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Whether safeguarding robot assembly areas or inspecting in-process or finished product, companies can count on SICK for innovative products and top-notch expertise to deliver a wide range of product application solutions. Products from SICK initiate, inspect, confirm, monitor and safeguard the movement of product in a variety of industries that use robotics for automation. With the customer as our focus and innovation as our guide, SICK is equipped to deliver unique and superior products to the robotics industry.

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SICK Launches IP 69K-rated W4S-3 INOX Photoelectric Sensor for Harsh Wash Down Environments

POSTED 12/18/2009

Field tested to provide best background and foreground suppression in the market

SICK Launches IP 69K-rated W4S-3 INOX Photoelectric Sensor for Harsh Wash Down EnvironmentsMinneapolis, Minn., Dec. 17, 2009 – SICK (www.sickusa.com), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems, machine vision, and automatic identification products for factory and logistics automation, today announced the launch of the W4S-3 INOX Photoelectric Sensor. These sensors feature a smooth, IP 69K stainless steel housing that withstands harsh wash down applications in the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, solar and semiconductor industries. The W4S-3 incorporates OES3 technology into SICK’s third generation custom ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) to provide the best background and foreground suppression in the market.

These new sensors, which expand SICK’s existing IP 69K product offering, ignore stray background reflections, detect multi-colored or shiny objects, and provide high immunity to ambient light. Their smooth, stainless steel housing reduces bacteria growth that can result when food particles become lodged in the housings’ small grooves or crevices. This durable housing also gives the sensor a longer lifecycle, reducing replacement and downtime costs incurred when sensors frequently fail.

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SICK is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems and automatic identification products for industrial applications. With nearly 450 patents, SICK continues to lead the industry in new product innovations. The diversity of its product line allows SICK to offer
solutions at every phase of production in the logistics, automotive, packaging, electronics, food and beverage, and material handling markets. SICK was founded in 1946 and has operations or representation in 65 countries worldwide.

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