MINNEAPOLIS—Sick Inc., which manufactures sensors, safety systems, machine vision, encoders and automatic identification products for factory and logistics automation, has released a new line of laser distance measurement sensors.
These mid-range distance measurement sensors, part of the Dx35 line, feature a compact housing that reduces mounting restrictions and offers improved performance in outdoor applications and indoor wash-down applications, according to the company.
The sensors are designed to detect fast-moving objects or objects that are difficult to detect at longer ranges. A switching mode detects difficult targets, such as black and highly reflective objects, reducing the number of sensors required. The firm said the remote teaching method simplifies setup and ensures rapid changeover.
The Dx35 sensors include SICK's HDDM technology, which provides precise measurements because of ambient light immunity and long temperature ranges. The company said the Dx35 sensors can be used in a variety of distance measurement applications, including pallet detection; roll diameter and loop control; level monitoring; crane, cab and transfer car collision avoidance; detecting and classifying parcels, packages and objects with shiny surfaces; freezer areas; and robot soldering.