SICK's analyzer solutions provide forward-thinking concepts for measurement tasks in the fields of emission and process measurement technology. Typical fields of application include emission and process measurements in power plants, waste incineration plants, cement plants, and the chemical industry.
Automation light grids
Two-dimensional inspection or counting tasks are important in automation. SICK’s automation light grids can be used in a number of these solutions, such as detecting and counting irregularly shaped objects, people and vehicles, and checking for presence and pallet overhang detection. The tasks are so versatile that one light grid cannot fulfill the requirements of every application. Light grids from SICK offer multiple ranges, heights, sizes, orientations, and resolutions which simplify integration through high flexibility and performance.
Detection and ranging solutions
Laser measurement technology devices can be used for a wide range of applications. These devices detect both 2D and multi-dimensional contour data and can process information either externally or in the sensor itself. They are ideal for indoor and outdoor applications, including anti-collision in harbors, classification in traffic, detection in building automation, or position evaluation in navigation.
SICK has a wide range of optic and ultrasonic solutions that measure from sub-microns to kilometers. They solve measuring, detecting and positioning applications using triangulation and time-of-flight modes. Sensors using triangulation are ideal for short-range, highly precise measurement. They can inspect miniature parts, thickness and shape, etc. Time-of-flight sensors work at longer distances, are not influenced by reflectivity or ambient light − perfect for positioning AS/RS, rail cars and gantry cranes.
Dust Measuring Devices
SICK is setting new standards in dust measurement with its rugged and low-maintenance measuring devices for detecting and monitoring dust concentrations. All dust measuring devices are easy to integrate into existing applications – and offer straightforward installation and commissioning along with user-friendly operation.
Paths, position, angle – an encoder is the first choice when it comes to precise position detection in industrial automation. The same applies to revolutions and rpm, speed and acceleration. High-resolution optical systems and very robust magnetic systems complement one another perfectly and permit exact position detection in all kinds of applications. Rotary encoders are divided into incremental and absolute encoders. Wire draw encoders and linear encoders with material measure are available in linear measuring technology.
Optimized control of process parameters is the main driver for increasing efficiency and reducing input of valuable resources. Whether it's pressure measurement, temperature measurement, level control or flow metering – SICK offers a wide range of solutions for measuring process variables for liquids, gases and bulk solids and protecting against overfill and dry run. SICK devices are rugged and easy to use. Innovative sensor technology enables accurate, universal measurement independent of material type.
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.
Magnetic cylinder sensors
Innovative cylinder sensors from SICK. Features like ease of handling, the option of an analog output, optimum switching characteristics, suitability for use in the food and beverage industry, support for the latest IO-Link technology, and universal mounting options with our comprehensive range of adapters, magnetic cylinder sensors from SICK are equipped for all installation locations and conditions.
Motor feedback systems
Commutation, position and speed measurement with the corresponding number of interfaces used to require three sensors. Today, SICK motor feedback systems offer these functions in a single device. A consistent mechanical interface allows for a high level of flexibility. SICK motor feedback systems are also setting standards for electrical interfaces such as HIPERFACE® and HIPERFACE DSL®. They meet important requirements including temperature resistance, high resolution, and multiturn design. Certification to SIL2 permits implementation of the Machinery Directive as per EN ISO 13849.
Opto-electronic protective devices
Opto-electronic protective devices from SICK are the first choice for maximum machine and system productivity. Unlike fences and doors, they do not disrupt handling or material transport and allow a better view into the machine room. SICK's comprehensive portfolio is ideal for hazardous point protection, access protection, and hazardous area protection. The SICK’s proprietary interface, EFI, offers additional process optimization.
SICK's vast range of photoelectric sensors offer precise optics and advanced technology, creating market-leading solutions with sensor intelligence. By using the latest SIRIC® and LED technologies, these sensors offer the highest level of operational reliability regardless of any interference factors. Additional sensor information can be used to simplify modern production processes.
This extensive range of photoelectric sensors is used in many automation applications around the world.
Proximity sensors provide non-contact detection of a wide variety of objects and media. SICK’s sensors are perfectly suited to industrial applications and requirements. SICK’s inductive, capacitive and magnetic proximity sensors offer a long service life, extreme ruggedness and the utmost precision. SICK intelligently and reliably solves industry-specific and individual automation tasks.
The variety of tasks in automated production processes today, such as in packaging and printing machines, require sensors with the highest performance standards. Typical applications are the detection of visible and non-visible marks, labels and colors at high speeds as well as the detection of small parts and precise positioning. SICK offers a wide range of contrast, markless, color, luminescence, fork and array sensors to solve this wide spectrum of demanding tasks.
Safety switches are indispensable in any application where safety is required for people and machinery. They are used for protecting movable physical guards, determining the position of dangerous movements, and the safe stop function. The portfolio is divided into electro-mechanical and non-contact safety switches, safety locking devices, and safety command devices.
In conjunction with safe control solutions, SICK offers ideal complete solutions from a single source.
sens:Control - safe control solutions
Intelligent machine design focuses on increasing productivity on one hand, but also offering the highest level of quality and safety. sens:Control – safe control solutions embody this principle. The product portfolio includes safety relays, safety controllers and network solutions and is characterized by easy commissioning, modularity and an optimal integration into the automation process. The goal of sens:Control is to optimize interaction between people and machinery.
SICK software products offer much more than simply integration into an automation architecture. They enable everything from enhanced sensor functions, to complete evaluation and analysis of sensor data, all the way through to control solution configuration and process sequence optimization. And that unlocks a whole new set of opportunities for applications.
We use cutting-edge technology in our components when implementing our system solutions for factory, logistics, and process automation. Our range of services covers everything from ideas and consulting to implementation and after-sales service on site.
The high quality of our components and the dedication and expertise of our employees validate the core concept behind SICK: outstanding solutions for demanding tasks.
Added safety – fewer backups: These are the key requirements of traffic service providers. Intelligent traffic sensors are absolutely fundamental to ensuring state-of-the-art traffic guidance technology. With its sophisticated equipment for measuring visual range, visibility, and wind speed, as well as detecting overheight, SICK is helping to find solutions to these tasks.
Ultrasonic gas flow measuring devices
With various ultrasonic gas flow measuring devices SICK offers solutions for a large variety of measurement tasks and industries. These devices have one thing in common, however: state-of-the-art ultrasound technology from SICK. The devices are designed for custody transfer applications in the gas industry, the determination of volume flow in processes, the monitoring of emissions in industrial facilities, flow measurement in tunnels, and much more.
Vision solutions are ideal for automated inspection and measurement tasks. SICK’s 2D and 3D vision cameras can be used to solve a wide range of applications where there is a need to measure, locate, inspect and identify. Our vision products are built for industrial environments, carefully designed to leverage SICK's 60-plus years of experience with industrial sensors.