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Wherever access or danger areas need to be reliably and cost-effectively protected, SICK safety systems are in demand. State-of-the-art sensor technology, modular design, compact dimensions and a broad range of applications form the basis for safe and efficient manufacturing processes. SICK's comprehensive expertise in the planning, implementation and operation of safety systems has made them number one in this sector.

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SICK microScan3 Pro safety laser scanner

The microScan3 Pro safety laser scanner is suited for safety and navigation in mobile applications as well as the intelligent protection of complex stationary applications.

Sick Ranger3 3D streaming camera

The Ranger3 is a 3D streaming camera can process up to 15.4 GP/s, enabling full-frame 3D imaging.

SICK KTS and KTX contrast sensors

SICK KTS and KTX contrast sensors utilise SICK's TwinEye technology for improved contrast detection and sensing distance tolerance.

SICK MZCG magnetic cylinder sensor

The MZCG magnetic cylinder sensor is designed for position detection in pneumatic grippers or miniature pneumatic cylinders with C-slots.

SICK ZIRKOR series oxygen analysers

The ZIRKOR series provides an oxygen reference value for emission measurement to act as a reference for the measurement results.

SICK SES/SEM70 motor feedback systems

The SES/SEM70 motor feedback systems feature a hollow shaft diameter of 25 mm and are installed directly on the motor shaft.

SICK CLV6 laser barcode scanners

SICK's CLV6 series laser barcode scanners are suitable for use in food production processes where hygiene is crucial.

SICK WLL180 fibre-optic amplifier

The WLL180 fibre-optic amplifier has a compact size, a fast response time of 16 µs, and high light intensity and resolution.

SICK GLL170 fibre-optic amplifier

The GLL170 fibre-optic amplifier is now easier to operate and offers a higher level of flexibility.

SICK DOSIC ultrasonic sensor

The DOSIC ultrasonic sensor operates according to the concept of time-of-flight difference and provides an alternative to Coriolis mass flowmeters.

SICK AFS60 Inox, AFM60 Inox and DFS60 Inox high-resolution encoders

The AFS60, AFM60 and DFS60 encoders are suitable for the use in the food and beverage industry, packaging machines, medical technology, and outdoor applications in port and offshore plants.

SICK AFS60, AFM60 and DFS60 Inox encoders

Simple configuration and flexible programming options are important features of SICK encoders. Based on optical and magnetic technologies, the encoders offer solutions for a variety of different sectors.

Sick TriSpector1000 3D vision sensors

With the TriSpector1000 3D vision sensors, integrators and end users can carry out a wide variety of inspection activities quickly, at up to 2000 3D profiles/s, and with a high degree of availability.

Sick SOPASair sensor configuration app

SOPASair is a version of SOPAS ET that is adapted to mobile devices and which is currently able to configure more than 80 of Sick's sensor product families.

Sick KTM INOX contrast sensor

The KTM Inox contrast sensor eatures high greyscale resolution and the optimised OES4 ASIC technology, combined with a response time of 35 μs, ensures good detection of contrast marks, even on glossy materials.

Sick LUTM luminescence sensor

The Sick LUTM luminescence sensor features a miniature housing combined with an IO-Link function.

SICK RFU65x RFID system

The RFU65x RFID system detects tags at long range, recording the direction in which objects are moving at the same time.

Sick IH03 and IM04 miniature inductive sensors

The IH03 and IM04 miniature inductive sensors have been developed for applications with minimal installation space.

Sick Ax20 scanning line sensor

The Ax20 scanning array sensor has a high-resolution line array with which a wide variety of objects can be detected with a repeat accuracy of up to 35 µm.

Sick TriSpector1000 3D vision sensor

The TriSpector1000 is a 3D vision sensor, which, due to its simple configuration, can carry out inspection tasks standalone and without any programming.

Sick MZT7 magnetic cylinder sensor

The MZT7 magnetic cylinder sensor enables quick, precise and contactless sensing of the piston's position in compact pneumatic cylinders.

