SICK has released the S 3000 safety laser scanner with a 7m-deep protective field that retains Laser Protection Class 1.
It can be used for horizontal safeguarding of hazardous areas and points-of-operation, as well as for the vertical safeguarding of access. It offers short response times, application-oriented I/O modules and direct connection of incremental encoders in mobile applications. It also has integrated control and monitoring functions and can connect to safety-oriented field buses.
A resolution of 70 mm is possible at the maximum range of 7m. This means that a person's leg can be reliably detected at this distance and a machine's hazardous movement brought to a stop.