Jan. 14, 2014 — Sick Inc. has launched the SAM inductive sensor for speed and acceleration monitoring in factory and logistics automation applications. The device gives both a raw pulse output and a programmable, discrete switching output. It has a monitoring range of up to 12,000 pulses per minute and startup delay. To reduce false trips, it offers three modes: no delay, fixed time delay and upper threshold delay to accommodate fast or slow machine startup times. Integrated monitoring via onboard adjustment tools permits parameters and display errors to be set directly. The sensor can reduce scrap and downtime in wire, thread and web break applications.