2D Code Scanning Systems - Responding to the Challenges of the Future

 
2D Code Scanning Systems - Responding to the Challenges of the Future
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2D Code Scanning Systems

 Responding to the Challenges of the Future
2D Code Scanning Systems - Responding to the Challenges of the Future
The perfect solution
    for your 2D code detection requirements.

         The ideal partner for trade and industry.

    In the rapidly growing area of 2D detection, numerous provid-
    ers are competing to win the favour of trade and industry. But
    with so many companies on the market, how can you possibly
    identify the ideal partner? After all, you don‘t want to take
    any unnecessary risks and you need a company you can trust.
    With this in mind, look no further than SICK. SICK offers inno-
    vative 2D code detection solutions and systems that fulfil all
    your requirements and help you achieve sustained success.

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2D Code Scanning Systems - Responding to the Challenges of the Future
No question: 2D codes are the future!
In the future, the systematic use of       In addition, compact 2D codes are an     Variant production control ultimately
2D codes will help ensure reliable ID      efficient means of fulfilling increas-   depends on highly flexible production
verification, parts tracking, and vari-    ingly stringent requirements regarding   lines with distributed target control,
ant production control.                    quality.                                 whereby production, assembly, and
                                                                                    test programs must be correctly as-
In automation technology, cost-driv-       Scanning codes before and after each     signed. Using 2D codes ensures that
ing-parts must be avoided: high-per-       production phase allows parts to be      flexible assembly lines can be reliably
formance scanners and compact 2D           traced back to suppliers or batches,     controlled and synchronizes the as-
codes with high information density        which not only significantly reduces     signment of module variants to the
are the only solution. The combina-        product recall charges if any faults     main assembly line.
tion of inno­vative coding and identifi-   occur later on, but also ensures that
cation methods also offers effective       spare parts can be ordered more          Thanks to their high information den­
protection against counterfeiting,         quickly and repairs carried out more     sity, 2D codes have a wide variety of
another major issue with which com-        easily.                                  applications and enable you to re-
panies will increasingly be confronted.                                             spond to the challenges of tomorrow.

SICK knows its market and our cus-         close collaboration with our custom-     We aim for success by focusing on
tomers know the benefits!                  ers, we can develop practical innova-    efficient solutions.
                                           tions that are firmly geared toward
SICK is one of the world‘s leading         future market trends.                    Of course, we seek to collaborate with
providers of sensory detection and                                                  our customers as closely as possible.
measurement systems. Our products          You can rely on SICK to help boost       Once all the requirements have been
can be implemented in almost any           your company‘s performance.              clarified, we choose the most effec-
area of trade and industry.                                                         tive system solution for the customer.

In addition, SICK is one of the leading
providers of 2D detection solutions,
which makes us the world leader
when it comes to offering clear tech-
nical solutions that cater for all cur-
rent coding methods and fulfil indus-
try requirements.

Reliable planning is just one of our
many strong points. Thanks to our
extensive knowledge of industry and

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2D Code Scanning Systems - Responding to the Challenges of the Future
Catering for the diverse
     range of developments on a dynamic market ...

         ... and giving you the flexibility you need to face the
         future with confidence.

                                           New and improved codes that offer a level of performance
                                           that would have been unimaginable even just a few years
                                           ago are being developed at an ever increasing rate. The
                                           success of 2D codes is particularly significant as they
                                           offer high information density, which means they can be
                                           implemented in a wide range of applications, thereby
                                           boosting efficiency. In response, SICK has developed flex-
                                           ible 2D code scanners that satisfy all the requirements of
                                           2D coding and are a clear investment in the future.

                                           The range of optical codes in use        2D codes, however, offer the greatest
                                           today includes simple bar codes          storage capacity (up to five times as
                                           (e.g. EAN, Code 128, or EAN 128),        much data as Code 128, for example)
                                           „stacked“ codes, and 2D codes,           and are, therefore, ideal for use on
                                           which have an exceptionally high stor-   very small objects.
                                           age capacity.
                                                                                    2D codes support the encryption of
                                           With bar codes, the data is simply       numerous different characters and
                                           stored on one level. With „stacked“      fonts and, thanks to their error correc-
                                           codes, the data is „stacked“ on top of   tion algorithm, are extremely reliable.
                                           each other, which offers greater stor-   Even if up to 25 % of a code is dam-
                                           age capacity.                            aged, it can still be identified.

