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W16

The highflier in object detection

Your Benefits

  • Usability and uniform operation thanks to optical quality display on the housing or conveniently via IO-Link
  • Simplification when aligning the light beam to the reflector, the receiver or to an object thanks to the highly-visible light spot of the PinPoint LED combined with the optical LED display
  • Very high reliability thanks to new detection technologies as well as high optical ruggedness
  • The Smart Sensor makes machine processes quicker, more efficient and transparent, enables predictive maintenance and is thereby a trailblazer for Industry 4.0 applications

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1218669
W16
Small photoelectric sensors, Photoelectric sensors
  • Sensing range max.: 10 mm ... 1,500 mm
  • Sensor/ detection principle: Photoelectric proximity sensor, Background suppression
  • Connection type / output type / output function: Male connector, M12, 4-pin, PUSH/PULL, PNP, NPN, Light/dark switching
  • Light sender/type of light: LED, Infrared light
  • Housing material: VISTAL®
  • Adjustment: Cable, Teach-in button, Potentiometer
  • Smart Sensor: Enhanced Sensing, efficient communication, Smart Task (base logics)
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1218670
W16
Small photoelectric sensors, Photoelectric sensors
  • Sensing range max.: 10 mm ... 500 mm
  • Sensor/ detection principle: Photoelectric proximity sensor, LineSpot technology, Background suppression
  • Connection type / output type / output function: Male connector, M12, 4-pin, PUSH/PULL, PNP, NPN, Light/dark switching
  • Light sender/type of light: PinPoint LED, visible red light
  • Housing material: VISTAL®
  • Adjustment: Teach-in button, Cable, Potentiometer
  • Smart Sensor: Enhanced Sensing, efficient communication, Smart Task (base logics)
  • Special features: Line-shaped light spot
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1218660
W16
Small photoelectric sensors, Photoelectric sensors
  • Sensing range max.: 0 m ... 10 m
  • Sensor/ detection principle: Photoelectric retro-reflective sensor, autocollimation
  • Connection type / output type / output function: Male connector, M12, 4-pin, PUSH/PULL, PNP, NPN, Light/dark switching
  • Light sender/type of light: PinPoint LED, visible red light
  • Housing material: VISTAL®
  • Adjustment: Cable
  • Smart Sensor: Enhanced Sensing, efficient communication, diagnosis, Smart Task (base logics)
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1218663
W16
Small photoelectric sensors, Photoelectric sensors
  • Sensing range max.: 10 mm ... 750 mm
  • Sensor/ detection principle: Photoelectric proximity sensor, TwinEye technology, Background suppression
  • Connection type / output type / output function: Male connector, M12, 4-pin, PUSH/PULL, PNP, NPN, Light/dark switching
  • Light sender/type of light: PinPoint LED, visible red light
  • Housing material: VISTAL®
  • Adjustment: Teach-in button, Potentiometer, Cable
  • Smart Sensor: Enhanced Sensing, efficient communication, Smart Task (base logics)
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1088329
W16
Small photoelectric sensors, Photoelectric sensors
  • Sensing range max.: 0 m ... 45 m
  • Sensor/ detection principle: Through-beam photoelectric sensor
  • Connection type / output type / output function: Male connector, M12, 4-pin, PUSH/PULL, PNP, NPN, Light/dark switching
  • Light sender/type of light: PinPoint LED, visible red light
  • Housing material: VISTAL®
  • Adjustment: Cable
  • Smart Sensor: Enhanced Sensing, efficient communication, diagnosis, Smart Task (base logics)
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1088326
W16
Small photoelectric sensors, Photoelectric sensors
  • Sensing range max.: 0 m ... 45 m
  • Sensor/ detection principle: Through-beam photoelectric sensor
  • Connection type / output type / output function: Male connector, M12, 4-pin, PUSH/PULL, PNP, NPN, Light/dark switching
  • Light sender/type of light: LED, Infrared light
  • Housing material: VISTAL®
  • Adjustment: Cable
  • Smart Sensor: Enhanced Sensing, efficient communication, diagnosis, Smart Task (base logics)
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1218661
W16
Small photoelectric sensors, Photoelectric sensors
  • Sensing range max.: 0 m ... 5 m
  • Sensor/ detection principle: Photoelectric retro-reflective sensor, autocollimation
  • Connection type / output type / output function: Male connector, M12, 4-pin, PUSH/PULL, PNP, NPN, Light/dark switching
  • Light sender/type of light: PinPoint LED, visible red light
  • Housing material: VISTAL®
  • Adjustment: Teach-in button, Cable
  • Smart Sensor: Enhanced Sensing, efficient communication, diagnosis, Smart Task (base logics)
  • Special features: Detecting transparent objects
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1218626
W16
Small photoelectric sensors, Photoelectric sensors
  • Sensing range max.: 10 mm ... 1,000 mm
  • Sensor/ detection principle: Photoelectric proximity sensor, Background suppression
  • Connection type / output type / output function: Male connector, M12, 4-pin, PUSH/PULL, PNP, NPN, Light/dark switching
  • Light sender/type of light: PinPoint LED, visible red light
  • Housing material: VISTAL®
  • Adjustment: Teach-in button, Cable, Potentiometer
  • Smart Sensor: Enhanced Sensing, efficient communication, Smart Task (base logics)
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Overview

