With the world’s first safe complete solution for protection zone monitoring based on radar technology, Pilz is expanding its portfolio in the field of safe sensor technology. It consists of the safe radar system LBK System from Inxpect S.p.A. and the configurable small controller PNOZmulti 2. This complete solution enables complex applications and rugged environments to be monitored safely, even outdoors. The robust radar technology ensures high availability even where there are external influences such as dust, dirt, rain, light, sparks or shock.
Safe protection zone monitoring with radar technology
With the underlying radar technology (FMCW: frequency modulated continuous wave), the LBK System offers volume monitoring with a frequency of 24 - 24.25 GHz and it can be used up to SIL 2, PL d and Category 2. The safety-related functions covered by the system include the “detection function” and the “restart interlock”. While the detection function brings the machine to a safe state as soon as the danger zone is violated, the restart interlock prevents the machine starting up automatically when there are still persons in the danger zone.