TranspaTect - Photoelectric sensors

By SICK Pty Ltd

One thing is clear - no reflector needed


Thanks to new technologies from SICK, TranspaTect MultiTask photoelectric sensors are now able to detect transparent and semitransparent trays and bottles without the need for reflectors, a frequent source of errors. In these applications, the reference surface is provided by a stable matte background. Sensitivity is taught in simply by pressing the teach-in button. Even high-gloss, reflective, or uneven surfaces can be detected reliably. Combined with AutoAdapt, SICK’s function for continuous threshold adaptation, TranspaTect sensors provide a cost-effective and reliable detection solution in packaging processes in the food and beverage, and pharmaceuticals industries.


At a glance

  • High-performance SICK technology
  • No reflectors required
  • Existing machine parts are used as reference target
  • AutoAdapt for continuous threshold adaptation in contaminated conditions
  • PinPoint LED with bright and precise light spot
  • Easy-to-use teach-in button
  • Status LEDs visible from all sides
  • Rugged metal housing (PTFE coating available on request)

Your benefits

  • Reliable detection of transparent and semitransparent objects without a reflector
  • Reliable detection of objects regardless of color or surface qualities
  • Freedom of machine design: no mounting system for the installation of a reflector required
  • Quick commissioning: there is no need to mount a reflector or precisely adjust the sensor
  • High operational safety: if the background becomes contaminated, object detection will continue uninterrupted
  • Machine downtime is minimized: the integrated AutoAdapt function extends the time between cleanings
  • Heightened productivity: mechanical and chemical ruggedness due to the metal housing