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SAM Inductive Sensor from SICK Reliably Monitors Both Speed and Acceleration
SICK, Inc. Posted 02/07/2014Unique start-up delay feature reduces false trips and downtime
Minneapolis, Minn. – SICK, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems, machine vision, encoders and automatic identification solutions for factory and logistics automation, today announced the launch of the SAM inductive sensor for speed and acceleration monitoring.
Previously, a rotational speed had to be determined and adjusted using a basic speed monitor, which is a slower way to determine breakage since it takes time for a machine to decelerate to a determined switching output. The SAM’s acceleration monitoring functionality measures the change in speed, detecting a break almost immediately.
The SAM gives both a raw pulse output and a programmable, discrete switching output. It has a monitoring range of up to 12,000 pulses per minute and a unique start-up delay. To reduce false trips, the SAM offers three modes – no delay, fixed time delay and upper threshold delay – to account for fast or slow machine start-up times. In addition, integrated monitoring via on-board adjustment tools makes it easy to set parameters and display errors directly on the SAM, ensuring a quick response to any problem.
The SAM is an ideal solution for reducing scrap and downtime in wire, thread and web break applications. It not only provides the raw pulse output, but also a programmable switching output through IO-Link. This enables users to set the amount of deceleration needed to trigger an output, increasing application flexibility.
SICK is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems, machine vision, encoders and automatic identification products for industrial applications. With more than 1000 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 logistics, automotive, packaging, electronics, food and beverage, and material handling markets. SICK AG was founded in 1946 and has operations or representation in 65 countries worldwide.