Transport units – continuous implementation of the Hermes Standard

The Hermes SMEMA Connect SensorApp from SICK enables the operation of a transport unit with SMEMA interface between two machines with Hermes Standard interfaces. Since Hermes messages are translated into SMEMA signals and vice versa, not only is physical PCB transport ensured, but simultaneous transfer of the associated Hermes data set is as well. This means the solution allows for implementation of continuous Hermes communication in existing SMT lines possible in a way which saves both costs and resources.

  • Following product families can be used
    • Reading of 1D, 2D, and DPM codes
    • Special illumination: Direct white light; indirect, diffuse red light
    • Very rugged: Survives falls from 2.4 m height and 5,000 rollovers at 1 m drop height each
    • Interfaces: USB, RS-232 for integration into PROFIBUS, PROFINET, Ethernet TCP/IP, EtherCAT® industrial fieldbuses
    • Transmission of SMEMA signals into Hermes messages
    • Manufacturer-independent integration of machines with SMEMA interfaces into Hermes lines
    • Integration of identification sensors for the acquisition and provision of board IDs and magazine IDs
    • Vertical communication via IPC-CFX, MQTT, OPC UA, REST on request
    • Browser-based human machine interface for configuring applications
    • Powerful DPM code reader
    • Compact design
    • Snap-in mounting done in seconds
    • Stepless focus adjustment from 50 to 300 mm with millimeter precision
    • Controllable multi-color lights with optional polarizing filter
    • Magnifier effect for detection of the smallest codes
    • Easy auto set-up
    • Integrated laser distance measurement (ToF)