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SICK (UK) Ltd

Waldkirch House
39 Hedley Road
St Albans
Hertfordshire
AL1 5BN
United Kingdom

Telephone : 01727 831121
Fax : 01727 856767
Email : erwin@sick.co.uk
Web : www.sick.co.uk


Editorial archive;

Laser sensor said to set new standards in distance sensing 30/06/2015
The compact DT50-2 PRO, from Sick is said to offer a next-generation laser sensor which combines high-performance distance sensing with good resolution object profile detection at distances of up to 30m. Full Story...

Sensing individual products with no gaps 18/06/2014
SICK UK has launched DeltaPac, which is believed to be the first photoelectric sensor able to detect individual packs on a conveyor even if there is no gap between them. Full Story...

Magnetic position sensors deliver cylinder accuracy 04/03/2014
The MPS and MPA are magnetic analogue output position sensors for pneumatic and hydraulic cylinders which, says SICK UK, offer unprecedented levels of accuracy and control, combined with versatility, allowing them to be used universally for machine and robotics applications.  Full Story...

Safety light curtain helps minimise safe distances 30/04/2013
With its deTec4 Core range of safety light curtains, SICK says it is able to set new performance standards in efficiency, installation and reliability for a range of applications including machine tool protection, automotive production, FMCG goods handling and packaging, warehousing and logistics. Full Story...

Barcode scanner offers plug-and-play product identification 19/03/2013
A new barcode scanner with the fieldbus module is said to meet the need for easy-to-install and cost-effective product identification in storage, product handling and conveying. Full Story...

Auto-Ident Devices Communicate Seamlessly with SICK’s new IDpro Platform 15/01/2013
Sick has launched IDpro, a unique standardised software platform to enable all Sick auto-ident devices to communicate with each other, share data and parameters. Full Story...

RFID read/writer performs in challenging environments 18/12/2012
A new UHF RFID system from Sick is said to be achieving high levels of performance in challenging factory environments, overcoming the problems of poor signals caused, for example, by close proximity to heavy metal machinery and plant. Full Story...

Twin-beam sensor detects challenging objects 25/09/2012
Difficult shapes, flat or transparent objects that have previously defied reliable detection can now be more clearly seen with the MultiLine photoelectric sensor from Sick UK. Full Story...

SICK Colorranger enables 3D colour imaging 14/09/2010
SICK (UK), the leading international sensor and sensing systems manufacturer, has enabled high-speed 3D scanning and colour imaging in parallel, with the launch of the cutting-edge ColorRanger E. Read more Full Story...

Sick extends sensor range at Drives & Controls 27/05/2010
SICK UK, the leading international sensor and sensing systems manufacturer, will showcase its innovative LMS 100 series of laser sensors and the latest addition to its RFID range, the RFH620, on stand D3612. Full Story...

Sick sensing solutions at UK show 18/05/2010
Sick UK will use Drives and Controls as a platform to show off its LMS 100 series of laser sensors. The UK show, June 8 to 10, will also see the sensor supplier present the latest addition to its RFID range, the RFH620. Full Story...

Food and beverage sensors explored in Sick guide 12/01/2010
Sick is tackling process efficiency in the food and beverage industries with a new guide, ‘Efficient Automation for Food and Beverage Production’. The UK publication is designed to bolster the operating safety, availability and economic efficiency of facilities. Full Story...

Redland bolsters production with sensor install 02/11/2009
Monier Redland has turned to Sick UK to boost product quality and minimise waste with laser sensor technology on a roofing tile line at its Leighton Buzzard, UK, plant. Sick DT50 sensors were chosen to accurately and consistently detect upper and lower fill levels in a hopper. Full Story...

Light curtain in new simplified configuration 29/09/2009
SICK says it is ‘extending the frontiers of light curtain safety performance’ with the launch of the miniTwin 4. For the first time, sender and receiver elements are combined in a single miniature housing. Full Story...

Tennis in the rain thanks to engineering feat 31/07/2009
Rain couldn’t stop play on Wimbledon’s centre court this year as a new closing roof protected the matches below from the inclement British weather. Sick provided linear encoders for each of the ten 77m long, 100 tonne roof trusses. Full Story...

Sick offers machine vision enlightenment 27/05/2009
Sick (UK) is attempting to dispel some of the mystery around machine vision in automated handling and processing with an ‘Introduction to Machine Vision’. The guide aims to provide engineers with insight into best practice applications and will be supported with hands-on sessions. Full Story...

Watching food in 3D 09/03/2009
As the food and packaging industry comes under increasing pressures to reduce waste and save money a factory and process automation specialist says can offer a solution. David Hannaby of Sick UK explains 3D vision… Full Story...

Unique new SICK DFS60 Incremental Encoders 19/08/2008
High positional accuracy is uniquely combined with customer programmability and competitive prices by SICK's new DFS60 award-winning series of rugged, IP65 protected, high resolution incremental encoders. Full Story...

Jaguar marks its cars 06/08/2008
A Merseyside, UK based automotive manufacturing plant has upped quality control with a vehicle body tracking system from Denca Controls. Full Story...

Industrial motors: more torque, more integration 06/05/2008
Makers of industrial motors are quick to adapt their products to the needs of manufacturing. In this article we look at direct-drive, permanent-magnet (PM) 'torque motors,' so called 'integrated' motors where the drive is combined with the motor, servo motors large and small, and an extra rugged duty AC motor designed for the harshest environments in process automation. Full Story...

World's first plant with IO Link technology 06/05/2008
The world's first plant with IO Link technology has been installed on the packaging line at Duni GmbH in Bramsche, Germany, a producer of table decorations. The system was commissioned by the packaging systems integrator firm meurer Verpackungssysteme. Full Story...

Machine vision applications 01/10/2007
Originally used for inspection, modern digital cameras have combined with high speed communications, increased processing power, and highly articulate robots to extend vision applications into areas that were previously thought impossible. Here are five examples of new technology that would have been impossible five years ago. Full Story...

Intelligent sensors connect with IO Link 01/06/2006
A new sensor communication scheme promises to reach ‘the last metre of the process.’ Full Story...