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AGC Avoids Collisions with Safety Laser Scanners

AGC Avoids Collisions with Safety Laser Scanners

In 2015, the young Danish company Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) introduced the German market to the MiR100, an automated guided cart (AGC) that works like clockwork. Built-in S300 safety laser scanners, 3D cameras, and ultrasound ensure that the robot stops automatically as soon as it encounters a person or a static object.

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Communicate with Safety PLCs using the microScan3 Safety Laser Scanner EtherNet/IP & PROFINET

Communicate with Safety PLCs using the microScan3 Safety Laser Scanner EtherNet/IP & PROFINET

The microScan3 is part of a powerful new generation of safety laser scanners designed to get your plant Industry 4.0 ready. Every version of the microScan3 is equipped with safeHDDM (High Definition Distance Measurement) scanning technology generating more the 80,000 pulses per scan, making it highly resistant to ambient light, dust

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Safety, Risk, and Performance Levels: A Guide to Functional Safety

Safety, Risk, and Performance Levels: A Guide to Functional Safety

What is Risk? Risk is defined as “the combination of the severity of harm and the probability of occurrence of that harm”. Simply put: Risk = extent of damage x  probability of occurrence High and low risk are the two extremes of machines. An example of a high risk is

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SICK, Inc. Hosts Robotics Industries Association Subcommittee Meetings

SICK, Inc. Hosts Robotics Industries Association Subcommittee Meetings

As part of SICK’s ongoing dedication to the North American safety market, SICK hosted the recent safety standards development work of the Robotic Industries Association (RIA).  This weeklong meeting consisted of two subcommittees: R15.06, addressing the safety of industrial robots and robot systems; and R15.08, drafting a new

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Using LiDAR for Collision Avoidance & Navigation Support in the Warehouse

Using LiDAR for Collision Avoidance & Navigation Support in the Warehouse

Modern electric lifting trucks, order pickers, tugs, and mobile transport platforms provide users with additional potential benefits thanks to the option of semi-autonomous operation.  As well as ensuring that vehicles make collision-free journeys, 2D LiDAR sensors from SICK’s TiM series also deliver precise measurement data for navigation purposes.

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