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 new patent  Control for the safe controlling of at least one machine

To enable an intuitive configuration of a control (s) or of a total plant, a control (s) for the safe controlling of at least one machine (r, st) is provided comprising a control module (sm) for generating output signals in dependence on input signals, wherein the input signals are provided by at least one connected signal generator and the output signals are communicated to the at least one machine (r, st), and wherein the control module (sm) has a display (d, d1) for displaying information of the control (s), said display being movably supported in the control module (sm) such that a moving of the display (d), d1) with respect to the control module (sm) corresponds to an input to the control (s).. . ... Sick Ag

Programmable logic controller

The invention relates to a programmable logic controller having an energy supply that provides electric energy to operate the unit and having at least one measurement input, with the measurement input being configured to measure and/or detect an electrical input signal. The programmable logic controller is characterized in that at least some of the electric energy of the input signal is supplied to the energy supply.. ... Sick Ag

Method of securing a modulation range

A method of securing a modulation range of a wavelength-variable radiation source as part of the measurement of an absorption line of a substance comprises: the radiation source being controlled to transmit radiation such that the wavelength of the radiation runs through the modulation range in accordance with a time pattern; the radiation being filtered by means of a filter in whose pass band the absorption line is disposed and which has at least one filter flank whose actual wavelength is within the modulation range; a spectrum of the filtered radiation being determined in that the intensity of the filtered radiation is detected with respect to the time pattern; and a determination being made whether the spectrum has the at least one filter flank.. . ... Sick Ag

Detection apparatus and method for detecting an object using a plurality of optoelectronic sensors

A detection apparatus (10) is provided having a plurality of optoelectronic sensors (20) that are arranged in different positions and orientations to record respective image information of different sides of an object (14) and having an evaluation unit (22) to process the image information. In this respect, the evaluation unit (22) is configured to recognize views of a respective side of the object (14) in the image information and to arrange the views in a plane such that the original arrangement on the object (14) can be restored.. ... Sick Ag

Optoelectronic sensor and method for monitoring a monitored zone

An optoelectronic sensor (10), in particular a light grid, for monitoring a monitored zone (22) is provided, wherein the sensor has at least one light transmitter (14) for transmitting a monitoring beam (20), at least one light receiver (18) for receiving the monitoring beam (20) and for generating a corresponding received signal, and an evaluation unit (26) to recognize from the received signal whether the monitoring beam (20) is interrupted and to output an interruption signal on a recognition of an unauthorized interruption of the monitoring beam (20). The light receiver (18) is configured in this respect such that the received signal is dependent on the geometry of the light spot (30) generated at the light receiver (18) by the monitoring beam (20) and the evaluation unit (26) is configured to recognize from the received signal whether the non-interrupted monitored beam (20) is manipulated.. ... Sick Ag

Optoelectronic sensor and method of detecting object information

An optoelectronic sensor (10) is provided for detecting object information from a monitored zone (12) having a light receiver (24); a reception optics (22) associated with the light receiver (24) for generating a light spot on the light receiver (24); and an evaluation unit (26) for generating the object information from a received signal of the light receiver (24). In this respect, a manipulation unit (30) is provided to vary the reception optics (22), the light receiver (24) and/or elements of the reception optics (22) such that the portion of the light spot that is incident on the light receiver (24) varies.. ... Sick Ag

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Print mark sensor

A method of evaluating print marks of detection objects using a print mark sensor and a print mark sensor for evaluating print marks having at least one light transmitter and at least one light receiver having a control and evaluation unit for evaluating the light receiver signal of the light receiver and having an output for a sensor signal that is formed by the control and evaluation unit on the basis of the light receiver signal.. . ... Sick Ag

Optoelectronic sensor and method for optical monitoring

An optoelectronic sensor (10) for monitoring a monitoring region (12), the sensor (10) comprising an image sensor (16a-b), an illumination unit (20) for at least partially illuminating the monitoring region (12) with an illumination field (26), an illumination control (28) configured for a power adaption of the illumination unit (20) for meeting safety requirements, and an additional distance-measuring optoelectronic sensor (38) for detecting the distance at which an object (42) is located in the illumination field (26), wherein the illumination control (28) is configured for a power adaption in dependence on the distance measured by the additional sensor (38).. . ... Sick Ag

