SICK Announces MLG-2 Automation Light Grid: Reliably Detects Transparent, Small and Fast-moving Objects

SICK, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems, machine vision, encoders and automatic identification solutions for factory and logistics automation, has announced the launch of the MLG-2 automation light grids.

The speed, resolution and optical features of the MLG-2 enable it to detect and measure transparent, small and fast-moving objects even under harsh conditions.

A small beam spacing of just 5 mm ensures the thinnest objects are detected while a new “Transparent Mode” function provides measurement, location tracking and hole tracking on transparent materials.

A durable aluminum housing with an enclosure rating up to IP 67 makes the MLG-2 resistant to glare and ambient light. In addition, commissioning can be easily completed using the intuitive display or SICK’s SOPAS software tool.

Available in two variants — Prime and Pro — the MLG-2 provides a durable, functional and high-quality solution for the most demanding detection tasks.

The MLG-2 Prime features two analog outputs, up to three switching outputs and optical synchronization.

The MLG-2 Pro — a more advanced variant — includes transparent, high-speed and high-resolution modes, wired synchronization, IO-Link 1.1, and troubleshooting via SOPAS software.

The MLG-2, which includes the IO-Link interface, is designed for high-resolution and high-speed measurement applications in the logistics, traffic, robotics, machine building, and food and beverage industries.

Its advanced application capabilities also make it ideal for dusty, dirty or outdoor environments.

About SICK

SICK is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems, machine vision, encoders and automatic identification products for industrial applications.

With more than 1000 patents, SICK continues to lead the industry in new product innovations.

The diversity of its product line allows SICK to offer solutions at every phase of production in the logistics, automotive, packaging, electronics, food and beverage, and material handling markets.

SICK AG was founded in 1946 and has operations or representation in 65 countries worldwide.

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