Posts Tagged safety

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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Safety and More – SICK Provides Protection and Navigation Data for KUKA’s KMR IIWA

Safety and More - SICK Provides Protection and Navigation Data for KUKA's KMR IIWA

Industrial production in the future will see us working with assistants that are modular, versatile and, above all else, mobile. In KMR iiwa, KUKA Roboter GmbH has developed a fully automated, autonomous solution that combines the LBR iiwa lightweight robot and the OmniMove mobile platform. KUKA’s long-standing partnership

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How to Calculate Safety Distance for Light Curtains

How to Calculate Safety Distance for Light Curtains

When safeguarding your machinery, it is not enough to simply install a light curtain(s) and assume that the machine is now safe. Calculating safety distance, as defined by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), is a crucial step for any light curtain installation.  This post explains how to

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