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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.
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MORE THAN A VISION: To provide efficient solutions for identification tasks, you need more than just one type of technology.
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Convenient and secure identification of 2D codes
Identification of all current 1D, stacked, and 2D codes Reliable, secure, and fast code reading Compact design, light housing Manual operation and hands-free operation in presentation mode Corded and cordless variants available
1D code identification for an optimal object flow
Integrated interface for SICK diagnostics software Modular system setup Up to 6-line reading Mirror hoods enable use in tight installation conditions Redundant system design on request
2D-code identification in harsh environments
Identification of all standard 1D, stacked, and 2D codes Reliable, secure, and fast code reading Rugged, stable housing with IP 65 enclosure rating Supports all common corded and cordless interfaces as well as industrial fieldbuses via SICK connectivity Good read feedback via LED, beeper, and vibration
The highest level of flexibility and power
Advanced SMART+ code reconstruction technology New and flexible cloning plug technology CAN, Ethernet and serial communications available on board (dependent on cloning plug variant) Large depth of field due to real-time auto focus Consistent, user-friendly SOPAS ET software Built-in tracking without the use of an additional system controller Flexible sorting, filtering, and logical functions Integrated LED bar graph with pushbuttons
Reliable code identification for demanding industrial applications
Reads 1D, 2D and DPM codes Rugged: Survives falls from a height of 3 m and 7,500 impacts from a drop height of 1 m Industrial grade: Available with an enclosure rating of IP65 or IP68, suitable for use down to –30 °C Easy configuration: By scanning a single barcode, using intuitive software or – during maintenance – by automatic data upload
2/4 megapixel resolution; high frame repetition rate of 40 Hz Dynamic focus adjustment from object to object Integrated high-power LED illumination Function buttons, aiming laser, optical and acoustic feedback signal Intelligent, rapid decoding algorithms
Simple integration – intelligence included
Antenna and data processing integrated in the sensor Read range up to 10 m Linkage option to superior control systems or directly to the cloud Up to 4 external antennas Configuration via SOPAS ET or integrated web server Can be used with SICK AppSpace Rugged design in accordance with IP67
Versatility made easy – from high density to standard range codes
Reading distance up to 850 mm Identifies all popular linear bar codes Scan rate up to 500 scans/second Withstands 24 drops from 1.8 m height Highly visible scan line IP 41 enclosure rating
How you benefit – three technologies for any application
Being a global company, SICK can support you wherever you are in the world. Our services comprise accurate analysis of your requirements, technical and systems expertise, strong products, and comprehensive on-site support. SICK is the market leader in automated identification, and can advise you on finding the right technology for your application. Whether laser, camera, or RFID: We will show you how all three technologies can be combined if required. Whether it be a permanently mounted sensor or a mobile handheld scanner, the best solution is always individually and precisely tailored to your requirements. With SICK, your visions become reality.
Image-based code readers Flexible reading of various code types, for example 2D codes such as data matrix codes, regardless of the code alignment (360°) Monitoring of code qualities to optimize processes by using code analytics in the device Subsequent image analysis as images of identified objects are stored Reading, evaluation, and analysis of severely damaged codes due to corrective image processing algorithms
Fixed mount barcode scanners Reading of barcodes at various distances and with different object sizes with just one device thanks to a large depth of field A single device also provides coverage of wide reading areas due to a large aperture angle High read stability even in varying ambient light due to outstanding ambient light immunity Low commissioning costs as auto-focus function means setup couldn't be simpler
RFID Reliable identification of concealed or contaminated objects, as no visual contact with the RFID tag is necessary Identification of large objects with undefined tag position due to large reading distances and reading field widths Reads and writes data High level of counterfeit protection and data protection due to encrypted data transmission
Mobile handheld scanners Mobile scanning of a variety of code types (for example barcodes and 2D codes such as data matrix codes) and ability to read the code regardless of its orientation (360°) – for maximum flexibility Reading distances of up to 16 m for time-saving code scanning and therefore higher productivity Solutions from a single source: either as a supplement to our permanently mounted identification sensors and systems or as a standalone solution Mobile handheld scanners and external devices can also be integrated into our customer's machine and plant control systems via our fieldbus module
SICK gives you that choice. Three technologies, one philosophy: Your customer requirements come first.
4Dpro – THE FLEXIBILITY YOU NEED
The sensor manufacturer SICK offers a broad portfolio of identification and vision solutions which are developed and produced in-house. Whichever solution you choose today, you can be sure of a flexible future with the 4Dpro concept. All 4Dpro sensors are compatible and interchangeable with one another. Standardized connectivity, a standardized user interface, and a standardized accessory concept – we call this unique combination 4Dpro.
Standardized connectivity All 4Dpro sensors feature the same modular connectivity. This provides the basis for a flexible fieldbus link combined with high process reliability. What’s more, you benefit twice over: the purchase order process is less complicated and integration is quicker and easier.
Standardized user interface All 4Dpro sensors use SICK’s universal device configuration software. This means that you can quickly familiarize yourself with all technologies. Data is sent to the control in the required format and the inputs and outputs of the 4Dpro sensors can be analyzed quickly by an event monitor.
Investment security, easy commissioning, low level of training required, fast and flexible exchange, even when switching between different identification technologies.
Efficient automobile production with RFID technology
Food industry: Tracing at item level using identification technology
Continuous baggage tracking
Three visions – one system Thanks to their modular architecture, sensor systems from SICK can be expanded flexibly and adapted to your requirements. Whether laser, camera, or RFID: All three technologies can be brought together in one system solution if required. In such cases, the customer interface is completely independent of the technology used. This means that various reading tasks and optical identification procedures can be completed with one system. These include top reading using image-based code readers, side reading of barcodes using stationary barcode scanners and sensors from the Lector® series, or the ability to detect totes and perform optical identification at the same time with the aid of RFID.
Tailored sensor functions with SICK AppSpace Finding an identification solution that's tailored to your requirements – sounds time-consuming and difficult, or even impossible, doesn’t it? Not if you decide on the SICK AppSpace eco-system, which can even be combined with your application as an option. Here, application developers define the solution themselves: Intelligent software tools, high-performance programmable devices, and a dynamic developer community create a solid foundation for designing customized sensor solutions. This enables completely new and adaptive solutions for automation applications.
Three visions – one guarantee Based on over 70 years of practical experience, SICK offers standardized services for a fixed price, such as regular performance checks to prevent unwanted downtime. Professional commissioning and maintenance of devices ensures optimum performance. With an extended warranty, customers can even secure their investment for up to five years. Customer-specific services such as pre-configuration, upgrades, engineering, and training complete the service portfolio.
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