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SICK Proximity Sensors Overview
Sick’s IME extended range sensors provide more accuracy, better repeatability and a tighter hysteresis than common inductive sensors in the market. Additionally, Sick’s extensive family of capacitive proximity switches provide sensing for wood, plastic, liquid and other nonmetallic material.
Inductive Sensor Overview
Sick’s IME extended range sensors provide more accuracy, better repeatability and a tighter hysteresis than common inductive sensors in the market. These improvements are due to ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) technology which eliminates production tolerances. The IME’s reduced sensitivity tolerance allows users to increase the distance between the sensor and the target, reducing the risk of mechanical damage. IME sensors are also more immune to high Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) signals, voltage and current spikes (burst, transients), and electrostatic discharge (ESD) than standard proxes. In addition to their superior electrical characteristics, IME sensors offer exceptional mechanical performance. The robust IME sensor housings offer a higher tightening torque rating (up to 100 Nm) than the standard sensors which reduces damage due to over-tightening of lock-nuts. IME sensors offer better shock and vibration resistance due to hot melt filling material, increasing the sensors’ life plus providing superior moisture resistance over solid epoxy fill. The WTB15 offers best-in-class background suppression performance, utilizing SICK’s latest custom ASIC: OES3. This provide users with precise adjustable background suppression – reliable detection of target objects regardless of color or reflectivity. Benefits also include industry leading protection to common factory “noise” influences: EMC, sensor cross-talk, and ambient lighting. W15 series includes WTE15 energetic sensors, WL15 retro reflective sensors, and WSE15 through-beam sensors. Mounting flexibility is prominent in the design of the W15 series. In addition to the 18 mm front mount and side mount through holes, the W15 offers a unique flush-mounting option with the included “snap-ring.” Sensors no longer need to intrude on the product flow.