                                                                                    For detailed information, see:
                                                                                    www.2d-code.com

    The 2D code hand-held scanner
        – success is in your hands!
         Our extremely reliable and
         high-performance 2D code
       hand-held scanners help you                                                                                   Multi-flexible
                  focus on success.
                                               Bar code               „Stacked“              2D Code

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2D Code Scanning Systems - Responding to the Challenges of the Future
2D code hand-held                           S tat i o n a r y 2 D c o d e
sc a n n e rs                               sc a n n e rs

Hand-held scanners are used prima-          As the symbols and codes used in the
rily for identifying bar codes. Device      area of electronics and component
variants are now also available for         manufacture become ever smaller,
scanning 2D codes, which are becom-         scanners that offer maximum per-
ing increasingly common. These de-          formance even in the most compact
vices are extremely robust and ideal        of areas are a must. Alongside the
for industrial applications. The flexible   capability to reliably detect a wide
scanning systems can be connected           variety of different codes, it must be
to standard PCs, mobile data record-        possible to integrate the scanners
ing systems, POS systems, and other         quickly and easily in the specific
terminals by means of an RS 232,            machine environment. Another key
USB, or keyboard loop-in.                   benefit of our stationary scanners is
                                            that they can be easily integrated in
                                            control systems or other higher-level
                                            computer systems.

C o m p at ib l e wi t h y o u r s y s t e m t o o

SICK also offers connection modules
that allow you to connect a SICK
scanner to a higher-level system,
which makes installation and mainte-
nance much easier.

They also allow you to set up special
cost-effective SICK networks quickly                            Compatible connection
and easily.                                                     modules (e.g. CDB420)

                                                                                                 Stationary 2D code scanners:
                                                                                                 perfect for any application
                                                                                                 Our 2D code scanners support all
                                                                                                 code standards and can be inte-
                             Multi-compatible                                                    grated in any environment – from
                                                                                                 machines to control systems.

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2D Code Scanning Systems - Responding to the Challenges of the Future
Solutions that fulfil individual requirements
    and help boost efficiency.

         Intelligent technology that helps you get the best results.

    With an ever more diverse range of iden-
    tification methods, numerous different
    object properties, and specific cycle times,
    high-performance 2D detection solutions
    are essential. In response to this demand,
    SICK offers optimized solutions tailored
    to your specific requirements making us a
    partner you can really count on.
                                                                      T h e D ata M at ri x C o d e

    To provide an optimized 2D code detection solution, we                     Durable codes: maximum
    need to know all the requirement parameters, such as                       data within minimum space!
    degree of contrast, object sequence, and object speed.
    Alongside cell sizes, code resolution, scanning distance,         Data Matrix codes are by far the most
    and depth of focus, potential problems (such as reflec-           widespread code in use today and,
    tions, poor code marker quality, and distortion) have to          with the development of numerous
    be taken into account. Two basic scanning methods, each           different coding methods, Data Matrix
    with different strengths for different applications, have         codes can now be marked on almost
    prevailed: line scanning and matrix scanning.                     any object. Since they are marked
                                                                      directly onto a surface (Direct Part
                                                                      Marking “DPM”), they are indestruct-
                                                                      ible and can be scanned reliably.

        Inkjet on paper                    Laser on curved surfaces      Laser on plastic   Laser on shiny surface

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2D Code Scanning Systems - Responding to the Challenges of the Future
T h e Li n e S c a n n i n g                                                                   T h e M at ri x S c a n n i n g

