Safety scanners are also known as safety laser scanners, sentinel laser scanners or laser scanners. They fall under the category of photoelectric safety devices, since they probe the immediate vicinity using a laser signal thereby creating two-dimensional protection or warning fields. The protection and/or warning zones can be defined via parametrisation software. This means that it is possible to stop all machine movements when entering a protection zone and eliminate the associated hazards.
In contrast, when entering the warning fields, signals can be triggered by acoustic and optical signal towers, such as signal towers.
Where are safety scanners used?
In safety technology, safety scanners play an important role. They contribute to safe processes and protect users against hazards from machines. This is why they are frequently used for the following tasks:
The individual components can be combined and connected in customised ways.
The laser scanner is suitable for a protection field range up to 5.5 m as well as a warning field range up to 50 m. The scanning angle can be set up to 275° and the resolution can be freely selected from 30 mm. Therefore the laser scanner is also ideal for protecting your hands against machine hazards.
In addition, the safety scanner can also be configured simply using the free parametrisation software DLSentinel and thanks to PLd is suitably flexible for most safety applications.
If you place value on safe operational processes, you should consider using laser scanners to create protective and warning fields.
The Datalogic safety scanner is generally available from stock at Automation24, and if ordered by 3 pm can be shipped free of charge on the same day.