Sick sensor adds touch-screen interface

May 14, 2024
The W10 photoelectric proximity sensor handles a range of detection tasks with high repeat accuracy.

W10 photoelectric proximity sensor This Sick sensor unites a high-precision Class 1 laser light with a fast and precise receiver evaluation line to handle a wide range of detection tasks in automation technology with high repeat accuracy. The sensor is available in a short-range version that works from 0.98 inch to 15.7 inches, and a long-range version that works from 0.98 inch to 27.6 inches. Both versions have a stainless steel housing with IP69K protection, with either a standard mounting with a 1-inch hole, or a hybrid mounting via the M18 thread on the front or the 1-inch hole on the side. 

What’s new? A touch-screen interface. Sick says the W10 is the first sensor of its type to integrate a touch screen to offer an intuitive user experience. With it, operators can select speed, standard or precision operating modes, foreground or background suppression, individual teach-in settings, preconfigured parameters and limits. 

Benefits Versatility and high speeds. The W10 can handle a wide range of applications in factory automation applications, reliably detecting objects with challenging surface properties such as gloss, color or structures. In speed mode, it can provide a response in 1.8 milliseconds. Sensor selection is simplified, with just two operating distance variants and two mounting options. Its IP69K rating means the sensor can withstand harsh operating environments, aggressive media and frequent cleaning cycles, avoiding downtime. 

Sick Inc., Minneapolis, 800-325-7425, 

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