SICK Lector63x image-based code reader

The design of Lector63x optical concept supports the usage of a wide range of lenses, from simple, small S-mount lenses to high-quality C-mount lenses.

Sick MultiLine optical sensor

The Sick MultiLine sensor utilises two photoelectric sensors in one housing.

Sick Glare optical sensor for glossy surfaces

The Glare sensor is specially designed to recognise and differentiate objects on the basis of their gloss in order to control production processes.

Sick ConVer quality control system

The ConVer quality control system checks whether boxes or containers have been filled correctly and include all the required contents.

SICK CLV615 dual port barcode scanner

The CLV615 Dual Port barcode scanner features an integrated switch that makes it easy to install the sensor in a Profinet I/O network.

Sick Flexi Soft Drive Monitor expansion module

The Flexi Soft Drive Monitor is an expansion module for the Flexi Soft modular safety controller, allowing drives without integrated safety functions to be used.

Sick W100-2 long-range miniature photoelectric sensors

Sick W100-2 miniature photoelectric sensors are compatible with all standard detection principles, making them suitable for detection applications.

Sick Lector642 image-based code reader

Changing object heights and reading distances, wide visual ranges, randomly aligned 1D and 2D codes, and fast transport speeds are some of the challenges that the Lector642 can overcome.

Sick Profiler 2 2D distance sensor for profile measurement

With the Profiler 2, profile measurement, evaluation, display and control panel are accommodated in a single robust housing made of durable shock-resistant plastic and with an enclosure rating of IP67.

Sick DT50-2 Pro distance sensor

The DT50-2 Pro distance sensor is based on HDDM time-of-flight technology to provide precise and reliable measurement, with ranges of up to 10 m on black targets and up to 30 m on white targets.

Sick GR18 cylindrical photoelectric sensors

With their seven different housing types, the GR18 range of cylindrical photoelectric sensors are suited to both space-saving and flexible-mounting solutions.

Sick LFP Inox hygienic TDR level sensor

The LFP Inox is a CIP-/SIP-resistant TDR level sensor designed for the food and beverage industry, offering level monitoring in hygienic applications.

Sick LFP Cubic TDR level sensor

The LFP Cubic TDR level sensor has no mechanical moving parts and has a manually cuttable and exchangeable monoprobe with lengths from 200 up to 2000 mm.

Sick TranspaTect reflectorless photoelectric sensor

The TranspaTect photoelectrc sensor has been designed to detect transparent objects (such as plastic storage trays, glass or PET bottles) without any reflector acting as a reference surface.

Sick PBS electronic pressure switch

The PBS is an electronic pressure switch, pressure transmitter and display all in one device that covers a wide range of pressure measuring ranges from 0-1 up to 0-600 bar.

Sick RapCo rapid changeover system

The RapCo system is a plug-and-play system solution for automated format adjustment in packaging machines and consists of positioning drives, sensors, a control unit, software, a display and wiring.

Sick Flexi Soft modular safety controller

The Flexi Soft modular safety controller has been upgraded with new functionality that allows packaging system manufacturers to benefit from the efficient cascading of safety sensors.

Sick RFGS radiofrequency gate system

The great advantage and, simultaneously, the challenge of RFID technolgy in logistics is that large numbers of containers can be read at the same time and nearby tags must not be allowed to interfere.

Sick Bulkscan LMS511

The Bulkscan LMS511 uses time-of-flight technology for non-contact measurement of volume flow on conveyor belts.

Sick LECTOR620 OCR camera-based code reader

The main strength of the LECTOR620 OCR is claimed to be its reading of printed plain text and simultaneous identification of all conventional 1D and 2D codes.

Sick ISD400 Pro optical data transmitter

The ISD400 Pro is used for, among other things, cable-free data transmission to storage and retrieval devices in automatic high-bay warehouses or on transfer vehicles

Sick MLG-2 automation light grids

The MLG-2 light grids are claimed to offer optimised speed, resolution and optics so that even transparent, small and rapid objects can be detected.

