Versatile object detection

Introducing the new W10 photoelectric proximity sensor, SICK introduces a sensor solution designed to tackle a diverse array of automation tasks more universally than ever before.

With just four variants differing in operating distances and mounting options, the sensor series significantly simplifies the typical variety of types.

Leveraging a Class 1 laser light source and precise receiver evaluation line, the sensor delivers precise detection results with remarkable repeat accuracy.

For the first time, a touchscreen interface has been integrated into a sensor of this kind, meeting demanding requirements for intuitive operation, and enhancing the user experience.

Three application-optimised operating modes, along with foreground or background suppression, can be easily activated via the display.

Moreover, situation-dependent teach-in options enable convenient adaptation to individual application scenarios.

Featuring a stainless-steel housing with IP69k protection, the sensor ensures durability even in challenging environments.

With IO-Link functionality, the sensor facilitates remote configuration and seamless integration of sensor data into existing automation networks.

The W10 embodies versatility and high flexibility in application design, offering a multitude of applications across various industrial and innovation sectors, notably in factory and logistics automation.

It excels in the robust and reliable detection of objects with diverse or challenging surface properties such as gloss, colour, or texture.

Laser triangulation sensor with intuitive user experience via touchscreen

The W10 sets itself apart by eliminating the need for traditional setting elements like slide switches, potentiometers, and rotary knobs.

This innovation is made achievable through its touchscreen display, marking this laser photoelectric proximity sensor as the pioneer of its kind.

Irrespective of whether it’s speed, standard, or precision operating modes, foreground or background suppression, individual teach-in settings, preconfigured parameters, or limit values, operators can intuitively select, access, adjust, and save all settings effortlessly.

The W10 features a screen lock as an added security measure, ensuring settings remain protected from unauthorised access or alterations by third parties.

Additionally, aside from on-device operation, the W10 offers convenient configuration via IO-Link, facilitating communication through this interface.

With two digital outputs available, the W10 can efficiently deliver switching signals.

Reliable detection thanks to precise laser triangulation

The W10 integrates a class 1 laser light source renowned for its high precision. Its focused light beam creates a minimal light spot on the object, complemented by a swift and accurate receiver evaluation line.

With the aid of this advanced technology, the photoelectric proximity sensor attains exceptionally precise detection outcomes, coupled with high repeatability.

This holds true for both the short-range version, covering distances from 25mm to 400mm, and the long-range variant, spanning from 25mm to 700mm.

Such capabilities make it ideally suited for accurately detecting objects and positions.

In speed mode, the response time is 1.8ms, ensuring reliable switching behaviour even at elevated machine speeds.

Teach-in option and hybrid and robust design

Through the utilisation of dynamic algorithms tailored for specific applications, the W10 achieves a superior level of reliability and consistent repeatability straight from the factory.

The photoelectric proximity sensor provides personalised teach-in capabilities for specific adjustments.

Apart from the standard 1-point teach, which identifies objects at a set distance, the 2-point teach option allows for the detection of objects with varying heights.

The manual mode broadens the teach options, providing increased flexibility.

Both the short-range and long-range versions of the W10 are offered in two housing variants: one designed for standard mounting with a 1-inch hole, and another for hybrid mounting, allowing installation either via the M18 thread on the front or the 1-inch hole on the side.

Offering two versions, each featuring dual-colour LEDs to signify the operational status, the W10 provides extensive mounting flexibility, catering to typical installation scenarios with ease.

With a stainless-steel housing boasting an IP69k protection rating, all W10 models are exceptionally rugged, capable of enduring harsh operating conditions, aggressive substances, or frequent cleaning cycles.

This guarantees optimal operational availability and mitigates prolonged downtimes in various applications.

SICK’s introduction of the W10 photoelectric proximity sensor marks a significant milestone in automation technology.

With its intuitive features and versatile capabilities, the W10 stands out as a pioneer in the field.

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