When installation space is extremely limited or the objects to be detected are tiny, fiber-optic sensors are the ideal solution. If it is necessary for strict requirements to be fulfilled, such as on the sensing range, temperature resistance, material durability or a flexible mounting process, the intelligent combination of sensors and fibers can provide the perfect solution. The extensive fiber portfolio from SICK with optical heads leave nothing to be desired when it comes to application-specific adaptation.
The smart solution for challenging detection tasks
WLL80 fiber optic amplifier
Smart and user-friendly: The WLL80 is a new generation of fiber optic amplifiers. Equipped with IO-Link and Smart Tasks, the powerful sensor reliably and precisely detects objects. Parameterization via OLED display menu is more flexible than ever before.
LLX: the highest level of flexibility and economic efficiency
Fibers from SICK
The new LLX fiber product family offers numerous lengths, housing shapes and principles of operation and is characterized by an outstanding price/performance ratio. You can use the configurator to flexibly put together your desired variant – configuring light guides from SICK is that easy!
The selection of the suitable fibers and the specific version is the starting point for a sensor solution which fits the application. At SICK, the broad range of plastic and glass fibers permits optimal automation solutions. This applies, in particular, to tasks where the fiber must be specifically adapted to the application, where flexible cabling is crucial, where high temperatures are common, or where a particular material compatibility is important.
All relevant data interfaces are available, which reduces the cabling work. That saves time during planning and installation and also boosts performance. The fieldbus gateway can be easily connected to the compatible devices via the internal bus. The fieldbus allows you to make format or product changes from the controller at the touch of a button. By accessing the diagnostic functions it is possible, for example, to identify ahead of the time the need for maintenance work, which can then be performed in times of planned machine stoppages.
The combination of fiber-optic sensor and fibers is an excellent solution for a wide range of applications. Challenging detection tasks can be solved in combination with the matching fibers thanks to the comprehensive adjustment options of the fiber-optic sensor.
The comprehensive fiber portfolio from SICK satisfies all requirements regardless of whether the size, mounting options, material resistance or suitability for a special application is the deciding factor.
When using the fiber-optic sensors in bus operation, up to 16 devices can be connected to a bus system. This creates several benefits.
Using the fieldbus gateway, up to 16 fiber-optic sensors (WLL180T and KTL180) and distance sensors (OL1, OD Mini Pro, OD5000 in combination with the AOD1 evaluation unit) can be integrated into a network. All sensor data can be read out and written on the sensor using the fieldbus gateway. Settings can also be made and reviewed in this way (e.g. in the event of format or product changes) if the sensors are installed in hard-to-reach places.
The sensor and therefore the machine status can be determined at any time with the monitoring of sensor data, and diagnostic functions can also be implemented. All sensor data is transmitted to a fieldbus cable, which considerably decreases wiring effort.
Wide selection of accessories
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