Sick ZoneControl sensor system for conveyor management

With the ZoneControl system, no central controller is required: the sensor modules manage the logic themselves and can also autonomously control the conveyor segments.

Sick G10 photoelectric sensors

G10 sensors offer the performance strengths necessary in logistics: depolarising surfaces, immunity to ambient light and dust, and the ability to be used in deep-freeze areas.

Sick DeltaPac photoelectric sensor

The DeltaPac photoelectric sensor from Sick enables objects to be reliably detected in a gapless product flow.

Sick DFS60I incremental rotary encoder

The DFS60I has a resolution of 16 bits, (pulses from 1 to 65,536) and the user can set the zero pulse position and zero pulse width, as well as the voltage level of the output-side TTL or HTL interfaces as is necessary for the application.

Sick Lector620 series 1D and 2D code readers

Sick’s Lector620 series of 1D and 2D code readers provide reliable reading performance, rapid integration in a variety of packaging machine IT environments and extensive analysis and diagnostic possibilities.

Sick Bulkscan laser scanner

The Bulkscan can measure volume and mass flows without contact, and prevents wear by transmitting data on uneven belt loads and belt drift.

Sick ML20 markless label sensor

Though used like a print mark sensor, the Sick ML20 sensor requires no optical marking on the package, instead detecting a taught-in design pattern.

Sick S300 Mini safety laser scanners

The S300 Mini safety laser scanner has construction height of only 116 mm, allowing installation with a minimum of space required.

Sick Inspector PI50 vision sensor

Due to its integrated web server, a user can operate the Inspector PI50 from a computer or operator’s panel that contains a standard web browser.

Sick TiM300 laser scanner

The TiM300 laser scanner has a range of 2 m and has a robust metal housing, a scanning angle of 270°, integrated teach-in function and four switching outputs.

Sick MOC3SA speed-monitor relay

Sick’s MOC3SA speed monitor is part of the company’s sens:Control safe control range, and is designed for the safe monitoring of drive rotational speeds.

Sick AFS60 single-turn and AFM60 EtherNet/IP multi-turn encoders

The AFS60 EtherNet/IP single-turn encoder and the AFM60 EtherNet/IP multi-turn encoder provide comprehensive diagnostic capabilities and the integrated transmission function for rotary axes.

Sick TBS temperature switch

The Sick TBS temperature switch is designed for the monitoring the temperature of operating fluids such as hydraulic oil, lubricants or cooling water.

Sick AFS60/AFM60 EtherNet/IP single and multiturn encoders

Sick has extended its AFS60/AFM60 EtherNet/IP family of products with single and multiturn absolute encoders that are claimed to offer flexibility combined with fieldbus connectivity.

Sick ML20 markless sensor

The ML20 markless sensor from Sick is designed to be used like a print mark sensor but does not require any optical marking on the package, instead detecting a taught-in design pattern.

Sick IVC-3D stainless steel 3D camera

The IVC-3D is a smart 3D camera that is specially designed for harsh environments. It combines imaging, lighting and analysis in a single, robust, stainless steel housing. It is suitable for a wide range of applications in the food and beverage industry. The hygienic, IP67-rated design is easy to clean, and ECOLAB certified to be resistant to aggressive cleaning agents and disinfectants.

Sick ColorRanger E 3D and colour camera

Sick has introduced a high-speed 3D camera with high-quality colour capability. By measuring both the 3D shape and the colour of parts, more reliable decisions can be made to allow production plants to improve their up-time, throughput, and product quality. The ColorRanger E replaces the need for several different cameras for the same task, which reduces the solution cost and complexity.

Sick Lector 620 series image-processing code reader

The Lector 620 series image-processing code reader is suitable for all code types and marking methods. It features compact design, industry-compatible integration into different IT environments, intuitive operation and good reading performance for product traceability and protection against product counterfeiting. Variant types in the series include: Eco as the basic variant, Standard as the device for rapid implementation of universal applications, and High Speed for high-speed solutions.

