Precise detection of small objects and object features. Reliable for use in harsh industrial environments: The W9 photoelectric sensor family offers a wider range of solutions than ever before. It is a complete product family, including photoelectric proximity sensors as well as photoelectric retro-reflective sensors and through-beam photoelectric sensors. All sensors are equipped with the latest laser and LED technology, protected by a rugged VISTAL® housing – for even stronger mechanical resistance. The W9 range works using SICK´s SIRIC® technology; optical and electromagnetic interference is effectively suppressed in any environment. With the addition of various connection, mounting and sensing options, the W9 sensor family is the ideal solution for a variety of application needs in the automation environment.
At a glance
Rugged VISTAL™ housing
PinPoint LED or laser
Photoelectric proximity sensor with sensing range of up to 800 mm
Photoelectric retro-reflective sensors with autocollimation optics
Through-beam photoelectric sensors with sensing ranges of up to 60 m
Connections: M8 and M12 male connector, cable as well as cable with male connector
M3 and M4 hole pattern
Reliable detection for a diverse range of objects
The rugged photoelectric sensors of the W9 product family reliably detect objects and items regardless of the type or quality. The W9 achieves high sensing ranges thanks to the PinPoint LED and laser technology. The portfolio contains photoelectric proximity sensors with excellent background suppression, photoelectric retro-reflective sensors with autocollimation optics and through-beam photoelectric sensors. The W9 thereby offers the right principle of operation for any detection task.
Excellent detection properties
With the extensive detection principles, the W9 product family has a reliable sensor solution for any detection task
Extremely rugged with flexible installation
The rugged VISTAL™ housing offers very high mechanical stability and therefore high sensor availability. The use of glass-fiber reinforced plastic combined with high-performance adhesives ensures excellent housing sealing and makes it resistant to cleaning agents. The laser inscription is easy to read even if the sensor has already been in use for years.
For mounting, adjustment and connection, the W9 product family offers nearly unlimited possibilities
1) Object with 90 % reflectance (referred to standard white, DIN 5033).
2) Reflector PL80A.
3) Reflective tape REF-IRF-56.
4) Reflective tape Diamond Grade.
5) Reflective tape REF-AC1000.
6) To ensure reliable operation, we recommend using REF-AC1000 reflective tape or reflective-tap reflectors such as P41F, PLV14-A, PLH25-M12, or PLH25-D12. Reflectors with large-scale triple structures must only be used if deemed suitable for the application.