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SICK Releases W16 and W26 Smart Photoelectric Sensors

Jul 2, 2018

SICK Releases W16 and W26 Smart Photoelectric Sensors

New family of photoelectric sensors feature smart technology to increase precision and efficiency

 

   Minneapolis, Minn., June 29, 2018 – SICK (www.sick.com), one of the world’s

leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems, machine vision, encoders and automatic identification solutions for factory, logistics, and process automation, today announced the launch of the W16 and W26 photoelectric sensors.

 

The W16 and W26 were designed as smart sensors so they can be configured remotely via IO-Link for efficient set up. As smart sensors, W16 and W26 also offer additional diagnostic functions that can be used to predict maintenance and other smart tasks. 

 

In addition, the BluePilot operating and indicator concept gives optical feedback while using a PinPoint LED during setup for faster and more precise alignment, especially over long distances. The BluePilot is also used for signal strength feedback, mode selection, and presetting sensing distances. The W16 and W26 also features LineSpot and TwinEye technologies. LineSpot provides a continuous sensor signal even in the case of perforated or textured objects. TwinEye has two receivers in one system to significantly increase detection reliability as it can detect high-gloss, contrast rich, and uneven surfaces.

 

About SICK

SICK is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems, machine vision, encoders and automatic identification products for industrial applications. With more than 1000 patents, SICK continues to lead the industry in new product innovations. The diversity of its product line allows SICK to offer solutions at every phase of production in the logistics, automotive, packaging, electronics, food and beverage, and material handling markets. SICK AG was founded in 1946 and has operations or representation in 65 countries worldwide.

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