Sick CLV6xx bar-code scanner platform

The CLV6xx bar-code scanner platform offers scan frequencies up to 1200 Hz for conveying speeds of up to 6 m/s, permitting a customised solution for different identification problems. Various CLV6xx devices are also available as a variant with oscillating mirrors. Because of the processor technology used, the devices also feature performance reserves that allow reliably high reading rates even with a view to growing future demands.

Sick C4000 Palletizer Advanced safety light curtain

The C4000 Palletizer Advanced safety light curtain meets the demands of Performance Level ‘e’ according to EN ISO 13849 and SIL3 in line with IEC 61508. The C4000 Palletizer Advanced provides the possibility of human-material differentiation without supplementary muting components, and tolerance of object detection in a variety of detection situations, such as differing pallet loads, and strapping bands or foil projecting into the monitored field.

Pneumatic cylinder position sensors

The MZT8, MZ2Q and MPS series magnetic cylinder sensors are designed to meet the needs of numerous automation requirements that use pneumatic cylinders.

Displacement sensors

The OD Value series displacement sensors offer four different measurement ranges from 26-34 mm to 60-180 mm and resolutions between 2 and 30 µm. The devices are capable of precisely measuring the position of bright, dark or highly reflective objects.

Vibrating fork limit switches

The LFV and the LBV vibrating fork limit switches utilise piezoelectric measurement technology and exploit the damping properties of liquids and powdered bulk materials. The electronics of the LFV evaluate frequency changes while, in the case of the LBV, the rise or fall in amplitude determines whether a switching signal is transmitted.

RFID system for intralogistics

The RFH620 RFID system is designed to be a solution for intralogistics, with an integrated antenna, high transmission rates in the 13.56 MHz frequency range, and openness for differing fieldbus environments and IT structures.

MiniTwin safety light curtain

The miniTwin safety light curtain has been designed for tasks in which a machine's risk analysis demands the greatest possible level of protection - Performance Level pl e according to EN ISO 13849-1, or SIL3 in compliance with IEC 61508 or the sector standard EN 62061.

2D vision sensor with exchangeable lenses

The Inspector I20 is a 2D vision sensor with integrated lighting that allows easy replacement of optical lenses for different distances and fields of view while maintaining a high enclosure rating (IP67). This, together with integrated lighting, makes the Inspector I20 suitable for both end users and system integrators who want to solve a large number of different applications using only one kind of device.

Sensors for food and beverage

The V18V standard and MH15V short cylindrical photoelectric switches and the inductive sensors of the IMF series are characterised by enclosure ratings of IP69K according to DIN 40050, material resistance tested and certified by ECOLAB and JohnsonDiversey, and industry-oriented mounting and connection solutions. They are suitable for automation solutions for production, handling, packaging and filling of solids or liquids, as well as pharmaceutical products.

Pinpoint photoelectric sensors

Sick has released a range of photoelectric switches and photoelectric proximity switches in which pinpoint LED technology concentrates energy on a smaller area and increases the intensity of the light spot.

Outdoor-safe laser scanner

The OS2000 is a certified-safe laser scanner system for outdoor use. It combines the hardware and software of the Sick LMS outdoor laser measurement system with the safety level of the UE4470 safe programmable logic controller, which is certified as a safety component within the sense of the Machine Directive. Typical application examples of the system solution, which received approval from TÜV Rhineland, include door and gate protection, cranes, manned and unmanned vehicles, waterway structures such as bascule bridges or locks, and rail or conveyor systems.


The AFM60 absolute multiturn encoder from Sick Stegmann has improved ruggedness and 30-bit resolution. Its smaller brother, the AFS60 absolute single-turn encoder, provides a resolution of 18 bits.

Array sensor

The Ax20 array sensor has a high-resolution line array that allows objects to be detected with a repeatable accuracy of 50 µm. It is suitable for detecting edges, inspecting material thicknesses, counting parts or determining positions.

Distance sensor

The DT50 series measuring and switching distance sensors have been designed for medium ranges of up to 10 m. They exhibit a 20 ms response time, 1 mm resolution and 10 mm accuracy.

