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SICK launches new photoelectric sensor

SICK has unveiled its new Roller Sensor Bar (RSB) as an addition to its extensive portfolio of photoelectric sensors. This sensor provides the logistics and production markets a reliable solution to accommodate the ever-increasing variety of packaging shapes and sizes, and that provides a quick and easy installation experience.

Traditional sensors are mounted above the side frame and require installers to align and teach the sensor to a reflector at the end consumer, leading to high costs.

SICK offers the RSB as a solution to high installation costs and packaging variations to help logistics and production processes run more smoothly and efficiently.

The RSB decreases installation and commissioning time providing quick and easy installation with its spring-loaded end cap, removing the need for tools to teach and align the sensor.

Flexible mounting options offer seamless integration into a variety of conveyor applications. Finally, the RSB can be mounted at the factory thus reducing the cost of labor.

SICK offers housing lengths for the RSB between 200mm-1200mm and beam spacing between 50mm-200 mm to detect a range of packaging. The sensor can be mounted between rollers or belted sections to detect objects between conveyor sections and in transfer zones.

Additionally, the flexibility in number and length between beams allows for customized sensing performance which reduces blind zones on both sides of the conveyor.

This solution is ideal for precise, edge-to edge detection of flat or irregularly shaped objects due to the mounting of the sensor between the rollers looking up at objects on the conveyor.

This product uses ambient light technology to increase throughput by reducing false trips due to objects in the background. The technology works using IO-Link communication to deliver real-time status information that works to avoid unplanned downtimes and conveyor jams.

The SICK sensing portfolio is complemented by the RSB which offers a reliable and configurable leading edge detection solution. The sensing range is pre-configured in the factory, removing the risk of the sensor being adjusted in the field.

The RSB also has its mounting brackets included and does not require a reflector due to its energetic sensing principal technology. Finally, the product offers seamless integration into control cards with multiple connection types, cable lengths and configurable outlets.

The Roller Sensor Bar is a readily available solution that is customizable and easily integrated and commissioned into applications. This product is an elegant, simple solution from selection to commissioning.

It provides precise, leading-edge detection and object overhang detection, which reduces conveyor jams and increases efficiency. This saves time and money through each step of the process making the Roller Sensor Bar a clear solution for optimizing logistics automation processes.

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