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Displacement sensors go the distance

31 July 2017

The SICK OD1000 displacement sensor features a scanning range of 1m distance from the subject being scanned and a resolution down to 450µm. 

Many automated industrial processes depend on precision measurements, for example for on-belt positioning, metal sheet edge counting and diameter checks on spools or coils for unwinding tasks. The OD1000 is said to offer the levels of precision and range required for such applications at an affordable cost.  With intelligent measurement filters incorporated in the firmware, objects with virtually any surface or colour of object can be reliably measured. 

Commenting on the product, Neil Sandhu, national product manager for measurement systems at SICK, said: “The OD1000 simplifies machine integration and is easy to install and commission. Users have welcomed the fact that it is a compact, low-cost, single unit device that is easy to install.  It is very easy to mount and set up, with an on-board OLED display.  Using the SICK SOPAS parameterisation software allows easy distance visualisation and teach-in.”

The OD1000 incorporates SICK’s IO-Link communications to enable set process parameters to be uploaded and saved.  IO-Link also provides opportunities for enhanced data handling and diagnostics.

A choice of outputs is available including switchable, scalable analogue (MA/V) and push-pull. 

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