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SICK UK has released the DT50 laser measurement sensor for proximity and presence detection.

‘SICK set out to eliminate the frustrations with laser sensors currently available at this price point, particularly lengthy and complicated set-up and reliable detection under changing conditions such as reflective surfaces or difficult light conditions,’ said Darren Pratt, SICK UK product manager.

The DT50’s temperature-stable light spot achieves a positional accuracy of 10mm over the whole 10 metre distance range, up to seven times better than comparable products.

Black/white shift difference for the DT50 is negligible, meaning complete confidence in measurements no matter what the colour of the surface.

It is equally competent in measurements with reflective surfaces – performance features usually associated with much higher-priced laser systems.

The DT50 menu can be navigated without the operating manual, allowing easy, on-site adjustment to suit working conditions and practices.

The DT50 is virtually immune to ambient-light interference.

It has a stated immunity of up to 40,000lux, making it suitable for a variety of conditions, from poorly lit warehouses to exterior site applications and even rapidly changing light intensities, for example floodlights.

The DT50 has a temperature range from -30C to + 65C.

Its tough zinc-alloy casing and optional weatherproof housing means it can be used in cold stores, ports and steel mills.

Its fast response time and high repeatability ensure it is always operational, even with fast-moving targets.

SICK (UK) LTD

SICK is a global leader in sensors and sensing systems for factory automation, logistics automation and process control. SICK’s comprehensive product portfolio encompasses sensors, encoders, machinery safety, machine vision and auto-identification in use by customers all over the world. Established for over 70 years, SICK products range from simple optical devices through to embedded intelligent systems, ready to meet the needs of Industry 4.0.

SICK sensors: At the heart of automation

SICK is one of the world’s leaders in sensors and sensing technologies for factory automation, logistics automation and process control.

SICK’s comprehensive product portfolio encompasses sensors, encoders, machinery safety, machine vision and auto-identification. The company also provides process instrumentation for gas and fluid flow and for chemical and pollutant detection.

From simple optical sensors and barcode readers to complex safety systems; from machine vision to emissions monitoring, SICK’s intelligent sensor solutions facilitate advanced automation and process control.

SICK products are designed with simplicity of installation and operation in mind. They help customers to achieve greater reliability and productivity, increased production flexibility and more efficient use of resources.

Founded in Germany more than 70 years ago, SICK employs more than 7,400 employees worldwide. The company invests heavily in research and development and is leading the way in smart sensor development to support Industry 4.0 objectives.

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