The C4000 Palletizer Advanced safety light curtain meets the demands of Performance Level ‘e’ according to EN ISO 13849 and SIL3 in line with IEC 61508. The C4000 Palletizer Advanced provides the possibility of human-material differentiation without supplementary muting components, and tolerance of object detection in a variety of detection situations, such as differing pallet loads, and strapping bands or foil projecting into the monitored field.
Safety specialist Fortress Interlocks has introduced an option pod with keyswitch for the company’s amGard range of modular safety gate switches. The option pod ensures an operative can only enter a potentially hazardous area when it is safe. It prevents inadvertent restart of the machinery while they are in there, and a second pod inside the area can be used to initiate safe robot programming using the key.
Siemens has developed the Gateway CM104 TSAA, a migration solution for integrating Triconex failsafe controllers into Simatic PCS 7-based control systems. The Gateway enables existing systems to be expanded or modernised inexpensively and step by step.
Standards Australia has published three new hazardous areas standards to supersede existing standards in Australia and New Zealand.
The Rion NL series of sound level meters are designed to conduct a range of measurements, including spot checks around areas of potentially high noise levels such as production plants, construction areas and air conditioning.
The NE1A is a programmable safety controller using function block- programming logic, which allows it to be used in a simple stand-alone application as well as in a full-scale safety solution. The controller is programmed via the built-in USB port, contains 16 safety inputs, eight transistor safety outputs and four test pulse outputs. The NE1A also has DeviceNet and ethernet/IP as onboard communication protocols.
The Eichner MGB (multifunctional gate box) is an interlocking guard system for the protection of safety doors on machines and systems. Linked to machine controls, the opening of the access door via the MGB will be prevented until the machine has safely stopped.
The ReeR Janus M-Series safety light curtain is a multi-beam optoelectronic Type 4 safety system, complying with IEC61496-1,2 EN61496-1 for the protection of persons exposed to dangerous machinery or plant.
The first and last beams of the Banner Engineering EZ-Screen Low Profile (LP) safety light screens are positioned at the ends of the light screen, delivering continuous detection along the entire light screen length and eliminating the dead zones found on traditional safety light curtains.