The new Sick W2S family delivers powerful sub-miniature photoelectric positioning sensing for difficult packaging materials (even matt black). The slim housing allows convenient mounting within tight spaces. The sensor’s cutting-edge photoelectric sensing promises production efficiency and reliability even with challenging objects to detect in packaging applications.
“The new W2S performance enables high-speed conveying lines to deliver efficiency even with matt black materials,” said Phil Dyas, Sick (UK) industrial sensor specialist. “The Sick W2S gives manufacturers the opportunity to integrate modern photoelectric sensing power where it was difficult and expensive before.
“The W2S will consistently detect matt black materials with as low as 1% reflectivity, unheard of in this size and price range. The sophisticated background suppression software ensures high reliability and consistency whether detecting jet black, brightly coloured, matt, transparent or highly reflective objects. The four models in the Sick W2S sensors range are contained in a rugged IP67 rated housing that measures only 7.7 x 21.8 x 13.5mm. The double-sealed 45o offset cable entry minimises environmental ingress and reduces accidental damage during operation. The latest PinPoint LED ensures a high-visibility light spot at sensing ranges up to three metres and can be adjusted on the unit by a three turn potentiometer. It’s complemented by the high-sensitivity 128 pixel array detector, ensuring unparalleled sensitivity and capability.”
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