From electrical connectors through reflectors, and mechanical mounting systems, SICK offers a comprehensive range of accessories to safeguard the availability of application solutions. Perfectly matched to the corresponding sensors, these accessories provide the basis for cost-effective integration into systems and are available with short lead times. SICK is even able to deliver customer-specific developments and modifications quickly.
SICK’s analyzer solutions provide forward-thinking concepts for measuring 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.
Array sensors operate on the proximity scanning principle. They detect even the smallest edges based on differences in grayscale values within the field-of-view. Positioning of, for example, a paper web based on the web edge or a contrast line is only one of many possible applications. Widths, diameters, and gaps can also be detected. In reflector mode, the array sensors can even detect transparent materials.
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.
Capacitive and magnetic proximity sensors
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 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.
Color sensors detect object colors. To do so, the sensors emit light throughout the entire visible range onto the objects to be inspected, calculate the color proportions from the reflected light and compare these with previously taught reference color values.
Condition Monitoring sensors
The Condition Monitoring sensors from SICK allow intelligent condition-based monitoring. They determine relevant physical parameters for mission-critical processes and applications. The sensor data provide the foundation for analyses that make condition-dependent maintenance possible. Besides reducing unplanned downtimes, they can thereby also increase the service life of components and reduce costs.
Contrast sensors are primarily used in packaging/printing machines for the detection of printed or control marks. SICK's line of KT contrast sensors detects even the smallest contrasts at the highest speeds, such as print marks on foils or packaging. They detect minute grayscale variations between the mark and the background on matte, shiny or transparent surfaces. A variety of device types with different contrast resolution methods and teach-in versions are available to meet wide-ranging requirements.
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 ideal solution when it comes to precise position detection in industrial automation. The same applies to measuring revolutions and rpm as well as speed and acceleration. High-resolution optical encoders and extremely rugged magnetic encoders complement one another perfectly and permit exact measurements in all kinds of applications. Rotary encoders are available as incremental and absolute encoders. Wire draw encoders and linear encoders with a measuring element are available in linear measuring technology.
Simple configuration and flexible programming options are important features of SICK encoders. For decades, encoders from SICK have impressed in countless areas of application.
Fiber-optic sensors and fibers
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 even higher requirements to be fulfilled, such as sensing range, temperature resistance, material durability or a flexible mounting process, the intelligent combination of sensors and fiber-optic cables can provide the perfect solution. A wide range of fiber-optic cables with application-specific optical heads ensure that every need is met.
Flow measurement technology
Flow measurement technology is used in nearly all industries. SICK has the tools to meet this many-faceted challenge and offers a comprehensive product portfolio of innovative sensor technology. Whether as custody transfer meters or measuring devices for monitoring and control: Flow measurement technology from SICK always works safely and reliably on the basis of the most up-to-date technology - even under difficult process and ambient conditions.
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.
SICK fork sensors combine senders and receivers in a single housing, meaning that they can be adjusted quickly. Thanks to the precise, focused light beam and the high detection accuracy, the sensors also detect very minor light attentuation differences. Many different fork sizes, straightforward mounting, and exceptionally high ambient light immunity are just some of the advantages of these fork sensors.
SICK offers a broad range of gas analyzers based on a variety of powerful measurement principles. With its in-situ and extractive measurement technology for equipping complete facilities, SICK can also provide solutions for a variety of systems and complex measurement tasks.
The Glare sensor detects and distinguishes glare on even surfaces. It also provides maximum reliability and saves costs. Previously, gloss on object surfaces was a disruptive factor that regularly had engineers breaking into a sweat.
Now, gloss properties are a distinguishing criterion for process control – regardless of color, transparency or pattern. And it will be engineers’ eyes that shine, not their brows. Equipped with intelligent Delta-S-Technology, Glare is a further milestone in customer-oriented sensor development. Once again, SICK is confirming its leading position in opto-electronic sensors for the detection of a range of objects.
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.
Inductive proximity sensors
Millions of inductive proximity sensors are currently in use in virtually all industries. They detect metal objects without contact, and are characterized by a long service life and extreme ruggedness. With the latest ASIC technology, SICK's sensors offer the ultimate in precision and reliability. SICK can provide the right solution to meet your requirements every time – from cylindrical or rectangular standard sensors with single, double or triple operating distance, to special sensors for explosive zones and harsh environments. Our sensors are the intelligent, reliable route to implementing industry-specific and customized solutions to any task involving automation.
Position data of objects is indispensable for the automation of processes, especially in demanding and mobile applications. SICK offers a wide range of inertial sensors for this purpose, for both simple static and highly dynamic applications.
Integration products from SICK enable easy connection and networking (optical or wired) of a wide variety of sensors at the field level as well as transmission of sensor data into the cloud. In keeping with Industry 4.0, the data is provided directly or in preprocessed form in order to operate higher-level processes such as predictive maintenance, track and trace and quality control.
SICK has a host of sensor devices that detect, localize and track objects using time-of-flight measurement. SICK’s 2D and 3D LiDAR sensors are used for indoor and outdoor applications in countless environments, even in severe weather conditions. They can be found in automated vehicle navigation, precision localization and collision prevention e. g. in ports, airports, logistics centers and factories. These precision laser scanners automate processes such as picking, palletizing and depalletizing, and navigating forklifts, cranes and heavy-duty agricultural, forestry and mining machinery. They are also used in security applications in buildings and airports to detect unauthorized access or to count people entering or exiting an area. With SICK LiDAR sensors, machines and vehicles detect and respond with accuracy and precision.
Linear encoders detect linear movements as absolute position values without making contact. No reference run is required for the wear- and maintenance-free encoders. Different constructions with high resolution and rugged design enable use in a wide range of applications and industries.
