SICK, a manufacturer of sensors, safety systems, machine vision, and automatic-identification solutions, has launched the W9-3 photoelectric sensor. This third-generation sensor provides a wide variety of options to choose from, such as sensing range, mounting, and connectivity. It is suitable for many applications in the material handling and food and beverage industries, such as detecting clear material, multicolored objects, and shiny objects.
The W9-3 is made out of a proprietary type of plastic called VISTAL, which is nine times stronger than standard ABS thermoplastic. The sensor's connector is over-molded onto the device creating a sensor that is nearly unbreakable. The W9-3 uses SICK's third generation custom ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) that incorporates OES3 technology to enable the W9-3 to ignore stray background reflections, detect multicolored/shiny objects, and provide high immunity to ambient light.
The W9-3's slotted through-hole design allows it to be mounted in many different ways. The W9-3 has complementary (light and dark operate) outputs in one housing. This universal feature helps reduce the number of different parts that customers typically have in stock to solve multiple types of applications. The W9-3 additionally offers multiple ways to adjust the sensing range. Because of OES3 technology, the sensor is electronically taught (meaning it does not have any mechanical moving parts). This allows push-button teach-in that is as precise as a potentiometer adjustment.
Company: Sick Inc.
Company Phone: (800) 325-SICK
Company URL: www.sickusa.com