OD Mini Optical Displacement Sensor

April 01, 2014

SICK announced the launch of the low cost OD Mini short range distance sensor for precise measurement tasks. Depending on the application, the OD Mini offers measuring ranges from 100 to 250mm.

The OD Mini uses CMOS receiver technology, ensuring accurate, high-resolution measurements regardless of brightness and color of the surface material. The OD Mini is a stand-alone device that uses a simple teach-in LED display or an external teaching input, providing cost-saving commissioning. An integrated amplifier unit reduces the amount of cabling. This compact sensor is available in two sensor housings, including a rugged 70-gram stainless steel housing for harsh environments and a lightweight 40-gram aluminum housing for standard applications.

A range of interfaces, including analog and switching outputs, ensure the OD Mini can be easily integrated into industrial networks. Its precise measurement capabilities enable high machine throughput, making the OD Mini ideal for positioning, classification and quality control applications in the robotics, machine tools, electronics, automotive and packaging industries.

Related Glossary Terms

  • outer diameter ( OD)

    outer diameter ( OD)

    Dimension that defines the exterior diameter of a cylindrical or round part. See ID, inner diameter.

  • quality assurance ( quality control)

    quality assurance ( quality control)

    Terms denoting a formal program for monitoring product quality. The denotations are the same, but QC typically connotes a more traditional postmachining inspection system, while QA implies a more comprehensive approach, with emphasis on “total quality,” broad quality principles, statistical process control and other statistical methods.

  • robotics


    Discipline involving self-actuating and self-operating devices. Robots frequently imitate human capabilities, including the ability to manipulate physical objects while evaluating and reacting appropriately to various stimuli. See industrial robot; robot.