SICK launches 'all-rounder' distance sensor

By Gwen Ridler

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The OD2000 can be used across a numebr of food processing applications
The OD2000 can be used across a numebr of food processing applications

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SICK has launched its next-generation OD2000 distance sensor, an ‘all-rounder’ for multiple food and drink processing and packaging applications.

Built with plug and play technology to allow it to fit into multiple processing and packaigng lines, the OD2000 has a large measuring range up to 1,200mm, as well as a measuring frequency of up to 7.5 kHz. 

It has been positioned as a catch all solution for a wide-range of quality control tasks in automated food processing and packaging applications, including robotics.  

With five different measuring ranges between 25 and 1,200 mm, the SICK OD2000 can handle demanding, high-speed measurement regardless of surface, diameter, thickness or width. 

Background suppression 

It can also solve challenging background suppression applications where precise distance differentiation or small hysteresis settings are required. 

The SICK OD2000 is ready to use out-of-the-box with widely-useable default settings. The on-sensor OLED display makes parameterisation and adjustment quick and easy.  

SICK’s SOPAS software has been enhanced with a new graphical user interface and a QUICK SET menu. Together with direct parameterisation via IO-Link, this is especially useful when mounting in hard-to-reach locations.  

IO-Link interface 

The OD2000 can send both adjustable analog output (mA/V) and digital output signals. Smart point-to-point communication for Industry 4.0 integrations is enabled via the IO-Link interface, which also means the signal transmission and power supply can use a single cable. With IO-Link, the OD2000 can output process and diagnostic data for condition monitoring and predictive maintenance. 

David Hannaby, SICK’s UK product manager for Presence Detection, said: “With the OD2000, SICK has introduced a brand-new displacement measurement family that can be relied on by production teams to assure precision performance and consistent process quality, whatever the application. 

“The universal concept will help to minimise inventories and ensure efficient ordering and delivery. The OD2000 is mounted in an instant and set up is completed in next to no time. Machine builders will particularly welcome the OD2000’s integration flexibility and communications versatility.” 

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