IN4000 Inductive Safety Sensors by Sick
The IN4000 from SICK is a non-contact safety position sensor that replaces traditional contact devices that are prone to wear and failure, reducing downtime caused by replacing worn out switches. The IN4000 is a control reliable sensor that is activated by metal, so it does not require a separate coded actuator. The IN4000 is also extremely flexible in that it can be connected directly to an IN4000 relay evaluation unit, various SICK safety bus networks, or approved third party safety controllers.
The IN4000 Inductive Safety Sensor is ideal for robot axis and gantry positioning to either find “home” position or safe, end-of-travel positions and to limit robot motion outside of its restricted space. It can also be used as a safeguarding solution for detecting “door open” and “door close” positions on a machine.
SICK is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems and automatic identification products for industrial applications. Whether automating factories or optimizing distribution centers, SICK provides cost-effective solutions.
SICK has been a technology leader for more than 50 years. Leveraging a history of innovation, the company has pioneered a long line of industry firsts – such as the first safety light curtain, the first bar code reader, the first color sensor, and many more. These innovations provide solutions to the automotive, airline, manufacturing, packaging, and material handling industries.
The North American subsidiary of SICK was established in 1976. Company headquarters are located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with sales throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. SICK employs more than 4000 people worldwide, with 2004 sales at approximately 500 million.