WFE

The simply outstanding all-rounder

The WFE fork photoelectric sensor is well-suited to numerous applications thanks to its adjustment options, rugged housing and large selection of fork widths: from the positioning of car body parts and simple level monitoring of small parts in containers to the detection of syringe needles.

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WFM36

The double fork sensor from SICK – all-in-one solution for shuttle positioning

The WFM36 double fork is a customized solution used for positioning shuttles in racks in intralogistics. In response to the high variety of systems on the market, SICK offers adaptation of the housing dimensions to meet your requirements.

WFM36

WFL

Detection of very small and transparent parts as well as precise positioning

WFL fork sensors detect both very small and transparent objects with their high-precision laser beam. The sensors impress with short response times and very high resolution, and therefore high positioning accuracy. They specialize in the detection of extremely small objects, such as needles or wires.

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  • Infrared light source
  • Simple and precise setting of the switching threshold via IO-Link, teach-in button, or plus/minus buttons
  • Fast response time: 100 μs
  • PNP and NPN switching output
  • Light/dark switching function
  • Stable aluminum housing with IP 65 enclosure rating
  • Smart sensor with integrated IO-Link interface
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  • Detection of transparent, opaque or printed labels
  • Unaffected by metallic foils and labels
  • Fast response time of 250 µs
  • Simple and accurate adjustment via teach-in button, or plus/minus buttons
  • Rugged, IP 65 aluminum housing
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  • Sender and receiver in a single housing
  • 5 different fork widths from 30 mm to max. 180 mm
  • High switching frequency of 5 kHz
  • Minimum detectable object (MDO) of 0.5 mm
  • Durable hybrid housing made from ABS with carbon steel frame
  • Sensitivity adjustment
  • Light/dark switching
  • Push-pull output
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  • Housing with slim forked shape
  • Simple and precise setting of the switching threshold via IO-Link, teach-in button, or plus/minus buttons
  • Light/dark switching function
  • Fast response time: 50 μs
  • PNP or NPN switching output
  • Plastic housing with IP 65 enclosure rating
  • Smart sensor with integrated IO-Link interface
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  • Very precise Class 1 laser
  • Simple and precise setting of the switching threshold via IO-Link, teach-in button, or plus/minus buttons
  • Fast response time: 100 μs
  • PNP and NPN switching output
  • Light/dark switching function
  • Stable aluminum housing with IP 65 enclosure rating
  • Smart sensor with integrated IO-Link interface
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  • Clearly visible red emitted light
  • No setup required: The sensor is ready for operation immediately
  • Receive indicator, visible all-round
  • 5 fork sizes with a maximum depth of 120 mm and a maximum width of 180 mm
  • Stable aluminum housing with IP 67 enclosure rating
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One sensor – many advantages

Sender and receiver in a single housing. One sensor – many advantages.

With fork sensors, the sender and receiver are combined in one housing, eliminating the need for time-consuming alignment. Sender and receiver are perfectly aligned to one another. This ensures high process reliability. In addition, fork photoelectric sensors are not sensitive to ambient light. By combining a sender and receiver in one housing, fork sensors can be quickly and easily mounted and are immediately ready for use. Separate mounting accessories are not required, and the electrical connection is reduced to one device. The large selection of different fork sizes, simple mounting and the very high process reliability are just some of the advantages of fork sensors from SICK. Typical applications include the detection of labels as well as objects of many different sizes and textures.
Fork sensors unite the one-way system in one housing. This completely eliminates time-consuming alignment of sender and receiver.
Compared to classic, spatially separated sender/receiver unit, the installation work for fork sensors is reduced to just one device.
Due to a wide range of different housing sizes, fork sensors fit almost any application.

One-way systems united in the fork design: quick and easy mounting as well as perfectly aligned sender and receiver for high process reliability in label and object detection.

Object detection

Object detection – quick, easy and precise solution

Fork sensors for object detection from SICK can be used in countless applications. In addition to simple presence detection of objects for process control, fork photoelectric sensors are also used for the following: counting objects, detecting previously defined fill levels, registering defined object heights or missing components on devices, and detecting holes and recesses. The fork sensors from SICK are fitted with different light sources (infrared LED, red light LED or laser light). Due to the different fork widths, the sensors are well-suited for different object sizes and installation spaces and therefore for a wide range of applications.
Object detection in high-speed applications with the fast WF.

Detection of very small and transparent parts as well as precise positioning thanks to the high-precision laser light of the WFL.

Plug-and-play: The WFM and WFE are immediately ready for use – without teach-in.

Whether small or large, transparent or opaque, quick or precise: the wide range of fork sensors from SICK has the right solution for the detection of numerous objects.