A British-based engineering manufacturer has launched a photoelectric sensor with fibre-optic cable that enables rapid and reliable object detection for fast production processes.
Sick unveiled its WLL180T, which is said to perform quickly even in "hard-to-reach machine and system locations", MHW magazine reports.
The new sensor can detect the fastest process operations up to 31,250 per second while not losing reliability and is said to be suited for use in the manufacturing of semiconductors, electronics and pharmaceuticals.
Furthermore, the application can achieve scanning ranges of up to 20 metres and, thanks to its high system reserves, the powerful light beam is able to penetrate dust clouds, water jets, spray and mist to detect objects.
Phil Dyas, sensor specialist at Sick, suggested an endless number of uses for the WLL180T for clients with their different requirements.
The company was founded by Erwin Sick, an engineer who was described as "a passionate inventor and unwilling businessman".