Muting solutions for material supply and delivery in automated processes in assembly lines

An assembly line often consists of manual and automated processes. As a result, some assembly areas have high requirements for protecting hazardous points during material supply and delivery. With the help of muting sensors from SICK – combined with an electro-sensitive protective device (e.g. deTec) that fits the respective sensor – the product to be assembled can be delivered and picked up in these areas without machines having to stop. In addition to classic muting solutions with two or four photoelectric sensors, SICK offers the Safe Entry Exit safety system. It differentiates between human and material using a software module integrated either in the Flexi Soft safety controller from SICK or in the SIMATIC S7 from Siemens.

  • Following product families can be used
    • NFC diagnosis and smartphone app
    • Diagnostics and automation via IO-Link
    • Object pattern recognition using Smart Box Detection
    • 2-signal muting
    • Smart presence detection
    • Configuration of all functions without software
    • Reduced resolution: 1 or 2 beams
    • Different enclosure ratings as well as variants for use in explosion-hazardous areas
    • Can be combined with any type 4 electro-sensitive protective device
    • TÜV-certified alternative to classic muting up to SILCL3 and PL e
    • Human/material differentiation without additional muting sensor
    • Available as software for Siemens S7 or Flexi Soft
    • Several material passage movements can be evaluated using a single controller
    • Multiple material gates can be evaluated by one controller