Photoelectric Proximity Sensor with Touchdisplay

Laser triangulation sensor offers intuitive touchscreen operation and stainless-steel housing

  • by SICK AG
  • February 27, 2024
  • Photoelectric Proximity Sensor with Touchdisplay
    Photoelectric Proximity Sensor with Touchdisplay

The new SICK W10 stands for versatility and a high degree of flexibility in application design. This opens up a wide range of applications for the photoelectric proximity sensor across numerous industrial sectors, for example in the robust and reliable detection of objects with different or challenging surface properties such as gloss, color or structures.

Slide switches, potentiometers, knobs - the W10 does away with them all. This is made possible by the touch screen display. Speed, standard or precision modes, foreground or background suppression, individual teach-in settings, pre-configured parameters and limits - the operator can select, recall, adjust and save everything intuitively. A special security feature of the W10 is the screen lock , which protects settings from unauthorised access or changes. Alternatively, the W10 can be easily set up via IO-Link . It can also communicate via this interface. The W10 has two digital outputs for outputting switching signals.

Reliable detection over short and long ranges

The W10 combines a high-precision Class 1 laser light source - whose focused beam produces only a small spot of light on an object - with a fast and accurate receiver evaluation line. Thanks to this technology, the sensor achieves very precise detection results with high repeatability, both in the short-range version with working distances between 25 mm and 400 mm, and in the long-range version with ranges from 25 mm to 700 mm: ideal for precise object and position detection. In speed mode , the response time is 1.8 ms, ensuring reliable switching even at high machine speeds.

Wide range of applications

By using dynamic algorithms developed for specific applications, the W10 achieves high reliability and good repeating accuracy ex works. The photoelectric proximity switch offers individual teach-in options for specific adaptations. In addition to the standard 1-point teach, which detects objects at a defined distance, a 2-point teach allows objects of different heights to be detected. A manual mode extends the teach options and provides even more flexibility. Both the short-range and long-range versions of the W10 are available in two housing variants: one for standard mounting with a 1" hole and one for hybrid mounting via the M18 thread on the front or the 1" hole on the side. With just two versions - each with two colour LEDs to indicate operating status - the W10 offers a high degree of mounting flexibility. This makes it suitable for the most common installation situations. The IP69k stainless steel housing makes all W10s extremely robust, able to withstand harsh operating environments, aggressive media or frequent cleaning cycles. This ensures maximum uptime and avoids long application downtime.