Fibre-optic photoelectric switch

The WLL190T-2 fibre-optic photoelectric switch from Sick has two programmable switching thresholds per device, an additional analog output and a response time of 60 µs. Together with over 80 different fibre-optic cables in the Sick LL3 series, it is suitable for those tasks where little mounting space is available, the sensor head (ie, the fibre-optic cable) must be adapted to meet the needs of the application, or the sensor (as an evaluation unit) must be installed at a distance to the objects to be detected - due to EMC, high temperatures or chemical effects.

Omnidirectional code reader

The ICR803 is an omnidirectional code reader in a compact housing. It is intended for applications in which objects must be identified in any alignment but there is only limited mounting space for the reading device.

Quick-lock connector

The M12 standard is currently the predominant standard as far as actuator and sensor wiring is concerned in the machine installation area. There are now many different M12 systems with quick-lock connectors on the market. However, most of these systems do not have a quick-lock connector that can be used with standard sensors.

Smart cameras

The IVC-3D 30 smart camera has been specially designed to view small and miniature parts, while the IVC-3D 300 focuses on large objects such as loaded pallets - thus, they are suitable, for example, as sensors for the visual guidance of robots. Like all the other IVC-3D systems, the new versions also leave the factory already calibrated. These smart cameras are also quickly ready for operation as data output takes place in mm.

Volume measurement system

The VMS 520 Volume Measurement System consists of two sensor heads that are mounted on a vibration-proof gantry frame.

Safety sensor range

The IN 300 and IN 3000 series are inductive systems whose optional cubic or cylindrical sensors detect the presence of metal. Integration of the manual restart and external device monitoring functions in the evaluation modules of the IN series bring about considerable savings in safety relays, as three (IN 300) or six (IN 3000) sensors can be connected to each module.

Ultrasonic proximity sensor

The ultrasonic proximity switch UPL 200 of SNT Sensortech-nik AG is designed for de-tection in the close range up to 200 mm.

Ultrasonic sensor

Ultrasonic sensors are used in industry and process automation for measure-ment of distance, level and proximity. They are suitable for detection of objects with very different surfaces and materials, as well as under difficult environmental conditions such as dust, dirt, fog, bright light.


New MD for SICK Australia & New Zealand

David Crossley, formerly of Thermo Fisher Scientific, has been appointed Managing Director of SICK Australia & New Zealand.

White Papers

Industry 4.0, sensor intelligence and smart factories — an eBook

Predicting the convergence of industrial systems with the power of advanced computing, analytics, low-cost sensing and new levels of internet connectivity, Industry 4.0 promises to be the next great step in industrial advancement.

Bioenergy production and monitoring - an eBook

Bioenergy, produced by biomass and biogas combustion, is the world’s most common form of renewable energy production. It is a carbon-fuel energy source, but the difference when compared to coal and natural gas is that the fuel is captured from the earth’s biosphere, making it a carbon-neutral process if the fuel is supplied from a renewable source.

Case Studies

Photoelectric sensors in a hot glass production line

During peak production periods, well over one million glass bottles per day are made on production lines that use machines manufactured by Heye International.

RFID technology ensures accurate paper production

To maintain an overview of its production process, Kabel Premium Pulp & Paper utilises an RFID-based identification solution, with a wireless transmission system.

Shell's mobile gas measurement system for small fields

On the coast of the Netherlands, Shell mobile gas measurement stations allow gas reservoirs to be pumped out down to the last cubic centimetre.

Level measurement and protection for PCB electroplating

The cutting-edge Galvabau AG electroplating system running at the circuit board specialist Varioprint features sensor solutions by SICK for level measurement and safe area protection.

Söderenergi in Sweden: How biomass is turned into green energy

Not only is the Igelsta plant one of Sweden's largest biomass power plants - the plant also received recognition as the 'Building of the Year' in 2009. It produces green energy for 100,000 homes and district heating for 50,000 homes.