Light curtain

A light curtain having at least two electronic cards which are arranged behind one another and on which a plurality of light transmitters and/or light receivers are arranged in series, wherein the electronic cards are each connected to one another by a mechanical connection element and the electronic cards are held in a housing, wherein the housing is formed as a profile housing, wherein the first electronic card and the last electronic card are fixed to the respective housing end in the longitudinal direction so that the last light transmitter and/or light receiver of the first electronic card and of the last electronic card, said last light transmitter and/or light receiver contacting the housing end, has a fixed defined spacing from the housing end, and wherein the connection element has a minimal spacing and a maximum spacing between the electronic cards.. . ... Sick Ag

Rfid apparatus and method for compartment occupancy detection in a shelf

An rfid apparatus for compartment occupancy detection in a shelf, the rfid apparatus including an antenna, an rf transceiver connected to the antenna and a control and evaluation unit for communicating with an rfid transponder via the rf transceiver and the antenna by means of an rfid signal and for a detection and localization of changes in the compartment occupancy. The rfid apparatus further includes a plurality of reference transponders to be arranged on the shelf at known positions, wherein the control and evaluation unit is configured to localize, upon a change of a detectable rfid transponder population, an rfid transponder which is removed or added based on the position of a reference transponder where communication characteristics of the rfid communication have changed together with the change of the detectable rfid transponder population.. ... Sick Ag

Method of operating a scanner and scanner

The present invention relates to a method of operating a scanner for monitoring an least two-dimensional protected field that is divided into a plurality of cyclically scannable monitored fields, wherein the scanner comprises at least one light transmitter and at least one light receiver. The invention further relates to a scanner for monitoring an at least two-dimensional protected field.. ... Sick Ag

Inductive proximity sensor

A method and an inductive proximity sensor for detecting an object having at least one coil, wherein at least one transmission current pulse can be applied to the coil by a control and evaluation unit and having the control and evaluation unit for outputting an object detection signal, wherein the control and evaluation unit is configured to scan at least one induced voltage pulse that is generated by the transmission current pulse at the coil in at least one section from or after the point in time of the application of the transmission current pulse up to the point in time of the complete attenuation of the voltage pulse and to form scan values, whereby the voltage pulse is digitized.. . ... Sick Ag

Rfid apparatus for communicating with rfid transponders and method of associating rfid transponders

An rfid apparatus for communicating with rfid transponders in accordance with an rfid protocol is provided that has an antenna, an rfid transceiver for emitting and receiving rfid signals with the aid of the antenna and has a control unit that is configured to encode rfid information into an rfid signal in accordance with an rfid protocol or to read said information from the rfid signal and to determine at least one spatial and/or speed parameter of an rfid transponder with reference to the rfid signal. The control unit is further configured to read container transponders and object transponders and to associate an object transponders with a container transponder with reference to the respective spatial and/or speed parameters.. ... Sick Ag

02/08/18 / #20180038679

Conveying apparatus

A conveying apparatus for transporting and for measuring an object includes a sensor having a light transmitter arranged at a conveyor belt and transmits first light beams in the direction of the conveyor belt. The sensor also has a light receiver that is arranged at the conveyor belt and that receives second light beams. ... Sick Ag

01/25/18 / #20180025191

Rfid apparatus and method for communicating with at least one rfid transponder

An rfid apparatus for communicating with at least one rfid transponder is provided that has an rfid transceiver for radiating and receiving rfid signals and a control unit that is configured to encode rfid information into the rfid signal in accordance with an rfid protocol or to read it from the rfid signal and in which a singulation process is implemented to give a command to only one respective rfid transponder. The singulation process in this respect checks a communication parameter of the rfid signal itself that is independent of rfid information encoded in the rfid signal.. ... Sick Ag

01/18/18 / #20180018483

Rfid reading apparatus and method for bin occupancy recognition in a shelf

An rfid reading apparatus (18) for bin occupancy recognition in a shelf (10) is provided having at least one antenna (16), an rf transceiver (20) connected to the antenna (16), a control and evaluation unit (22) that is configured to communicate with an rfid transponder (24) by means of rfid signals via the rf transceiver (20) and the antenna (16), and having at least one additional sensor (24) for detecting objects at or in the shelf (10). In this respect, the control and evaluation unit (22) is configured to recognize and locally associate changes of the bin occupancy from a combination of information of the antenna (16) and information of the additional sensor (24).. ... Sick Ag

