THE new S3000 safety laser scanner from SICK offering Type 3 safety according to IEC/EN61496-3, is for the horizontal and vertical safeguarding of access to hazardous areas and points-of-operation.
Shorter response times, longer ranges, application-oriented I/O modules, integrated control and monitoring functions, and the possibility of connection to safety-oriented field buses make the S3000 a versatile and safe investment for the future.
The S3000's modular concept, in particular, is new. The three system components: the sensor head, the I/O module and the system plug can be flexibly combined with one another as required, and thus allow optimum preparation of the sensor for its tasks.
The S3000 can be ideally configured for its current task by selecting the standard, advanced, professional or remote I/O modules.
As the basis version, the S3000 Standard offers one protection and one warning field. The Advanced version has four protective and four warning fields as well as four digital inputs for switching protective fields. For the first time, shaft encoder connections have been integrated in a safety laser scanner for speed-dependent protective field switching. This, and the eight protective and eight warning fields, make the S3000 Professional the right safety system for mobile applications. And if, for example, both directions of movement are to be monitored on a vehicle, the remote I/O module is attached to the second S3000 sensor head.
This head then receives its control signal via the first scanner, reducing wiring costs.
The modular concept has a further advantage: a high level of investment security for the future. Thus new or further developed modules can simply be attached to the sensor head to update the safety technology at any time to the current state of the art.
All device versions share features such as their range, either 5.5m or 7.0m, response times that can be switched between 60ms and 120ms, an angular range of 190°, the simultaneous monitoring of two protective fields, switching outputs with external contact monitoring, and bus connection potential.
The application-specific configuration of the various I/O modules takes place in situ with the help of the CDS user software. It simplifies installation and commissioning, and can also be used for diagnosing faults.
During operation, all S3000 parameters are saved in the configuration memory of the system plug. This has two advantages: the device can be re-activated immediately following any interruption, and any device or module exchange can be carried out with plug and play.