Sick GR18S photo sensor fits in tight spaces

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Sick GR18S photo sensor fits in tight spacesSick is launching the new SICK GR18S photoelectric sensor to provide a universal product for cost-effective presence and positioning detection performance from the most constrained access locations.

Described as having the shortest cylindrical housings currently available, the rugged and versatile GR18S family of products are designed for easy mounting. The GR18S is therefore suitable for logistics automation in a variety of industries, for example for storage, conveyor, doors and gate applications in materials handling, logistics and packaging.

Right-angle and straight cylindrical one-piece metal and plastic housings ensure the GR18S sensor has the versatility for retro-fitting as original equipment replacement and, with its IP67 rating, it will withstand tough conditions.

Phil Dyas, Industrial Sensors Specialist at Sick UK, explains: “The GR18S uses Sick’s advanced and powerful PinPoint LED technology to deliver robust performance even in the tightest of spaces. The PinPoint development eliminates the inherent limitations of conventional LEDs to produce accurate spots for proximity, retro-reflective or through-beam sensing in a very competitively priced unit.

“The GR18S is available with five different M18-size housing styles offering very versatile mounting options. The bright signal indicator LED and the high-security fastening save maintenance and commissioning time by showing the unit is functioning and preventing accidental loosening.

“Sick is also able to offer a customised GR18S cylindrical sensor to meet specific needs factory and logistic automation applications, and our engineering team can deliver tailored sensors s within a short lead time.”

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