01/04/18 / #20180004996

Optical code reader

An optical code reader (10) is provided that has a light transmitter (12) having a transmission optics (14) for transmitting a reading beam (16) in a reading region (18); a focus adjustment unit (28) for focusing the reading beam (16) in a distance range; a light receiver (24) for generating a received signal from the reading beam (20) reflected in the reading region (18); and an evaluation unit (26) to read code information from the received signal. In this respect, the focus adjustment unit (28) has a pivot arm (30) that holds the transmission optics (14) at a different distance from the light transmitter (12) in dependence on the pivot position of the pivot arm (30) and that has a moving coil unit (34) to pivot the pivot arm (30).. ... Sick Ag

12/28/17 / #20170372251

System for simulating sensors

The invention relates to a system for simulating sensors that in particular measure a distance between the sensor and an object, that measure geometrical dimensions of the object, that measure positions of the object, that measure material, contrast, color, luminescence, brightness or transparency of the object, that measure polarization of the light reflected by the object or that measure a magnetic field strength.. . ... Sick Ag

12/28/17 / #20170371066

Optoelectronic sensor and method for the detection of objects

An optoelectronic sensor (10) for detecting objects comprises a light transmitter (12) for transmitting a light beam (16), a rotatable deflection unit (18) for periodically deflecting the light beam (16), an angle measuring unit (30) for determining an angular position of the deflection unit (18), a light receiver (26) for generating a reception signal from a reflected light beam (22), wherein the angle measuring unit (30) comprises an image sensor (32) moving with the deflection unit and arranged in the direction of a stationary part (44, 46) of the sensor (10), or a stationary image sensor (32) arranged in the direction of the deflection unit (18), further comprising a computing unit (36) to determine a relative movement of the deflection unit (18) with respect to the sensor (10) from a signal of the image sensor (32).. . ... Sick Ag

12/28/17 / #20170370829

Apparatus for optical in-situ gas analysis

The invention relates to an apparatus for the optical in-situ gas analysis that comprises a housing; a measuring lance whose one, first end is connected to the housing and whose other, second end projects into the gas to be measured; a light transmitter arranged in the housing whose light is conducted into the measuring lance and is reflected onto a light receiver by a reflector arranged at the second end, wherein the optical path defines an optical measurement path within the measuring lance; a gas-permeable filter through which the gas to be measured moves into the measurement path; and an evaluation device for evaluating received light signals of the light receiver. To provide an improved apparatus with which the problem of the condensate formation can be counteracted better, provision is made that the measuring lance has an agitation apparatus for agitating the gas in the measuring lance.. ... Sick Ag

12/21/17 / #20170363467

Light receiver having geiger-mode avalanche photodiodes and method for reading out

A light receiver (50) is provided having a plurality of avalanche photodiode elements (10) that are each biased by a bias above a breakdown voltage and that are thus operated in a geiger mode to trigger a geiger current on light reception, wherein the avalanche photodiode elements (10) have a first connector (20, 22, 28a-b) and a second connector (20, 22, 28a-b); and wherein a first signal tapping circuit (12) for reading out the avalanche photodiode elements is connected to one of the connectors (20, 22, 28a-b). In this respect, a second signal tapping circuit (12) for reading out the avalanche photodiode elements (10) is connected to the other connector (20, 22, 28a-b).. ... Sick Ag

12/14/17 / #20170356954

Circuit arrangement

The invention relates to a circuit arrangement comprising a control device, an input circuit for applying an input signal, a conditioning circuit electrically connected to the input circuit for converting the input signal into a measured signal, an analog-to-digital converter electrically connected to the conditioning circuit for converting the measured signal into a digital value, and a reference source that outputs a known reference signal. In this respect, a first switching apparatus is provided that selectively separate the input signal from the conditioning circuit or supplies it to the conditioning circuit and a second switching apparatus is provided that selectively supplies the reference signal to the input circuit or separates it from the input circuit, wherein the control device is configured to determine an offset error and to determine a gain error of the circuit arrangement.. ... Sick Ag

