Robotics Industry News
New OD Value Optical Displacement Sensors from SICK Improve Quality Control Applications
SICK, Inc. Posted 07/06/2009
Minneapolis, Minn., June 15, 2009 – SICK (www.sickusa.com), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems, machine vision, and automatic identification products for factory and logistics automation, today announced the launch of its new OD Value family of Optical Displacement Sensors- the latest addition the company’s existing line of high accuracy measurement solutions. Similar to SICK’s other optical displacement sensors; the OD Value provides high accuracy performance at a competitive price with a variety of interface capabilities for high accuracy quality control applications in the automotive, robotics and electronics/ semiconductor markets.
These new sensors use CMOS – a superior technology that allows measurement of targets regardless of color or reflectivity…from bright shiny objects to dark remission objects all with high accuracy in a stand-alone sensor. The OD Value also has an easy-to-read bar graph display for fast installation and maintenance. It is an ideal solution for OEMs who need to be cost competitive in their overall machine design but not sacrifice any performance. The line is versatile due to the many sensing ranges and choice of four different output styles.
SICK is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems and automatic identification products for industrial applications. With nearly 450 patents, SICK continues to lead the industry in new product innovations. The diversity of its product line allows SICK to offer solutions at every phase of production in the semiconductor, automotive, packaging, electronics, food and beverage, and material handling markets. SICK was founded in 1946 and has operations or representation in 65 countries worldwide.
Tracie Manor, Public Relations