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Wherever access or danger areas need to be reliably and cost-effectively protected, SICK safety systems are in demand. State-of-the-art sensor technology, modular design, compact dimensions and a broad range of applications form the basis for safe and efficient manufacturing processes. SICK's comprehensive expertise in the planning, implementation and operation of safety systems has made them number one in this sector.


Website: http://www.sick.com.au
Email: sales@sick.com.au
Phone: 03 9457 0600
Fax: 1300 767 425
Address:
5 Helen Street , Heidelberg West VIC 3081 (Directions)

Products

SICK Safeguard Detector safety system

The SICK Safeguard Detector safety system ensures flexibility when changing carton blank formats.

SICK presence sensing device initiation

SICK's presence sensing device initiation (PSDI) function in the Flexi Soft safety controller makes it possible to control the press cycle in manual insertion processes.

SICK automated guided vehicle system sensor

SICK offers a product portfolio for automated guided vehicle (AGVs) and system applications, including laser scanners that enable AGVs and AGVSs to navigate and determine positions, as well as safety laser scanners designed to protect people and prevent collisions.

SICK STR1 transponder safety switch

SICK has introduced the STR1 transponder safety switch, which is compliant with the EN ISO 14119 standard.

SICK microScan3 safety laser scanners

The SICK microScan3 is the latest generation of safety laser scanners.

SICK microScan3 safety laser scanners

The SICK microScan3 is the latest generation of safety laser scanners.

SICK LAC1xx Prime (Logistics Access Control) security system

The SICK LAC1xx Prime (Logistics Access Control) security system is an electronic and fully automatic system for security tasks involving virtual access control for gates and entrances.

SICK RAS1200 Reach Stacker Assistance System

SICK has released the RAS1200, an active, high-precision assistance system based on detection for reach stackers.

SICK deTec4 Prime safety light curtain

SICK has added to its safety light curtain range for protecting hazardous points and access points with the deTec4 Prime safety light curtain.

SICK DFS60S Pro safety encoder and FX3-MOC0 drive monitor

With its DFS60S Pro safety encoder and FX3-MOC0 drive monitor, SICK has expanded its portfolio of solutions for the safe monitoring of the drives of mobile machines and, for example, automated guided vehicles (AGVs).

Sick Advanced Object Detection System (AOS Prime)

Sick’s Advanced Object Detection System (AOS Prime) with laser technology can be used when moving heavy loads in order to reduce the risk of collisions.

Sick buildings, property and material assets protection systems

Sick provides a diverse range of effective solutions for protecting buildings, property and material assets. Sensors from Sick are suitable for stationary, transportable and mobile applications.

Sick GMS800 extractive gas analyser

The GMS800 extractive gas analyser can measure more than 60 different gas compounds. The device's modular design includes up to six analysing modules, one gas module, I/O modules and an operating unit.

Sick MINESIC100 TPS truck protection system for the mining industry

Sick's MINESIC100 TPS (truck protection system) is a warning system for collision prevention and lane monitoring, designed for all types and sizes of dumpers and suitable for use in open cast mining applications. The largest of these vehicles is over 15 m long, almost 10 m wide and weighs 570 tons when loaded. This corresponds to a weight of around 330 medium-sized vehicles.

Sick Scanner Plus! S300 Mini, S300 and S3000 safety laser scanners

Sick has added the S300 Mini, S300 and S3000 product families to the Scanner Plus! range of safety laser scanners. S300 and S300 Mini safety laser scanners feature easy integration due to their compact design with a protective field range of up to 3 m. The S3000 safety laser scanner offers a maximum protective field range of 7 m, said to be a first for a safety certified scanner.

Sick Flexi Soft Drive Monitor expansion module

The Flexi Soft Drive Monitor is an expansion module for the Flexi Soft modular safety controller, allowing drives without integrated safety functions to be used. The Flexi Soft Drive Monitor also manages safety functions for drives in fixed machines as well as mobile applications. The SLS (safe limited speed), SSM (safe speed monitoring) and SOS (safe operating stop) functions ensure safe drive monitoring.