11/30/17 / #20170344772

Rfid reading apparatus for shelf occupancy detection

An rfid reading apparatus (20) for shelf occupancy detection comprises an elongated antenna (18) with an outer conductor (26) and an inner conductor (28) arranged in the outer conductor (26), an rf transceiver (22) connected with the antenna (18), and a control and evaluation unit (24) configured to communicate with an rfid transponder (14) via the rf transceiver (22) and the antenna (18) by means of rfid signals. The outer conductor (26) comprises a plurality of slot structures (16) over its longitudinal extent each for transmitting and receiving rfid signals.. ... Sick Ag

11/16/17 / #20170328977

Position determination apparatus

The present invention relates to a position determination apparatus for the position determination of at least one rfid tag, comprising an rfid reader and a control device, wherein the control device is configured to transmit a radio signal by means of the rfid reader, said radio signal exciting an rfid tag to transmit a response signal. The position determination apparatus is movable to different locations from an original position and the control device is configured to transmit a respective radio signal at at least two different locations and to receive the respective response signal or the respective response signals.. ... Sick Ag

10/12/17 / #a distance-measuring optoelectronic sensor (10) for detection of objects in a monitoring zone (20), the sensor (10) comprising:

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10/05/17 / #20170286040

Display and operating unit and method of operating a field instrument having a display and operating unit

A display and operating unit having a web application for operating a field instrument and a method of operating a field instrument having a display and operating unit having a web application, wherein the display and operating unit is connectable to the field instrument; wherein at least one parameter of the field instrument is visualized on the display and operating unit by means of the web application and a parameterization of the field instrument s made possible and the web application for the visualization and/or parameterization is executed in a browser; wherein the browser is executed on the display and operating unit; and wherein the browser and/or the web application has/have an interface with which direct access to components or operating system components of the display and operating unit, to components of the field instrument and/or to external units is carried out.. . ... Sick Ag

09/28/17 / #20170276765

Localization apparatus

The invention relates to a localization apparatus for radio wave-assisted localization of a transponder, the localization apparatus comprising a control device, an evaluation device, a switching device, a first linear antenna array, and a second linear antenna array. The first antenna array and the second antenna array are controllable independently of one another, are arranged cross-wise with respect to one another, and include an angle not equal to zero between them. ... Sick Ag

09/21/17 / #20170270724

System having a mobile key unit

A system having a mobile key unit (2) for reading and writing data from at least one external device (3) of a facility (4), wherein the data at least comprise identification data for the device (3) to be checked, and wherein the mobile key unit (2) has a first transmission/reception unit (5) by means of which the data can be transmitted wirelessly between the device (3) and the key unit (2), wherein the key unit (2) has a first memory (6), the key unit (2) has at least one secure channel (7) having a first evaluation unit (8) and the first transmission/reception unit (5) and has at least one second channel (12) having a second evaluation unit (13) and a second transmission/reception unit (10) by means of which data can be wirelessly transferred between the device (3) and the key device (2), wherein the data can at least be transmitted using one of the transmission/reception units.. . ... Sick Ag

09/14/17 / #20170265233

Apparatus and method of connecting a mobile device to a field device

An apparatus and method for connecting a mobile device having a field device via a wireless lan access point includes a server having a web service. The field device has a first module for generating a wireless lan key and the server has a web service having a second module for generating a wireless lan key. ... Sick Ag

09/14/17 / #20170261603

Method of operating a distance-measuring monitoring sensor and monitoring sensor

The present invention relates to a method of operating a distance-measuring monitoring sensor for monitoring an at least two-dimensional protected field that is divided into a plurality of sector-shaped, cyclically scannable monitored fields, wherein the monitoring sensor comprises at least one light transmitter and at least one light receiver. The invention further relates to a monitoring sensor.. ... Sick Ag

09/07/17 / #20170255853

Antenna for an rfid reading apparatus and method for transmitting and/or receiving rfid signals

An antenna (100) for an rfid reading apparatus is provided having at least one single cll antenna (10), wherein a single cll antenna (10) is an antenna that has an inner antenna loop (12) and a capacitively loaded antenna loop (14) which surrounds the inner antenna loop (12) and into which a capacitance (16 is introduced. In this respect, the antenna (100) has a plurality of single cll antennas (10a-d) that are differently oriented and has a feed circuit (26) to operate the single cll antennas (10a-d) for generating a circular polarization with a respective phase offset.. ... Sick Ag

