SICK Safety Camera is a Versatile Light Curtain Alternative

SICK V300 Safety Camera 1stsafetynewsSICK UK has launched the V300 infra-red vision camera to offer a convenient and reliable Type 3 alternative to a safety guard light curtain in production and warehouse environments.

The ISO 13849-1 PLd compliant and competitively-priced SICK V300 has a resolution of 20mm and is suitable for protection of areas up to 1.5m by 1.5m, or more if synchronised as a multi-device unit.

“The V300 is an incredibly useful device,” comments Dr Martin Kidman, SICK UK machinery safety specialist. “It also solves the problem where a Type 2 light curtain now no longer meets the requirements for PLd applications and the change to a Type 4 light curtain is too expensive, or is clumsy and intrusive. Read more

Bernstein’s ISO14119 compliant CSMS protects against manipulation

B CSMS Schalter BetaetigerSwitches, sensors and enclosures specialist, Bernstein Ltd, exhibited at the Manufacturing Technologies Association MACH show for the first time earlier this month where it showcased the safety potential of its products to key decision makers from the machine building industry.

Bernstein provides a number of products which are used to ensure the safety of operatives at the point of contact between human and machine. Products including sensors, and safety and limit switches, are used by Machine Tools manufacturers in their initial specifications and can also be fitted retrospectively. Read more

Scalable solutions from Pilz at the Total Processing & Packaging Exhibition 2013

Visitors to the Pilz stand G16 at the Total Processing and Packaging Exhibition will benefit from the experience of a team of Machine Safety Experts, on-hand throughout the show to discuss functional safety-related control solutions, standards and training courses for process and packaging applications found in the food, beverage, tobacco, pharmaceutical and other industrial sectors.

Visitors to the Pilz stand G16 at the Total Processing and Packaging Read more

Are your safeguards as safe as you think?

There are machines in the UK fitted with multiple guards which are monitored in one circuit by series connected safety switches; does this sound like one of your machines?  Can any of these guards be opened simultaneously? Then read on!        

Historically the practise of series-wired safety switches has arisen because it saved money on cabling and safety relays, Read more