Line-by-line snapshots                              identified regardless of where it is       Image-by-image snapshots
With line scanning, the data in the                 located. As with traditional bar code      The principle of matrix scanning is
2D code is read line by line and then               scanners, the scanner is triggered         similar to that of a camera, since the
converted by means of software                      by the moving object. To ensure that       second dimension is already automat-
algorithms to create a 2-dimensional                this is carried out smoothly, certain      ically integrated. This does mean that
image. The 2D code line scanners                    parameters (such as object velocity,       a specific section of an image has to
used for this purpose read the indi-                scanning frequency, and cell size)         be scanned. The scanner is triggered
vidual lines at a frequency of up to 45             must be properly synchronized.             directly by the 2D code, explaining the
kHz with an extremely high resolution.                                                         need for more sophisticated sensors
Reading codes on curved objects or                                                             and control systems. The advantage
at high conveyor speeds couldn’t be                                                            of this method is the exceptional
easier. They also have an impressive                                                           depth of focus that can be achieved.
storage capacity that allows them to                                                           At an image refresh rate of 25 Hz,
store and analyze up to 4,000 lines.                                                           even objects moving at a medium
In addition, the lines to be read can                                                          speed can be identified. CMOS tech-
be up to 80 mm long, which means                                                               nology also allows sections of images
that the 2D code can be found and                                                              to be selected.

                               Laser on cast iron                             Needle stamping on metal         Inkjet on plastic

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2D Code Scanning Systems - Responding to the Challenges of the Future
Responding to the challenges
    of the automotive industry ...

       ... by ensuring component
       traceability with zero error tolerance.

    Image processing systems for tracking components are increasingly becoming a key com-
    ponent of quality assurance – and it‘s not just suppliers in the automotive industry who
    demand highly reliable and cost-effective scanning systems. Coding marked directly on
    components by means of lasers, inkjets, or needles makes the most exacting demands
    on image processing. Code scanners from SICK have long been tried and tested in the
    automotive industry and can reliably decode everything from bar codes to 2D codes.

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2D Code Scanning Systems - Responding to the Challenges of the Future
Task
Identify 2D codes on a camshaft

Procedure
The ICR850 2D code scanner, which is ideal for curved objects, is
used here. During the tests, the camshaft is identified on the test
bed by means of a laser-marked 2D code. The camshaft rotates at a
speed of one revolution per second.

Result
The data is archived together with the test data ensuring traceability
through-out the entire lifetime of the camshaft.

                                                    Task
                                                    Scan 2D codes on a motor block

                                                    Procedure
                                                    The ICR840 2D code scanner is ideal for this purpose. The conveyor
                                                    belt stops momentarily when it reaches the scanning point so that
                                                    the scanner can scan the code. The belt then starts up again and
                                                    continues until the next motor block reaches the scanning point.

                                                    Result
                                                    The data is archived here too ensuring traceability throughout the
                                                    entire life­time of the camshaft.

Task
Read 2D codes on body shells

Procedure
The ICR860 camera system is the ideal solution here. It is installed
vertically above the conveyor belt and is particularly suitable for
reading at distances of up to 2 m. The independent lighting sys-
tems and interchangeable lens allow the ICR860 to be adapted to
a wide range of different identification applications. As a result,
the Data Matrix codes are reliably detected and the body shells
guided to the correct assembly line.

Result
The data is recorded continuously, which enables production con-
trol to be adjusted accordingly throughout the final assembly proc-
ess for the vehicle.

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Handling cycle times
     in the electronics industry.

        Reliable decoding in the smallest areas.

     In the electronics industry, reliable code detection at a high clock frequency in the
     smallest of areas is a minimum requirement of 2D code scanners. In practice, however,
     the required technology has always fallen short – but not any more. The 2D code scan-
     ners from SICK offer the required level of efficiency, flexibility, and reliability – detect
     the difference!

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Task                                                           Task
Scan 2D codes on PCBs                                          The production line at a manufacturer of PCBs for the
                                                               automotive supply industry needs to be upgraded to allow
Procedure                                                      2D codes to be scanned. 2D codes are preferred because
In the first step on the assembly line, a 2D code is lasered   they are so small. The manufacturer needs to find a solu-
onto the PCB. Once this is complete, the ICR840 2D code        tion that allows codes to be read on objects being con-
scanner is activated, the 2D code is read while stationary     veyed at speeds of 0.3 m/s, whereby an object might also
and the quality checked so that the laser can be adjusted      be marked with more than one code.
if required. At the same time, the PCB is “posted” to the
production line with its ID number.                            Procedure
                                                               The ICR850 2D code scanner is the ideal solution for this
Result                                                         purpose. Unlike matrix scanning systems, the ICR850
• 2D codes undergo quality check                               does not have to be adjusted to take into account where
• Each individual PCB can be identified                        the code is positioned, which can vary from board to
• Traceability                                                 board. The line scanner searches for the mini label au-
                                                               tomatically within an 80 mm-wide scan field without the
                                                               need to be reset or carry out additional searches. The
                                                               scanner only has to be set once to handle all scanning
                                                               tasks. The scanner is triggered by the PCB (not the code)
                                                               via a proximity sensor, which is installed on the conveyor
                                                               system.