Localization and positioning solutions
Logistic processes in the field of warehousing and production must be efficient. A significant increase in efficiency can be achieved through the detection of position and speed in track-bound and free applications, the tracking of objects, and localization of mobile platforms as well as AGV system fleets. SICK offers comprehensive localization and positioning solutions for these purposes.
Luminescence sensors detect visible and non-visible marks that illuminate when using ultraviolet (UV) light. Fluorescent material and marks are reliably detected independently of their pattern, colors or surface conditions on any material. Luminescence sensors emit UV light with a wave length of approximately 375 nm. Fluorescent substances convert the UV light into long-wave visible light, which is then received and evaluated by the luminescence sensor.
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.
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.
Non-contact motion sensors
Non-contact motion sensors directly detect the movements of object surfaces. This detection requires no scale or measuring elements. The surfaces therefore remain clean and undamaged, and objects remain free of wear and tear.
The motion can be in any arbitrary direction, and linear or rotary. The detection is also independent of whether the object or sensor is moving.
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.
What are the advantages of radar over other types of sensor technology? In short, it comes down to the ruggedness: Radar sensors reliably detect any object within their range, no matter how harsh the environment and are able to analyse or give out the speed of the object. For this reason, radar sensors within the SICK portfolio can primarily be found in ports and at industrial mining sites, where they help prevent collisions by reliably detecting objects even in adverse weather conditions or despite significant pollution. They are used to prevent collisions and measure distances in large and mobile systems such as gantry cranes and ship-to-shore cranes in ports and booms of open pit excavators and dump trucks in the mining industry.
Safe Motion Monitoring and Control
Safe Motion Monitoring and Control is the reliable monitoring of machine movements. Many certified drive safety functions optimize the interplay of human and machine. Direction, speed and position are reliably monitored in mobile and stationary machines. This means you can make continuous processes a reality while reducing machine downtime.
Safe series connection
The safe series connection enables the connection of up to 32 safety sensors up to performance level e. You can wire safety switches and safety sensors with OSSD outputs in the mix, regardless of the manufacturer. Selected detailed diagnostic information is also available for each sensor or switch.
Safety camera sensors
Safety camera sensors are electro-sensitive protective devices based on image processing technology.
The safeVisionary2 3D time-of-flight camera provides safe three-dimensional environment perception and precise measurement data. The camera opens up new possibilities which can further increase the efficiency of your safety application.
The V200 and V300 offer a simple and space-saving alternative to hazardous point protection with safety light curtains.
Safety controllers from SICK ensure reliable productivity of stationary and mobile machines. In addition to modular hardware, safety controllers offer simple wiring and commissioning. Project planning is quick thanks to intuitive configuration software. Thanks to the compact design and many functions, the devices are well-suited for countless applications, whether simple or complex.
Safety distance sensors
Safe distance measurement is crucial in industrial production for the protection of persons and capital goods. The safety distance sensors from SICK enable high productivity. This is ensured by a large measuring range, cutting edge technology and compact housings with low space requirements.
Safety laser scanners
SICK safety laser scanners combine know-how and experience with maximum performance. Whether mobile or stationary, for area protection or access protection, indoors or outdoors – our comprehensive portfolio offers the right cost-effective package for each and every requirement. Using the time-of-flight measurement principle, the compact devices scan their surroundings and measure distances. An integrated rotating mirror allows protection areas defined by the customer to be monitored in two dimensions.
Safety light curtains
Safety light curtains provide reliable and cost-effective access protection for hazardous points and hazardous areas. Depending on the variant, different machine functions are integrated or can be selected via safe control solutions. The range includes small and compact designs as well as extremely rugged and resilient variants for special ambient conditions.
Safety light-beam sensors
Safety light-beam sensors safely monitor access points over large distances. Their standardized and compact housing allows fast commissioning. Performing diagnostics is also easy. The safe human-material differentiation assists the material flow, which in turn ensures fewer downtimes and smooth processes – even in harsh ambient conditions.
Safety multibeam scanners
Safety multibeam scanners from SICK combine the benefits of a safety light curtain with the benefits of a safety laser scanner. Thanks to the safe solid state technology of the LiDAR sensors, sender and receiver units without moving parts can be compactly integrated in one device. The result: A new dimension of innovation.
Safety radar sensors
Safety radar sensors from SICK stand for reliable personal and object detection with very high machine availability, even under harsh production conditions. Whether there are sparks, wood chips, dust, heat, cold or other interfering factors: The rugged radar technology from SICK ensures high machine and plant productivity.
With the safety relays and the extensive portfolio of safety sensors from SICK, you can implement safety functions up to PL e. Save time and money thanks to simple integration into the control cabinet, easy parameterization and short response times. Find the right safety relay for your applications.
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.
Safety systems from SICK unite personal safety and productivity. They consist of software and hardware specifically adapted to various applications and can be easily integrated into plants with the corresponding documentation. For example, safety systems can be designed to solve the following applications: Robots, automated material flows, AGVs or AMRs.
The SICK AppSpace eco-system offers the freedom and flexibility to implement customized requirements with tailor-made sensor apps. This enables completely new and adaptive solutions in industrial automation. Programmable devices constitute the hardware. The SICK AppStudio and SICK AppManager software tools are used to develop and manage the sensor apps. The SICK AppSpace Developers Club offers support and promotes developer networking.
SICK IntegrationSpace® is the brand for digital solutions from SICK and makes both digital services (SaaS) and software available worldwide. With your business expertise and our industrial and digital knowledge. We can increase your efficiency together.
Combine the modular products to tailor the complete solution (digital solution) exactly to your needs.
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.