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When unhindered machine access is essential
The French automotive supplier Valéo has validated the
S 3000 Standard safety laser scanner for vertical machine protection in several applications at their La Suze sur Sarthe works. Apart from its Safety Category 3 according to
EN 954-1, the possibility of unhindered machine access for operators was the decisive argument...more
The ATM 60 absolute encoder: the robust
Bronx Taylor/Wilson, English producers of pipe straightening machines, insist on the ATM 60. Several hundred devices have been installed in recent years, and none of them have been harmed by the harsh operating conditions... more
A visit to the Trade Association for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering
Whether switches or safety fencing, light curtains or laser scanners – components alone do not make machines safer. Specialist knowledge and the right attitude towards safety are just as important. Getting this interrelationship across is one of the tasks of the Berufsgenossenschaft der Feinmechanik und Elektrotechnik (BGFE), the German Trade Association for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering. SICK insight spoke with Dr. Werner Jansen, Manager of the BGFE’s Prevention Department (Training)...more
The V 4000 Press Brake optimises safety and processes
The new V 4000 Press Brake Category 4 camera sensor offers both maximum safety at work and maximum optimisation of folding processes. This has been made possible by programming a safety field whose evaluation can do more than just monitor a light path... more
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