09/07/17 / #20170255844

Method for the three-dimensional detection of objects

The present invention relates to a method for the three-dimensional detection of objects, in which an image is detected and is compared to a known reference image and mutually corresponding objects in the images are identified by means of a correlation process. A binarization scheme is used in the correlation process and compares randomly selected point pairs to one another. ... Sick Ag

09/07/17 / #20170254922

Light grid and method using a light grid

A light grid and a method using a light grid include a transmission unit having a plurality of light transmitters for transmitting light beams and a reception unit having a plurality of light receivers for receiving the light beams of the light transmitters. The transmission unit and the reception unit are spaced apart from one another and are disposed opposite one another. ... Sick Ag

08/31/17 / #20170248997

Sensor and method of heating a sensor

A sensor (10) is provided that has at least one sensor functional group (12), a heating device (14, 22), and a heating control (14, 20) to control a heating power (pheating) of the heating device (14, 22). In this respect, the heating control (20) is configured to adapt the heating power (pheating) to a power consumption (psensor) of the sensor functional group (12).. ... Sick Ag

08/03/17 / #20170219708

Optoelectronic apparatus for securing a source of danger

An optoelectronic apparatus for securing a source of danger in a spatial zone includes at least one image sensor that works in the infrared spectrum and that can generate range-resolved data of the spatial zone as well as an evaluation unit that is configured for the evaluation of the data for the detection of objects in a three-dimensional protected space within the spatial zone, wherein the source of danger is additionally at least partly secured by a mechanical partition that is at least very largely permeable to visually visible light. To provide a solution that prevents or at least reduces disturbing optical influences from outside the partition, it is proposed that the partition is coated with a layer such that the non-coated layer that is at least partly transparent for the image sensor is visible for the image sensor in a defined manner through the layer and is opaque.. ... Sick Ag

08/03/17 / #20170219706

Optoelectronic sensor and method for detecting objects

An optoelectronic sensor (10), in particular a laser scanner, is provided having a light transmitter (12) for transmitting a scanning beam (16) into a monitored zone (20); having a light receiver (26) for generating a received signal from the scanning beam (22) remitted by objects in the monitored zone (20); having a movable deflection unit (18) for a periodical deflection of the scanning beam (16, 22) in order to scan the monitored zone (20) in the course of the movement; having an evaluation unit (34) that is configured to recognize whether there are objects in at least one detection field within the monitored zone (20) with reference to the received signal; and having a projector (42) for visualizing information of the sensor (10) in the monitored zone (20). In this respect, the projector (42) is configured to visualize the detection field.. ... Sick Ag

08/03/17 / #20170219425

Apparatus for an optical in-situ gas analysis

An apparatus for an optical in-situ gas analysis includes a housing; a measuring lance whose one first end is connected to the housing and whose other second end projects into the gas to be measured; a light transmitter that is arranged in the housing and whose light is conducted into the measuring lance and is reflected by a reflector arranged at the second end onto a light receiver, and the optical path defines an optical measurement path within the measuring lance; a gas-permeable filter that is held in the measuring lance and in whose interior the measurement path is located: and an evaluation device for evaluating received light signals of the light receiver. It is proposed to be able to reduce the consumption of test gas that the measuring lance has coaxially arranged inner and outer pipes and the outer pipe has openings for the gas to be measured.. ... Sick Ag

07/27/17 / #20170214902

Optoelectronic sensor and method for safe detection of objects of a minimum size

An optoelectronic sensor (10) for safe detection of objects (32, 34) of a minimum size in a monitoring area (12), the sensor (10) having an image sensor (16a-b) for acquiring image data of the monitoring area (12) and an evaluation unit (24) configured to detect, in the image data, both finely detected objects (34, 36) with a fine detection capability and coarsely detected objects (32) with a coarse detection capability, the coarse detection capability being coarser than the fine detection capability, and to ignore finely detected objects (36) which are not in a vicinity (38) of a coarsely detected object (32).. . ... Sick Ag