Anti-collision systems ensure safe container-terminal operations

Container terminals operate on a 24/7 basis, so the demand on availability is extremely high. Collisions involving the boom of ship-to-shore cranes and the ships themselves pose the greatest risk in daily operations.


Safe robotics — safety in collaborative robot systems

Innovations in robotics are facilitating close collaboration between humans and machines, so the safety of these interactions must be effectively planned.

Digital twins in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Digtal twins are the key technology that will set Australia on the path to the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

2019 CEO Insights: David Crossley

David Crossley, Managing Director of SICK Australia and New Zealand, discusses Industry 4.0 and his company's direction in relation to technology and training.

Electrosensitive protective devices for safe machines — Part 2

The optoelectronic technologies available for machine safety protection are nowadays very diverse and provide advanced functions not only to protect workers, but to improve productivity at the same time.

Electrosensitive protective devices for safe machines — Part 1

The optoelectronic technologies available for machine safety protection are very diverse and provide advanced functions to not only protect workers, but also to improve productivity.

I4.0: How do we create smart factories?

The answer to the question of how we transition to Industry 4.0 is not that simple; it is, rather, a journey typically commencing with a digital strategy.

Efficient automotive production with RFID technology

Production of the Audi A8 in Neckarsulm utilises continuous wireless identification.

2018 CEO Insights: David Duncan

David Duncan, Managing Director of SICK in Australia and New Zealand, discusses the challlenges presented by the drive to Industry 4.0, and the ways in which sensor vendors must respond to them.

Applications for cameras in retail distribution centres

When deployed strategically within a facility, image-based data capture technology offers benefits beyond its ability to read 1D and 2D codes.

Functional safety for machine controls

When implementing technical protective measures, each risk reduction measure will be associated with a safety function or combination of safety functions.

Serialisation to protect against tampering of pharmaceutical products

EU directives on the serialisation of pharmaceutical products come into effect over the next three years and will affect the way manufacturers label and package their products.

Industry 4.0 in the mining sector

Sean Carter of SICK discusses the benefits of Industry 4.0 technologies for the mining sector.

Logistics in the era of Industry 4.0

Digitalisation, networking, cloud computing, data security — the fourth industrial revolution is underway even with respect to logistics. Making logistics-related object properties available to all members of the supply chain makes possible a whole host of greater efficiencies. The prerequisite for this is a secure data space that is regulated and standardised across the board.

Sensors in hygienic conditions

Sensors used in food processing must be designed to be able to withstand harsh clean-in-place procedures.

Intelligent sensors the key to Industry 4.0

While Australia is challenged by a declining manufacturing sector, the utilisation of the industrial internet has the potential to introduce a major competitive advantage.

RFID streamlines automated tomato harvesting

RFID technology allows tomato processor Kagome to ensure product traceability, leading to increased efficiency in the production process.

Monitoring biomass combustion

The world's most common form of renewable energy production is not solar energy or wind power, but energy generated by burning biomass or biogas. Like coal-fired power generation, the efficiency of the process needs to be monitored, as well as the range of toxic materials that can be released when burning organic materials and other waste.

Emission monitoring benefits for power plants

Monitoring and measuring the emissions of all process plants can give an indication of the levels of pollution being exhausted into the atmosphere and, as importantly, the degree of efficiency of the plant. In many cases, if the plant efficiency is improved, the emission of pollution is significantly reduced; win-win for everyone.

BMW implements automatic crack detection for pressed parts

Every error detected too late costs money. At BMW in Munich, defective wheel housings were previously only recognised at the out feed of the press line. With the help of SICK, BMW now checks every component for cracks after the first drawing process in the lead press.

Track and trace to avoid quality control disasters

The ability to automatically recognise defects up and down the supply chain has become an integral part of quality control in the food industry business and is a legal requirement in many processes. Remarkably, the vast majority of food processing facilities around Australia still rely on human beings to do the track and trace inspections.

Dispelling the myths about machine vision systems

Machine vision is a branch of engineering that uses cameras in the context of process control. Images are collected and analysed and the data extracted used for controlling an automated process or action.



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