MINNEAPOLIS, March 18, 2013 — The ML20 Markless sensor from Sick Inc. detects the cutting position for label applications without the use of print marks or place markers, enabling more flexibility in package designs and minimizing material waste.
Suitable for web film control in bottling and roll-fed labeling machines, the system combines accurate positioning with high-speed web detection. It provides sensing speeds up to 7 m/s and an accuracy of up to 0.6 mm.
The IP 65-rated sensor improves processes when multiple film changes are required by OEMs and end users. Programming is accomplished through Sopas software, the sensor onboard control panel or a “teach in” process.
Sick also manufactures safety systems, machine vision and automatic identification products for factory and logistics automation.
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