07/20/17 / #20170206723

Safety system

A safety system and a method using a safety system having at least one mobile key unit (2) with an evaluation unit (3) and having a key station (4) with a receiver for the key unit (2), wherein at least one spatially restricted access zone (6) is arranged having an access station (7) for a facility (8), wherein the key unit (2) is configured for reading data from at least one checking station (9) within a safety zone (16) of the facility (8), wherein the data comprise identification data for the checking station (9), and wherein the mobile key unit (2) has an interface (10) by means of which the data can be wirelessly transmitted from the checking station (9) to the key unit (2), with the checking unit (9) only being accessible via the access zone (6) so that the access zone (6) can be passed through by a person (17) having the key unit (2) before reaching the checking station (9) and after the leaving of the checking station (9), with the data of the key unit (2) being able to be transmitted to the key station (4) when all the mobile key units (2) are in the key station (4), and with the facility (8) being deactivated or blocked when at least one key unit (2) has been removed from the key station (4).. . ... Sick Ag

07/13/17 / #20170201252

Optoelectronic sensor

The invention relates to an optoelectronic sensor for monitoring a monitored zone. The sensor comprises a main light transmitter for transmitting sensing light signals that propagate through a protective screen into the monitored zone; a main light receiver for receiving light that emanates from the monitored zone; and a control unit for controlling the sensor. ... Sick Ag

07/13/17 / #20170199299

Method of configuring and of operating a monitored automated work cell and configuration apparatus

A method of configuring and of operating a monitored automated work cell, wherein the work cell has at least one dangerous machine and at least one monitoring device includes the following steps: transmitting machine space data defining at least one work space of the machine to a configuration apparatus for the monitoring device; generating protective space data by the configuration apparatus using the machine space data, with the protective space data defining at least one protective space of the monitoring device which encompasses the work space of the machine such that the protective space completely or partly corresponds to the work space or that the protective space is larger than the work space; and transferring the protective space data to the monitoring device so that the monitoring device monitors the protective space; and a configuration device for configuring a monitoring device monitoring an automated work cell.. . ... Sick Ag

06/29/17 / #20170184709

Optoelectronic sensor and method for measuring a distance

An optoelectronic sensor for measuring a distance comprises a light transmitter (20) for transmitting a sequence of individual light pulses (22) and a light receiver (26) for receiving the individual light pulses (24). An individual time of flight measuring unit (28) determines a sequence of individual times of flight of the individual light pulses (22, 24) as the duration between a transmission point in time and its reception point in time. ... Sick Ag

06/15/17 / #20170168743

Safety sensor

A method having a safety sensor and a safety sensor (sis), comprising at least one first evaluation unit (a) having a first evaluation program (fwa) and comprising at least one second evaluation unit (b) having a second evaluation program (fwb), whereby a two-channel system (2ks) is formed, with each evaluation unit (a, b) being connected to a respective random access memory (ra, rb), and with each evaluation unit (a, b) having a respective program memory (fsa, fsb), with a bidirectional communication channel (kk) being arranged between the evaluation units (a, b), whereby a cross-comparison of the evaluation results can be carried out between the evaluation units (a, b), with a user program (pa) being able to be stored in at least one of the two program memories (fsa, fsb) and/or in one of the two random access memories (ra, rb), with at least that evaluation unit (a, b) which executes the user program (pa, pb) having a memory protection device (sse) which is configured to restrict memory access of the user program (pa, pb) to a defined memory region (sb) within the random access memory (ra, rb).. . ... Sick Ag

06/15/17 / #20170168144

Optoelectronic sensor and method for detecting an object

An optoelectronic sensor (10) for detecting an object in a monitoring area (20), the sensor (10) having at least one light transmitter (22) for transmitting a plurality of mutually separated light beams (26), a light receiver (34) with a plurality of light receiving elements (34a) for generating a respective reception signal from the remitted light beams (30) remitted by the objects, a receiving optics (32) arranged in front of the light receiver (34) and an evaluation unit (46) for obtaining information about the object from the reception signals, wherein at least some of the light receiving elements (34a) have a mutual offset in a direction perpendicular to their receiving surface.. . ... Sick Ag

05/18/17 / #20170140067

Method having a search program and a search box

A method having a search program (15) and a search box (5) for searching and locating parameters (2) and/or process data (3) in a web application (4) which is provided for operating and visualizing at least one field instrument (1), wherein the web application (4) for the search dynamically produces the parameters (2) and/or process data (3) from an operating interface (6) at the running time, with the operating interface (6) having at least one searchable data structure (7).. . ... Sick Ag

