with especially slim lower flange (5.5 mm high)
Detects numerous labels and films – even transparent materials
Detects label separations of 1 mm and greater
Display shows teach-in quality and operating reserve
Intelligent sensor with integrated IO-Link interface
Simple integration into compact machine designs
The particularly slim housing of the UFS allows for space-saving installation directly at the dispensing edge. The advantage: higher process accuracy due to minimization of web flutter. The UFS is the first ultrasonic fork sensor with a lower flank height of only 5.5 mm. In spite of its compact design, the sensor is compatible with the mounting systems of the UFN and WFS variants.
Integrate the UFS into countless applications in which ultrasonic fork sensors could not previously be used due to space limitations.
Detects a wide range of labels
Due to its powerful ultrasonic technology, reflective and transparent materials are no problem for the UFS. The fork sensor distinguishes labels from the carrier material based on their signal attenuation: labels on carrier material dampen the signal more than the carrier material alone. This means that even labels that cannot be detected by optical solutions are identified.
The UFS fork sensor with ultrasonic technology detects optically challenging labels as well as very small distances between the labels (1 mm or higher).
Smart detection thanks to IO-Link
The UFS is a smart sensor with IO-Link. The integrated communication interface enables quick configuration during operation, eliminating the need for local access to the sensor. Format changes, fine adjustments, analyses and monitoring are also convenient via IO-Link.
Thanks to IO-Link and diagnostic functions, the UFS reduces the risk of downtime with the high detection quality at the same time thanks to individual sensor settings.
Sensor performance always in view
The quality of the teach-in can be checked via the bar graph on the sensor display. During operation, the display indicates the stability of the detection performance (Quality of Run) at a glance. This makes it possible to see at any time whether the sensor is set properly or needs to be readjusted.
Check teach-in quality, sensor settings and power reserve easily – the bar graph makes it possible.