                                                               Result
                                                               Since the scanner is triggered by the PCB rather than the
                                                               code, the trigger time does not need to be specially reset
                                                               for different types of PCB. As a result, no extra time needs
                                                               to be spent setting or positioning the 2D code scanner
                                                               when the production line is upgraded.

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Responding to the safety requirements
     of the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry.

        It‘s good to know that your medicine and
        cosmetics are packaged properly.

     Whether medical instruments, test tubes, or packaging for medicines and cosmetics,
     2D codes are being used more and more in the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry.
     They can be reliably identified and assigned, which is absolutely essential when you
     consider what the consequences could be if things go wrong.
     There‘s no doubt: 2D code scanners from SICK are a healthy investment.

                                                Task
                                                Scan 2D codes on folded boxes for pharmaceutical
                                                products

                                                Procedure
                                                The ICR840 is ideal for this purpose. In the final stage on
                                                the production line, an inkjet printer prints a 2D code on
                                                the box. This code can contain the following information:
                                                • Distribution number to identify the product
                                                • Serial number
                                                • Line ID
                                                • Date of packaging
                                                • Expiry date

                                                Result
                                                • The stringent requirements of the pharmaceutical
                                                  industry are fulfilled
                                                • Traceability right back to the individual box

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Effective document
management solutions.

    Intelligent 2D code scanners
    help you achieve success.

For many companies, public authorities, and institutions, 2D document coding is the key
to boosting efficiency. The implementation of high-performance scanners ensures that
sorting machines can correctly compile and assign individual letters, official documents,
bank statements, and much more. Once again, SICK is your address for success.

Task
Scan bar codes and 2D codes on letters and circulars

Procedure
With its ability to handle short cycle times and high
speeds as well as read bar codes and 2D codes, the
ICR850 is ideal for this purpose. Scanners are installed
for each DIN A4 track and are triggered via the machine
controller.

Result
• Automatic detection of a diverse range of documents
• Complete dispatch record

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2D code hand-held scanners
     2D code scanning systems

      PRODUCT                                        IT 4 6 0 0 g 1 ) /                                 IT 4 8 0 0 i 1 ) /                             IT 6 3 0 0 1 ) /
                                                     IT 4 8 2 0 2 )                                     IT 4 8 2 0 i 2 )                               IT 6 3 2 0 D P M 2 )
     Scanning range
                                                 Module width (mm)                                  Module width (mm)                                  Module width (mm)
                                                                                                                                                           0.13

                                                            0.19 (1D)                                          0.19 (1D)                                      0.25

                                                                0.25 (2D)                                          0.25 (2D)                                         0.5

                                                 0     50   100   150       200   250   300   350   0     50   100   150       200   250   300   350        20    40       60   80   100   120   140
                                                 Scanning distance of SF version (mm)               Scanning distance of SF version (mm)                               Scanning distance (mm)

     Applications
                                                 • Electronics industry                             • Logistics and distribution                       • Automotive industry
                                                 • Clinical analysis devices                        • Automotive industry                              • Electronics industry
                                                 • Document management                              • Parcel service                                   • Aviation industry

     Identification (omnidirectional)
     DPM code                                                                                                                                          ●
     Data Matrix code                            ●                                                  ●                                                  ●
     QR                                          ●                                                  ●                                                  ●
     Aztec                                       ●                                                  ●
     Maxicode                                    ●                                                  ●
     Bar code                                    ●                                                  ●                                                  ●
     PDF417, RSS14, RSS-Limi­ted&Expanded        ●                                                  ●
     OCR-A/OCR-B                                 ●                                                  ●
     Image acquisition (BMP, JPEG, TIFF)         ●                                                  ●
     Technical data
     Camera type                                 Matrix camera                                      Matrix camera                                      Matrix camera
     Scanning frequency/Image recording rate     Max. 270 Hz (bar code)                             Max. 270 Hz (bar code)                             Application specific
     Resolution                                  752 x 480 Pixel                                    752 x 480 Pixel                                    1280 x 960 Pixel