SICK in-situ gas analysers

SICK's in-situ gas analysers are suitable for direct installation in devices at the respective measurement site, eg, on the chimney. The analysers measure directly in the process under actual operating conditions. Characterised by their minimal maintenance requirements and short response times, they are available in two different versions.

Sick safety service solutions

Sick safety service solutions provide manufacturers, distributors and operating companies with a means of ensuring that their machines and systems are thoroughly assessed and equipped from the point of view of safety throughout the entire life cycle.

Sick DFS60 incremental encoder

The Sick DFS60 incremental encoder is a high-resolution incremental encoder with a diameter of 60 mm. It offers a wide variety of user-specific mechanical and electric adjustments.

Sick deTec2 Core safety light curtain

The deTec2 Core safety light curtain from Sick has been added to the deTec range. A type 2 device with PL c or SIL1, the deTec2 Core accommodates the changes to product standard IEC 61496-1 and provides safety for the machine and operator.

Sick Flexi Line interface

The Flexi Line interface networks modular machines without limits.

Sick Flexi Loop safety sensor integration design

The Flexi Loop design can save costs with sensor cascades that communicate.

Sick M4000 Advanced multiple light beam safety device

The M4000 Advanced multiple light beam safety device detects persons accessing the hazardous area of a machine during operation and immediately switch it off.

Sick IVC-3D stainless steel smart camera

Sick’s IVC-3D stainless steel smart camera has been specially designed for harsh environments combining imaging, lighting and analysis in a single, robust, stainless steel housing.

Multiple light beam curtains

The M4000 series of multiple light beam safety devices has expanded to include two new 'Advanced Curtain' variants with resolutions that have been increased to 14 and 30 mm.

Small safety laser scanner

The S300 is a compact monitoring device for small hazardous areas with a maximum protective field radius of 2 m.

Safety beam

The performance features, long ranges and the differing beam separations and numbers of beams available make the M 4000 standard multiple light-beam safety device a useful industrial safety product.

Safety light curtain housing

The IP67 housing in which the C4000 Micro is integrated is a protective housing with a PMMA acrylic pipe and V4A stainless steel end caps. It is compactly constructed so that no inaccessible areas of dirt can form.

Central monitoring device

Up to six doors on mechanical separating protective equipment can be centrally monitored with the non-contact RE 4000 safety system. The system, consisting of an evaluation unit with sensors and actuators, is certified as category 4 according to EN 954-1. Thus, the system can be used in potentially highly hazardous machines.

Safety sensor range

The IN 300 and IN 3000 series are inductive systems whose optional cubic or cylindrical sensors detect the presence of metal. Integration of the manual restart and external device monitoring functions in the evaluation modules of the IN series bring about considerable savings in safety relays, as three (IN 300) or six (IN 3000) sensors can be connected to each module.

IP67 micro safety light curtain

The category 4 C4000 micro safety curtain is now available in an IP67 housing. Thus non-contact area safeguarding requiring the highest possible safety category complying with IEC 61496 can also be realised wherever process conditions may involve temperature fluctuations, or cleaning with steam or aggressive detergents.

RLS 100 laser scanner

With the RLS 100, Sick has introduced a safety laser scanner complying with IEC/EN61496, Type 3.

SMS system

The SMS Safety Muting System is a rapidly installable complete system solution for differentiating between persons and material insertion at dangerous machines.

News

SICK wins 2016 Red Dot Award

Industrial sensor manufacturer SICK has won a coveted 2016 Product Design category in the international Red Dot Award competition.

White Papers

The future of machine safety, Industry 4.0 — an eBook

Industrial operators are faced with a challenging task — to create flexible production workflows with a high level of automation, while at the same time ensuring that their people, machines and plants stay protected.

Managing safety in the supply chain — an eBook

Modern sensor technologies present new opportunities to detect a hazard before an accident occurs. Road and traffic authorities are now able to mitigate risks of oversized vehicles, overheating brakes, speed, driving conditions and traffic density. Anti-collision safety laser scanners are now used in the warehouse for forklifts in narrow aisles and on the docks for safe container-terminal operations.

Case Studies

safeHDDM makes safety laser scanners immune to wood chippings

Wood flooring manufacturer is using the latest microScan3 safety laser scanner from SICK to improve safety and productivity in a challenging environment.

