Partnership underpins wider portfolio
Posted to News on 6th Apr 2021, 09:05

Partnership underpins wider portfolio

RS Components expandsofferings for machine builders with IIoT-enabled technologies from SICK

Partnership underpins wider portfolio

As a result of the ongoing strategic partnership between RS Components and SICK, RS will now support SICK’s M12 and M18 inductive proximity sensors, IO-Link sensors and light curtains.

A significant introduction for RS is SICK’s M12 and M18 inductive proximity sensors for non-contact detection of metallic objects. Available in cylindrical or rectangular formats, or encapsulated in flat housing, these sensors are said to be characterised by a long service life and extreme ruggedness.

Typical applications include food and beverage, robotics, machine tools, packaging and materials handling.

Available in a variety of detection ranges, SICK’s IO-Link photoelectric sensors reliably detect objects of assorted colours and textures, as well as transparent items, it is reported. The IO-Link communication protocol can be parametrised and monitored via field bus to enable full process control.

Preventive maintenance

It also allows machine builders to implement preventive maintenance and service measures, and changeover times for product or format adjustments can be reduced significantly.

“The new SLG range of non-safety through-beam light curtains features a small, slim and sleek design,” reports RS. “Using only 8 mm for the optics, they fit discreetly inside machines, frames and doors to detect objects as they move through an area.

"Typical applications include overhang detection on conveyor belts, access control and part ejection detection. With a one-touch set-up and effective alignment aid, the SLG light curtains are easy to install.”

SICK’s range of IIoT-enabled technologies is shipping now from RS in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

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