     Operating voltage                           4.5 to 14 V DC                                     4.5 to 14 V DC                                     5 V/9 V DC
     Interfaces                                  RS 232 TTL/True, USB,                              RS 232 TTL/True, USB,                              RS 232 TTL, USB,
                                                 keyboard loop-in,                                  keyboard loop-in,                                  keyboard loop-in
                                                 wall emulation                                     wall emulation
     Switching inputs/outputs
     Dimensions (L x W x H)                      157/135/81 mm                                      163/135/81 mm                                      175/134/84 mm
     Weight                                      185 g (IT4600g)                                    213 g (IT4800i)                                    270 g (IT6300)
                                                 260 g (IT4820 incl. battery)                       270 g (IT4820i incl. battery)                      330 g (IT6320 incl. battery)
     Enclosure rating                            IP 41                                              IP 54                                              IP 54
     Drop tests                                  50 x from 1.8 m                                    50 x from 2 m                                      50 x from 2 m (IT6300)
                                                                                                                                                       25 x from 2 m (IT6320)
     Special features
                                                 ● 2D imager (IT4600g with                          ● 2D imager (IT4800i with                          ● DPM imager (IT6300 with
                                                   cable/IT4820 radio variant)                        cable/IT4820i radio variant)                       cable/IT6320 radio variant)
                                                 ● Green alignment line                             ● Min. operating                                   ● Flexible lighting
                                                 ● Li ion battery (for IT4820)                        temperature: –10 °C                              ● Decodes directly lasered,
                                                 ● Wireless Bluetooth data                          ● Green alignment line                               needle-embossed, or
                                                   transfer V1.2 (for IT4820)                       ● Li ion battery (for IT4820i)                       printed codes
                                                 ● 10 m data transfer range                         ● Wireless Bluetooth data                          ● 10 m data transfer range
                                                   (for IT4820)                                       transfer V1.2 (for IT4820i)                        (for IT6320)
                                                 ○ RS 232 TRUE (IT4820)                             ● 10 m data transfer range                         ○ RS 232 TRUE (IT6320)
                                                                                                      (for IT4820i)
                                                                                                    ○ RS 232 TRUE (IT4820i)
     Accessories
                                                 ● Visual Xpress software                           ● Visual Xpress software                           ● DPM Setup Tool
                                                 ● Base and charging station                        ● Base and charging station                        ● Base station IT2020 for
                                                   IT2020 for IT4820                                  IT2020 for IT4820i                                 IT6320 DPM
                                                 ○ Holders                                          ○ Holders
                                                 ○ Tripods                                          ○ Tripods

                                                 ● Standard                                         1)    With cable
                                                 ○ Optional                                         2)    Radio variant ( Bluetooth)
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Stationary 2D code scanners

 ICR803                                            I C R 84 0                             I C R 85 0 / 85 2                        I C R 855                                    I C R 86 0 / 86 2

Module width (mm)                              Module width (mm)                         Module width (mm)                        Module width (mm)                            Lens selection
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   f = 75 mm
                                                                     0.2                                 0.25
                                                                                                                                                                                                              f = 50 mm
     0.19 (1D)                                                       0.35                                0.35                                   0.35                                           f = 25 mm

                                                                                                                                                       0.5                               f = 12 mm
     0.21 (2D)                                                         0.5                               0.5
                                                                                                                                                                                     f = 8 mm
50    100        150   200   250   300   350   0     20   40    60    80     100   120   85    90   95   100    105   110   115   50       55          60        65       70   100   500    1000     1500   2000   2500   3000
                  Scanning distance (mm)                  Scanning distance (mm)                    Scanning distance (mm)                      Scanning distance (mm)                        Scanning distance (mm)

                                                                                         ○ ICR852: focus at 60 mm

•    Clinical analysis devices                 • Automotive industry       • Electronics industry                                 • Document management       • Automotive industry
•    Electronics industry                      • Electronics industry      • Document management                                  • Packaging machines
•    Document management                       • Pharmaceuticals/cosmetics                                                        • Pharmaceuticals/cosmetics
•    Access control (E-Ticketing)

