Robotics Industry News
W27 MultiPac Photoelectric Proximity Sensor
SICK, Inc. Posted 02/27/2013SICK, 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 W27 MultiPac photoelectric proximity sensor. The W27 MultiPac uses two redundant receiver arrays to detect difficult targets such as bundled bottles in the packaging and food and beverage industries.
The W27 MultiPac is an economical solution that provides overhead counting and indexing to ensure bundles are both created and transported properly. With two independent receiver arrays, the W27 MultiPac ensures continuous detection when diffused light is misdirected from bundled surfaces. A single, high-intensity, visible red emitting LED aids in alignment and provides reliable detection despite dirt and dust build-up.
Enclosed in a compact housing, the W27 MultiPac is able to detect shiny, glossy or dark targets within its foreground without signal interruptions. A higher angle of incidence provides increased mounting flexibility, enabling the detection of film wrapped pallets and other targets. Using a simple teach button, the sensing range of the W27 MultiPac can be adjusted up to 500 mm.
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 logistics, automotive, packaging, electronics, food and beverage, and material handling markets. SICK was founded in 1946 and has operations or representation in 65 countries worldwide.