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Z Photoelectric Sensors
Apr 2009
SICK Inc.Request Info
MINNEAPOLIS, April 22, 2009 – SICK Inc. has launched its Z photoelectric sensors and introduced the next generation of its ELF photoelectric sensors. The low-cost devices reduce customers’ materials and labor costs by offering added mounting flexibility, easy setup and specifically tailored solutions.

SICK-Z3-Sensor.jpgCustomers can choose a standard front mount or a spherical ball mount. Either, when combined with a swivel bracket, renders the sensors infinitely adjustable. This flexibility makes the ELF and Z sensors suitable for almost any presence detection application on conveyor lines, packaging machines, bin controls and hands-free systems. They are all IP 67-rated for use in harsh environments. The ELF and Z models are assembled in the US, which allows the company to customize them with respect to cable length, addition of various connectors and brackets, customer-specific cable label, bulk pack and kit with reflector/bracket.

The ELF3 and ELF4 photoelectric sensors are offered in three models: retroreflective, fixed background suppression and energetic. Features include a flush red lens that provides an increased sensing range, and a highly visible output/power indicator.

The Z1 and Z2 sensors with right angle cables are available in the same three models and with the same flush red lens. Their clear housing enables 360° status indication. They are offered in cable or pigtail versions. The retroreflective Z3 has an adjustable spherical “eyeball” style housing and is offered in cable or pigtail versions.

For more information, visit:

6900 W. 110th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55438
Phone: (952) 941-6780
Fax: (952) 941-9287


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