Photoelectric sensors
Z18 Simple Sense

The cost-effective detection solution

Your Benefits

  • Simple and practical sensor solution for reliable presence detection
  • Cost-effective detection: Optimum optical performance in a miniature size with excellent price/performance ratio
  • Minimal downtime: The sensor cannot be accidentally adjusted thanks to the simple design
  • Flexible use: Thanks to the many housing and mounting options, Z18 Simple Sense sensors can be used in a wide range of application environments, even in the tightest spaces
  • High compatibility: Programmable switching output for easy integration into existing systems
  • Low installation costs thanks to quick and easy mounting


The cost-effective detection solution

The Z18 Simple Sense sensors are the ideal detection solution for standard applications at close range. With a wide variety of housing options, mounting options and principles of operation, the hybrid photoelectric sensors are suitable for all types of detection environments. The sensors are easy to install and, thanks to their compact size, can be easily integrated into existing plants and systems even where space is limited. Thanks to this combination of exceptional performance and maximum economy, the Z18 Simple Sense sensors are the ideal solution anywhere reliable presence detection is required.

At a glance
  • Modern OES4 ASIC technology for excellent optical performance and ambient light immunity
  • Housing formats: Cylindrical (with M18 thread), cuboid, and hybrid
  • Wide range of mounting options
  • Programmable switching outputs
  • No protection class II power supply unit required

Numerous housing and mounting options

Flexible sensor for countless logistics applications

Whether the housing is hybrid, cylindrical or cuboid, whether with integrated M18 thread or basic mount: The Z18 Simple Sense product family includes a wide range of housing shapes and, thanks to numerous mounting options, can be flexibly adapted to the respective on-site requirements. This makes these sensors the ideal economical and reliable detection solution for all types of logistics applications, regardless of the type of system and installation situation.

Easy to integrate into various types of systems thanks to M18 standard thread.

Stepless alignment of the optics thanks to the ball-shaped housing.

Fits into a wide variety of system designs thanks to straight or angled cable outlet.

Easy integration: Thanks to the wide range of housing variants and mounting options, the sensors can be mounted in all types of plants with speed and flexibility.

Reliable performance

High cost-effectiveness combined with reliable performance

The level of performance that has come to be expected of SICK does not have to be sacrificed at close range either: The Z18 Simple Sense sensors offer high ambient light immunity, they are reliable, and they are unlikely to suffer from interference. There is no chance of the sensors being adjusted inadvertently, as they have been reduced to the essentials. In addition, Z18 Simple Sense devices reduce downtime and impress with an excellent price/performance ratio.
Through-beam photoelectric sensors for door and gate protection.
Photoelectric retro-reflective sensors for applications on roller conveyors.

The reliable and cost-effective solution for standard applications at close range: Z18 Simple Sense photoelectric sensors offer maximum optical performance in a miniature size.


Technical overview

  • Technical data overview

    Technical data overview

    Dimensions (W x H x D)

    13.6 mm x 34.8 mm x 21.9 mm

    13.6 mm x 42.9 mm x 33.3 mm

    13.6 mm x 40.8 mm x 33.3 mm

    13.6 mm x 44.2 mm x 33.3 mm

    24 mm x 42.6 mm x 33.3 mm

    13.6 mm x 31 mm x 22.4 mm

    23.3 mm x 24 mm x 26 mm

    14.4 mm x 20.5 mm x 23 mm

    13.6 mm x 34.8 mm x 23 mm

    13.6 mm x 45.1 mm x 31.7 mm

    24 mm x 44.7 mm x 33.3 mm

    14.4 mm x 18 mm x 23 mm

    13.6 mm x 41.7 mm x 31.7 mm

    Light sourceLED / PinPoint LED
    Type of lightInfrared light / visible red light
    Enclosure ratingIP67
    Housing materialPlastic
All technical data can be found accompanying the individual product