05/18/17 / #20170139039

Optoelectronic sensor and method for detecting an object

An optoelectronic sensor (10) according to the principle of triangulation for detecting an object (36) in a monitoring region (18) comprises a light transmitter (12) and a spatially resolving light receiver (26). A receiving optics (22) and an optical element (24) are arranged in front of the light receiver (26), wherein the optical element (24) comprises a converging partial region (24a) and a diverging partial region (24c) and is arranged such that a remitted light bundle (20) from an object (36) in a near range of the monitoring region (18) passes through the converging partial region (24) and a remitted light bundle (20) from an object (36) in a far range of the monitoring region (18) passes through the diverging partial region (24c).. ... Sick Ag

05/04/17 / #20170123057

Sensor for a roller track and method for recognizing objects located on a roller track

A sensor (10) for a roller track (16) is provided having a transmitter (24); a receiver (26); and a sensor element (12) which is integrated into a roller (14) of the roller track (16), which is arranged between the rollers (14) of the roller track (16) or which is arranged at the roller track (16); and having an evaluation unit (28) for recognizing objects located on the roller track (16) using a sensor signal of the sensor element (12). In this respect, the sensor element (12) has an antenna element (20); the sensor signal is a high frequency signal fed into the antenna element (20) by the transmitter (24), irradiated and subsequently again received in the receiver (26) via the antenna element (20); and the evaluation unit (28) is configured to recognize the presence of objects with reference to influences of the high frequency signal.. ... Sick Ag

04/27/17 / #20170115264

Analysis apparatus for analyzing a gas sample

The present invention relates to an analysis apparatus for analyzing a gas sample comprising a concentration measurement path receiving the gas sample; a light transmitter for transmitting light signals into the concentration measurement path; a detector for detecting light signals exiting the concentration measurement path; an evaluation unit which is adapted to determine the concentration of at least one substance present in the gas sample on the basis of the intensity of the detected light signals and on the basis of the length of the concentration measurement path; and a measurement device which is configured to determine the length of the time of flight path of the transmitted light signals optically using the light transmitter, with the evaluation unit being adapted to determine the length of the concentration measurement path on the basis of the determined length of the time of flight path.. . ... Sick Ag

04/06/17 / #20170098938

Cascade of safety switches

A cascade of safety switches includes safety switches for the monitoring of accesses of an automation system, at least one connection unit for the arrangement between two safety switches, and a terminator for the termination of the cascade of safety switches. Each safety switch has a first conductor and a second conductor. ... Sick Ag

04/06/17 / #20170098518

Safety switch for monitoring an access of an automation system comprising a stationary part and a movable part

A safety switch for monitoring an access of an automation system includes a stationary part and a movable part. The safety switch has a first housing part having an elongate shape and a second housing part having a shape form-fitted with respect to the first housing part. ... Sick Ag

03/30/17 / #20170094705

Methods of adding or removing a control into/out of a network and apparatus for carrying out said methods

To enable an addition or a removal of a control into or from a communication line without an interruption of the ongoing communication of the communication line, a method is provided of adding a control into a network of at least one first and one second control, which are provided for operating actuators, during an operation of the network, wherein the first and second controls are connected to one another in a communication line and communicate with one another via a first transmission connection of the first control and a second transmission connection of the second control; and wherein each control has an unambiguous identifier, comprising the steps of providing a third transmission connection and a fourth transmission connection between the control to be added and the first control to be connected upstream of the control to be added; providing a fifth transmission connection and a sixth transmission connection between the control to be added and the second control to be connected downstream of the control to be added; and activating the third to sixth transmission connections between the first and second controls and the control to be added on the simultaneous deactivation of the first and second transmission connections between the first and second controls and methods of removing a control from a network of at least one first and one second control and the control to be removed.. . ... Sick Ag

03/30/17 / #20170090029

Method of detecting an object

The invention relates to a method of detecting an object in which pulses of transmitted light are repeatedly transmitted into a transmission zone by means of a light source; reception light received from the detection zone is detected by means of a detection apparatus which has a plurality of detectors; and an evaluation zone is defined which comprises a plurality of detectors and within which reception light is incident onto the detectors. The method is characterized in that a plurality of part regions are fixed within the evaluation zone; the part regions are at least partly successively evaluated while using a plurality of consecutive pulses of transmitted light; and the evaluations of the part regions are combined to determine the presence of an object in the detection zone.. ... Sick Ag

