SICK to showcase new packaging sensor

By Chloe Ryan

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SICK sensors can monitor the integrity of a variety of food packaging
SICK sensors can monitor the integrity of a variety of food packaging

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A pneumatic pressure sensor for packaging will be among the new technologies being exhibited at the UK’s PPMA exhibition by packaging and processing specialist SICK this year.

The company will be showcasing its newly launched PAC50, a pneumatic pressure sensor for improved air pressure monitoring on food packaging. It features a display to provide clear warnings when pressure thresholds are being crossed.

According to the company, the PAC50 is ideal for an extensive range of pneumatic control and process functions for packaging and conveying applications.

“The PAC50’s multi-field on-board LCD display provides colour-coded visibility, even at a distance, and is configurable to meet the user’s preferences, so operators are able to monitor process conditions straight from the factory floor, as well as via the control PLC,”​ said Glynn Edwards SICK UK’s fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) segment manager.

'Smart sensors'

Other products on display at the PPMA show from SICK include ‘smart sensors’, which are available across its food processing and packaging product ranges with a range of uses including photoelectric, magnetic and proximity applications.

The new TriSpector 3D Inspection System will also be on display. The TriSpector will take its place alongside other SICK products - Inspector, Lector and LMS series - to demonstrate the complete range of equipment for inspecting products, packaging and labelling.

SICK will also showcase its machinery safety products, including sensors, light curtains, scanners and the modular Flexisoft PLC safety controller system. SICK’s safety specialists also offer design and installation support for all types of processing operations, Edwards added.

PPMA will be held between 29 September and 1 October at the NEC exhibition centre in the UK city of Birmingham.

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