Safety laser scanners to increase monitoring flexibility and machine productivity
Omron Automation and Safety’s OS32C-4M safety laser scanners feature pollution tolerance modes that allow them to operate in dirty and dusty application environments. This provides the user with flexible safety monitoring as well as improved machine safety and productivity. These Type 3 safety laser scanners provide a 4-meter safety range, 15-meter warning zones and a 270-degree detection angle. They can also be mounted 4 meters high to eliminate the possibility of tampering.
These safety laser scanners can report status and measurement data via EtherNet/IP. This helps keep machines up and running by enabling users to check the operating state and analyze the cause of an emergency stop via LAN, and take quick corrective action, even in large-scale applications with multiple scanners. They are also available with user tools that help speed customer development time and conserve engineering resources.
Additionally, the configuration tool provides a "maintenance access level" enabling users to make only non-safety related programming changes, and employs a "non-safety checksum" for easier re-commissioning when non-safety changes are made. A "zone coordinate import/export" function allows users to modify the shape and size of a monitoring zone by importing coordinates from a text file.
The laser scanners also provide configurable object resolutions of 30, 40, 50 and 70 mm to accommodate hand and arm detection applications. They feature a compact 104.5 mm profile, light 1.3 kg weight and consume just 5 W power (3.75 W in standby mode). The scanner’s status display and eight Individual Sector Indicators also enable users to determine at a glance the unit’s operating state and error codes, and assess the direction of an intrusion.
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