03/16/17 / #the invention relates to a method of setting a plurality of part regions of a desired protected zone, in which

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03/16/17 / #20170078540

Camera for recording image data from a detection zone

The invention comprises a camera having an image sensor for recording image data from a detection zone, having two optically effective elements which are configured and arranged such that they direct light from the detection zone along two different optical paths onto two different regions of the image sensor, wherein a respective filter is located in the different optical paths and the transmission properties of the filters of the different optical paths differ with respect to at least one predefined physical property of the transmitted light.. . ... Sick Ag

03/16/17 / #20170076891

Control apparatus for controlling a switching element

To avoid additional costs, in particular by replacing a switching element too early or by expensive monitoring measures thereof, a control apparatus for controlling a switching element is provided. The control apparatus has an operating unit for setting a load stage at which the switching element can be operated, a control unit for calculating a first numerical value which reflects expected switching cycles of the switching element estimated on the basis of the set load stage and which corresponds to an expected service life of the switching element in dependence on the set load stage, and for determining a second numerical value which reflects effected switching cycles of the switching element. ... Sick Ag

03/09/17 / #20170068856

Method for the three-dimensional detection of objects

The present invention relates to a method for the three-dimensional detection of objects in which two images of a scene are detected and mutually corresponding objects in the images are identified by means of a correlation process. A binarization scheme which compares randomly selected point pairs with one another is used in the correlation process. ... Sick Ag

02/16/17 / #20170045446

Method of determining the concentration of a gas component and spectrometer therefor

The invention relates to a method and to a spectrometer for determining the concentration of a gas component, wherein a light source of the spectrometer is operated as in wms and thus a determination of the concentration can also take place in accordance with wms and the measured data can, however, additionally be processed, namely a sorting takes place on the time axis, such that the concentration can be determined using the methods of das.. . ... Sick Ag

02/16/17 / #20170045395

Optical sensor

The invention relates to an optical sensor having a light transmitter for transmitting transmitted light into a detection zone, having a first and a second light receiver which are configured for receiving received light from the detection zone which is reflected in a reflective or diffuse manner and for generating received signals from the received light, and having an evaluation unit for generating a detection signal from the received signals. The light receivers are arranged such that each light receiver receives a portion of the received light. ... Sick Ag

02/02/17 / #20170030769

Light receiver with avalanche photo diodes in a geiger mode

A light receiver (10, 50) having a plurality of avalanche photo diode elements (10, 12a-c) which are biased with a bias voltage greater than a breakthrough voltage and are thus operated in a geiger mode in order to trigger a geiger current upon light reception, and having a signal detection circuit (50) for reading out the avalanche photo diode elements (10, 12a-c), wherein the signal detection circuit (50) comprises an active coupling element (52) having an input (54) connected to the avalanche photo diode elements (10, 12a-c) and an output (56), the active coupling element (52) mapping the geiger current at the input (54) to a measuring current corresponding to the geiger current in its course and level, wherein the input (54) forms a virtual short-circuit for the geiger current with respect to a potential (ground, −ube; uconst−ube), and the output (56) is decoupled from the input (54).. . ... Sick Ag

02/02/17 / #20170030708

Distance sensor

A method of monitoring a hazardous zone (2) and a safe optoelectronic distance sensor (1) for monitoring a hazardous zone (2) at a movable machine part (3) having a protected zone (4), wherein the safe distance sensor (1) is arranged at the movable machine part (3), wherein a tool (5) is arranged at the movable machine part (3), wherein a plurality of distance sensors (1) are arranged in a modular manner and wherein the protected zone (4) is adapted to the tool (5).. . ... Sick Ag

01/19/17 / #20170016763

Optoelectronic sensor

An optoelectronic sensor for recognizing objects or object properties comprises a light transmitter for transmitting transmitted light into a detection zone, a light receiver for receiving received light and an evaluation unit which is configured to detect an object located in or projecting into a detection zone and/or to determine a property of such an object with reference to the received light received by the light receiver. The light transmitter comprises a monolithic semi-conductor component having a first light emitting layer and a second light emitting layer, with the first light emitting layer being configured for emitting red light and the second light emitting layer being configured for emitting infrared light, and with the second light emitting layer defining a central light emitting surface and the first light emitting layer defining an outer light emitting surface surrounding the central light emitting surface.. ... Sick Ag








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