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Matrix camera                                  Matrix camera                             Matrix camera                            Line camera                                  Matrix camera
10 to 20 Hz                                    25 to 200 Hz                              15 kHz                                   45 kHz                                       Max. 30 pictures/s
752 x 480 Pixel                                Megapixel                                                                                                                       ICR860: 640 x 480 Pixel (VGA)
                                                                                                                                                                               ICR862: 1024 x 768 Pixel (XGA)
5 V DC                                         15 to 30 V DC                             10 to 30 V DC                            10 to 30 V DC                                24 V DC ± 20 %
RS 232 TTL, USB keyboard                       RS 232, RS 422/485, CAN,                  RS 232, RS 422/485, CAN,                 RS 232, RS 422/485, CAN,                     Ethernet, RS 485
loop-in, USB serial                            Ethernet                                  Ethernet                                 Ethernet

                                               2 x IN/2 x OUT                            2 x IN/2 x OUT                           2 x IN/2 x OUT                               1 x IN/3 x OUT
49/40/25 mm                                    112/80/39 mm                              115/80/39 mm                             115/80/39 mm                                 160/55/60 mm
37 g                                           900 g                                     900 g                                    900 g                                        505 g

                                               IP 65                                     IP 65                                    IP 65                                        IP 65 (with lens protective cover)

● Integrated trigger button                    ●    Auto setup                           ●    Auto setup                          ●    Auto setup                              ● Suited for CS- and C-Mount
● Serial trigger and host com-                 ●    Ethernet assistant                   ●    Ethernet assistant                  ●    Ethernet assistant                        lenses
  mands                                        ●    Code quality evaluation              ●    Code quality evaluation             ●    Code quality evaluation                 ● Ethernet assistant
● Presentation mode                            ●    Host and Aux interface               ●    Host and Aux interface              ●    Host and Aux interface
● Aiming LED                                   ●    Megapixel CMOS tech-                 ○    Minimum cell size 0.1 mm            ●    Conveyor speed max.
● Wide VGA CMOS tech-                               nologie                                   at ICR852                                7.8 m/s at cell size 0.7 mm
  nologie

● Visual Xpress software                       ● CLV setup software,                     ● CLV setup software,                    ● CLV setup software,                        ● ICR setup software,
○ CDB405 connection                              CLV connect software                      CLV connect software                     CLV connect software                         ImageFTP software
  module 3)                                    ○ CDB420, CDM420 connec-                  ○ CDB420, CDM420 connec-                 ○ CDB420, CDM420 connec-                     ○ Lenses
○ Gateways for Profibus,                         tion modules 3)                           tion modules 3)                          tion modules 3)                            ○ Protective cover
  DeviceNet or Ethernet                        ○ Gateways for Profibus,                  ○ Gateways for Profibus,                 ○ Gateways for Profibus,                     ○ CDB420 connection module 3)
  TCP/IP                                         DeviceNet                                 DeviceNet                                DeviceNet                                  ○ Lighting
                                               ○ Reading trigger sensors                 ○ Reading trigger sensors                ○ Reading trigger sensors                    ○ Reading trigger sensors
                                               ○ Mounting brackets                       ○ Mounting brackets                      ○ Mounting brackets                          ○ Holder
● Standard                                     3) see page 5
○ Optional
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Find out the price and     Quotation query:
delivery date of the       You can enter a reference number for
required product quickly   your quotation. The quotations can      Online order:
and easily.                be accessed online. Each quotation is   Your online order is complete in just
                           sent to you by e-mail.                  a few easy steps.

