SICK Sensor Monitors Speed, Acceleration

SICK Sensor Monitors Speed, AccelerationSICK announced the launch of the SAM inductive sensor for speed and acceleration monitoring. Previously, a rotational speed had to be determined and adjusted using a basic speed monitor, which is a slower way to determine breakage since it takes time for a machine to decelerate to a determined switching output. The SAM’s acceleration monitoring functionality measures the change in speed, detecting a break almost immediately.

SAM gives both a raw pulse output and a programmable, discrete switching output, the company said. It has a monitoring range of up to 12,000 pulses per minute and a unique start-up delay. To reduce false trips, SAM offers three modes – no delay, fixed time delay and upper threshold delay – to account for fast or slow machine start-up times. In addition, integrated monitoring via on-board adjustment tools makes it easy to set parameters and display errors directly on SAM, ensuring a quick response to any problem.

The SAM inductive sensor is an ideal solution for reducing scrap and downtime in wire, thread and web break applications. It not only provides the raw pulse output, but also a programmable switching output through IO-Link. This enables users to set the amount of deceleration needed to trigger an output, increasing application flexibility.