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The Latest Innovation in Safety Laser Scanning Technology

The Latest Innovation in Safety Laser Scanning Technology

Safety laser scanning is often used for area guarding in the metalworking industry, including welding applications or laser, plasma, and oxy fuel cutting applications. However, many traditional safety laser scanners are at risk of false trips because they can be easily blinded by the ambient light from weld

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How PSDI Can Improve Productivity in 3 Applications Types

How PSDI Can Improve Productivity in 3 Applications Types

Presence Sensing Device Initiation (PSDI) refers to the use of a presence sensing device (like a light curtain) to safeguard the machine and to initiate the machine cycle. PSDI does this by sensing when the work motions of the operator (such as feeding and removing parts from

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What is my safety laser scanner telling me? microScan3 edition

What is my safety laser scanner telling me?  microScan3 edition

  This guide applies only to the microScan3 safety laser scanner.  These instructions do not replace the product operating manual.  If you have another model of safety laser scanner from SICK, see our previous post for more information about the diagnostic logs.  When lights are flashing on

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Presence Sensing Device Initiation (PSDI): The Simple, Safe Way to Increase Productivity

Presence Sensing Device Initiation (PSDI): The Simple, Safe Way to Increase Productivity

Thanks to the PSDI (Presence Sensing Device Initiation) function in the Flexi Soft safety controller, it is possible to control the press cycle in manual insertion presses using a type 4 safety light curtain in PSDI mode. As soon as the worker removes his or her hand

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[VIDEO] What is Fault Masking and How to Eliminate Your Risk?

[VIDEO] What is Fault Masking and How to Eliminate Your Risk?

Large machines have at least one thing in common across all industries: the need for a variety of protective devices. However, as the complexity increases, so do the integration requirements. It becomes increasingly critical to ensure the machine stops safely in the case of danger or a fault—and that

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