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SICK service for optimized
     Auto Ident solutions

     Pre-Sales                                                       After-Sales

     C U S TOM I Z E D , I NTELL I GENT , R EL I A B LE              I NTE R NAT I ONAL , C OM P ETENT , C OO P E R AT I V E

     Application consulting                                          Installation
     SICK offers the right solution for your identification tasks.   SICK service technicians install bar code and 2D scanners,
     To ensure that this is within your budget, we assess the        RFID systems, installation racks, and scanner networks all
     various cost-relevant parameters and use these to pro-          over the world, and prepare systems for commissioning.
     pose an optimized solution tailored to your needs.
                                                                     Commissioning
     Engineering                                                     SICK commissioning engineers provide their expertise in
     Our teams of engineers elaborate intelligent solutions          configuring the application-specific scanning properties of
     and combine them to create custom-fit systems. The SICK         bar code/2D scanners and RFID systems.
     quality management system ensures that customer systems
     function properly and with a high degree of reliability.        Site management
                                                                     SICK site managers ensure that the project runs as smoothly
     Project management                                              as possible on the customer site. They coordinate the
     Our project management teams ensure that the projects           work carried out by the SICK technicians with a high degree
     run as smoothly as possible. They provide support every         of flexibility and act as contacts for customers.
     step of the way, from planning right up to the acceptance
     phase.                                                          Acceptance
                                                                     SICK service specialists carry out extensive tests to ensure
                                                                     that the agreed performance characteristics of the installed
                                                                     scanners and RFID systems are fulfilled. After successful
                                                                     completion of these tests, the identification system can
                                                                     then be handed over to the operator.

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Services for the operational phase

C U S TOM I Z E D , R A P I D R E S P ON S E , TEAM W O R K

Maintenance                                                   Hotline
SICK scanners and RFID systems are maintenance free.          You can contact the SICK sales organizations via a free
Depending on external influences, however, regular cleaning   hotline. This allows us to respond to any questions you
and adjustments are recommended. This allows us to            may have about SICK products quickly by phone. More
respond to any changes in the customer application or         complex queries are forwarded to the relevant specialist
repair damage, thereby ensuring optimum system perfor­        departments without delay.
mance over the long term.
                                                              Training
Troubleshooting and spare parts                               SICK instructors offer an extensive training program either
SICK offers spare parts and repair services designed to       at SICK or on site at the customer. We offer configuration
meet customer requirements. We elaborate cost-effective       engineers, commissioning engineers, and maintenance
concepts that can be defined as part of a service contract    technicians tailored, product-specific training courses that
in conjunction with other services.                           help them carry out their duties more effectively.

                             Offering a range of optimized, cost-effective solutions,
                             SICK supports you every step of the way.

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R a n g e o f E x p e r t is e

                                                          I n d u s t ri a l S e n s o rs     I n d u s t ri a l S a f e t y      Auto Ident                            Analyzers and Process
                                                                                              Systems                                                                   Instrumentation

                                                          Our complete range of sensors       Comprehensive protection for        Whether the tasks involve             System control, maintaining
                                                          pro­vides answers to suit any       man and machine – advanced          identification, handling, classifi-   setpoints, optimising process
                                                          application in the field of auto-   SICK products developed and         cation or volume measurement,         control and monitoring the flow
                                                          mation. Even under rugged ambi-     manufactured by a sensor            innovative Auto Ident systems         of materials – the instruments
                                                          ent conditions objects are reli-    specialist for the protection of    and laser measuring systems           and services for Analysis and
                                                          ably detected, counted and posi-    hazardous areas, hazardous          function extremely reliably, even     Process Measurement, supplied
                                                          tioned in respect of their form,    points and for access protection.   under rapid cycle times. They         by SICK MAIHAK, are setting
                                                          location and surface finish, as     SICK is setting new standards       conform to the latest Standards       the standards for these appli-
                                                          well as their distances establis-   with services related to machine    and can be simply and speedily        cations in terms of Technology
                                                          hed with pin-point accuracy.        safety.                             integrated in all industrial en-      and Quality.
                                                                                                                                  vironments and external appli-
                                                                                                                                  cations.

                                                          Worldwide presence with             Australia                           Russia                                Please find detailed addresses
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                                                                                              Belgium/Luxembourg                  Schweiz
                                                          countries:                                                                                                    and agencies in all major indus-
                                                                                              Brasil                              Singapore                             trial nations at
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                                                                                              China                               Sverige
                                                                                              Danmark                             Taiwan
                                                                                              Deutschland                         Türkiye
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                                                                                              France
                                                                                              Great Britain
                                                                                              India
                                                                                              Italia
                                                                                              Japan
                                                                                              Nederlands
                                                                                              Norge
                                                                                              Österreich
                                                                                              Polska
                                                                                              Republic of Korea
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