Sensing more: anti-collision technology for mobile applications

SICK has developed the S3000 Anti Collision safety laser scanner for mobile applications which allows two or more industrial trucks to be used in one narrow aisle for the first time due to a sensing range of up to 15 m.

Articles

Increased safety for direct drives

Hollow shaft, multiturn, safety: the new motor feedback systems in the SES/SEM product family from SICK.

Safety without the need for protective fences

With the help of safety laser scanners, a machinery engineer has ensured the safe operation of a robot on an injection moulding machine.

3D images give a clearer view

Outdoor industrial environments are constantly changing and to ensure that changes are always detected, SICK has designed its Visionary-B sensors with two eyes, in the form of horizontally offset lenses.

Safety solutions for intelligent human-robot collaboration

Human-robot collaboration (HRC) describes a work scenario in which humans and automated machines share a workspace.

Safe control technology for smart factories

By automating, integrating and networking processes, implementing Industry 4.0 opens up a whole new level of flexibility and transparency in production.

Monitoring feed magazines for carton blanks

In recent years, intelligent sensor and control solutions have made it possible to achieve both productivity and safety.

New standard for interlocking devices

There is a new global standard for providing machine safety for interlocking devices — the EN ISO 14119.

Achieving safe motion control

Safety in industrial environments between machinery and people is challenging, but achievable, thanks to innovative sensor technology ensuring safe drive and motion monitoring.

Industry 4.0 intelligent sensors

In this article, SICK looks at the possibilities of today's sensor intelligence in industrial 4.0 environments, and their value in improving the safety of people working with machinery in the supply chain.

A time of reform in the forming industry - increased productivity on servo presses thanks to new safety concepts

The Flexi Soft safety controller and the Drive Monitor FX3-MOC0 Motion Control module are allowing new concepts for servo drives in the machine tool industry to be realised.

Forklifts 'face-off' in narrow aisle

Anti-collision technology that allows users to operate more than one vehicle in a narrow aisle.

Averting potential fire danger inside the tunnel

Plenty of people underestimate the danger of a fire spreading through a tunnel. Smoke and heat have no way to escape, and they spread at rapid speeds. The short amount of time needed for hot axles or cracked brake rotors on trucks or motor coaches to cause a fire is also well established. Despite all this, there is a way to identify overheating parts on a vehicle before it enters a tunnel and to pull that vehicle out of traffic: using the VHD Pro vehicle hot spot detector from SICK.

Bidirectional communication with IO-Link sensors

IO-Link technology offers a range of options for cost-effective, bidirectional communication between sensors and automation systems.

Intelligent analysis and evaluation

Users require reliable data in real time to enable the connection of sensors and safety controllers to standard automation systems.

Single cable technology with high resolution feedback

To Kollmorgen as a manufacturer of drives, HIPERFACE DSL from SICK provides the option of using single-cable technology even when the application requires a high resolution motor feedback signal.

Anti-collision systems ensure safe container-terminal operations

Container terminals operate on a 24/7 basis, so the demand on availability is extremely high. Collisions involving the boom of ship-to-shore cranes and the ships themselves pose the greatest risk in daily operations.

Increased safety for tyre-curing presses

Sick has been working with tyre manufacturer Continental to improve safety on its tyre-curing presses, which are in use at 16 locations around the world. Continental was seeking to equip the presses with a uniform, global safety concept while achieving optimum ergonomics and flexibility.

Vehicle safety in mining

The increase in mine productivity has led to a proportional increase in the size of the equipment used. Most vehicles have considerable operator blind spots, due to scale alone. Despite the best efforts of operators, accidents on mine sites remain an industry-wide problem. The reasons for accidents are diverse, so too are the collision scenarios.

Safeguarding your machine

In the early days of the industrial revolution, labour was cheap and there was little regard for pain and suffering of injured workers. In more recent times, we have evolved through changes in social attitudes, placing more value on people who work with machines. These changes ensure that we continue to develop safeguarding measures for existing and new machinery. The challenge is to continue to improve the existing safety of machinery and also, as we make advances in technology, any new hazards need to be managed in a way that aligns with what is expected from the modern-day employer.

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