Global leader in automatic data capture and industrial automation markets, Datalogic Automation has entered into a partnership with SMI Group, one of the world’s largest producers of bottling plants and packaging machines, for the integration of Datalogic sensors into SMI’s equipment.
Datalogic Automation is a world-class producer of bar code readers, mobile computers, sensors, vision systems and laser marking equipment.
SMI will integrate Datalogic sensors into their bottling and packaging machines, delivered to major corporations in the food & beverage sectors such as Carlsberg, Coca Cola, Danone, Diageo, Inbev, Heinz, Heineken, Nestlè, PepsiCo, SABMiller and Unilever. The agreement will also enable the two companies to collaborate on the development of new solutions to meet and anticipate the future needs of customers.
Datalogic was selected both for the excellent quality of their technology solutions as well as their ability to deliver a comprehensive range of products. Apart from supplying photoelectric, inductive, capacitive and ultrasound sensors, Datalogic also offers safety barriers, vision systems and laser marking solutions.
Datalogic will supply the IS inductive proximity sensors, the M18 tubular photoelectric sensors in the S15 series, the SR21 slot sensors, the S3Z miniature sensors, the S8 compact sensors, the S7 fibre optic amplifiers and US18 ultrasound sensors.
The IS series offers a complete range of sensors from 6.5mm to 30mm diameter, with the ability to detect metal objects at distances from 1.5mm to 20mm.
The M18 standard tubular photoelectric sensors in the S15 series include a complete range of optic functions in diffuse, retro-reflective or through-beam mode, with plastic or stainless versions, IP69K protection, and certified for use in the food and bottling industry.
The SR21 slot sensors enable label detection at high resolution and speed, with response times of only 20 µs and detection frequencies up to 25 kHz.
The S3Z series includes a complete range of miniature photoelectric sensors, with budget models for basic applications and laser emission models for the detection of small objects or at high speed.
The S8 series of compact sensors is used for more advanced applications, especially in the detection of contrast, luminescence, transparent objects, and diffuse mode with background suppression. The sensor’s IP69K rating makes it suitable for the food and bottling industry.
The S7 series fibre optic amplifiers are used for the detection of small objects or in areas difficult to access using normal photoelectric sensors with integrated optics.
The US18 ultrasound sensors offer the most suitable alternative to photoelectric sensors in terms of transparent object detection such as for plastics, glass or liquids, or when optical reflections are involved.