The highflier in object detection

The W16 is equipped with new technologies such as TwinEye, LineSpot, ClearSens and OptoFilter for reliable object detection. It can be quickly and conveniently adjusted via the BluePilot operating and display concept. Since every W16 is designed as a Smart Sensor, it can be configured to fit the application via IO-Link and offers additional diagnostic functions and Smart Tasks. It is therefore a trailblazer on the path to Industry 4.0. The highly-visible PinPoint LED and the infrared LED are available as the light source. The durable laser inscription ensures device identification in the long run. Thanks to the very rugged VISTAL® housing and the predictive maintenance, the W16 offers very high reliability and prevents unplanned machine downtimes.

At a glance
  • Technologies: ClearSens, LineSpot, TwinEye with OptoFilter
  • BluePilot: Optical alignment aid, adjustment of the sensing range via Teach-Turn adjustment with optical sensing range indicator or via IO-Link
  • PinPoint LED: Light-intensive red sender LED
  • Smart Sensor: Enhanced Sensing, IO-Link, Diagnostics, Smart Tasks

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Benefits

Easy and quick sensor alignment using BluePilot

Using the innovative BluePilot alignment aid, the sensors in the W16 product family can be commissioned in seconds. The blue LED display provides direct feedback to assist you with optimally aligning the sensors and reflectors as well as senders and receivers. In the case of the photoelectric proximity sensors, a push-and-turn mechanism enables the sensor to be adjusted quickly and precisely, thereby eliminating the customary time-consuming fine adjustment using rotary controls.

BluePilot also reports any change in detection quality, e.g., due to contamination or vibrations, which ensures faults are detected in a timely manner, long before a production downtime occurs.

Faster, convenient start-up

Through-beam and photoelectric retro-reflective sensors

The blue LED alignment aid speeds up the process of optimally aligning the sensors and reflectors as well as senders and receivers. Any changes in the operational safety due to contamination or vibrations can be recognized at a glance.

Photoelectric retro-reflective sensor for detecting transparent objects

The appropriate detection mode for the object characteristics can be set by means of a rotary control. The LED display of the W16 and W26 indicates immediately what mode the sensor is in.

Photoelectric retro-reflective sensor for detecting transparent objects

The appropriate detection mode for the object characteristics can be set by means of a rotary control. The LED display of the W16 and W26 indicates immediately what mode the sensor is in.

With the new BluePilot operating concept, you will save valuable time commissioning the sensor, and avoid production downtimes thanks to the timely reporting of faults.

Rugged and reliable

The sensors from the W16 product family are particularly rugged and reliable.

If optical contamination exists on the sensor or reflector and after cleaning, the sensors automatically adjust their switching thresholds thanks to AutoAdapt, meaning they always keep a clear view. With the OptoFilter, the sensors see what they have to see: they are immune to LED lights, reflections from safety vests and the influence of depolarizing objects.

The sensors can also withstand many chemical, thermal and mechanical environmental influences thanks to the ultra-rugged VISTAL housing.

Everything reliably detected

Thanks to the OptoFilter, the sensors feature high ambient light immunity.
If there is contamination, the W16 sensors automatically adjust their switching thresholds.
Thanks to the VISTAL housing, the sensors can also withstand extreme loads.

The rugged design ensures high system availability and reduces downtimes.

Smart sensors for efficient machine communication

Smart Sensors provide essential input for every process chain. They support dynamic, real-time-optimized, and self-organized industry processes. The W16 range of smart sensors capture real-life situations, and generate and receive data and information beyond traditional switching signals or measured process parameters.

Link to www.sick.com/smart-sensors

From raw signals to customized information

Base logic: User-definable logic functions with trigger sensors and switching signal delays
Time measurement and debouncing with the aid of the Time Measurement and Debouncing Smart Task
W16 with the Counter and Debouncing Smart Task counts and evaluates detection signals

Interconnectivity and efficient processing of data ensure leaner structures and cost benefits for your process.

Applications

Technical overview

 
  • Technical data overview
    Dimensions (W x H x D)20 mm x 55.7 mm x 42 mm
    Sensing range max.

    10 mm ... 1,000 mm 1)

    10 mm ... 500 mm 1)

    10 mm ... 1,500 mm 1)

    10 mm ... 750 mm 1)

    50 mm ... 500 mm 1)

    0 m ... 10 m 2)

    0 m ... 5 m 3)

    0.25 m ... 14 m 2)

    0 m ... 45 m

    Light sourcePinPoint LED / LED
    Type of lightVisible red light / Infrared light
    Enclosure rating

    IP66

    IP67

    IP69K

    Housing materialPlastic VISTAL®
    Adjustment

    BluePilot: Teach-Turn adjustment with sensing range indicator

    IO-Link

    Bluetooth

    BluePilot: With alignment aid

    BluePilot: Teach-in plus user mode selector

    None

    • 1) Object with 90 % reflectance (referred to standard white, DIN 5033).
    • 2) Reflector PL80A.
    • 3) Reflector P250F.
All technical data can be found accompanying the individual product

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