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Safeguarding danger zones with electrosensitive protective equipment

When is it suitable to safeguard danger zones with electrosensitive protective equipment? Use ESPE if you do not wish to prevent access to or encroachment of the danger zone but instead wish to safely stop the hazardous movement. The protected field is in this case safeguarded by optical sensors. Find out more about the wide range of possible applications!

Access guarding on robot cells

Access guarding on robot cells

You wish to safeguard access to your robot cell without using guards? Light curtains are particularly well suited when barrier-free access is required. They monitor entry into the danger zone and safely switch off the robot as soon as they detect access by a person. An acknowledgement via the controller must be provided to restart the robot.

Multi-sided safeguarding of robots

Instead of safety fences, robots can also be safeguarded with a simple combination of a pair of light curtains and two mirror columns. The mirror columns deflect the light beams of the light curtains so that one pair of light curtains is sufficient for monitoring all three accessible sides. As a result they do not only safely monitor access to the danger zone, but also save space, costs and installation time!

Robot cells

Safeguarding presses

Access guarding on presses

Robust light curtains with a rapid response time and a high performance level are in demand to safeguard presses. Rely on light curtains with finger protection to protect your employees against injury at the press. The press is safely stopped as soon as the light curtains detect a finger in their protected field.

Multi-sided safeguarding of press lines

There are regular tool changes on long press lines. The tools are then transported on rails to get them into or out of the press, for example. The entrance and exit area must be safeguarded in this case. Save space, costs and installation time! Simply combine a pair of light curtains with two mirror columns. The mirror columns deflect the infrared beams of the light curtains. This only requires one pair of light curtains to safeguard all three sides to be monitored!

Safeguarding of press lines

Safeguarding work stations in close proximity

Safeguarding work stations in close proximity

Light curtains may interfere with each other when several work stations are in close proximity. You wish to avoid this interference? Then use light curtains with integrated coding! Coded light curtains do not interfere with each other even in close proximity. This is particularly true if the transmitter of the first pair of light curtains emits beams in the direction of the receiver of the second pair of light curtains. In this case, you can configure the light curtain pairs with different beam codes, for example Code A and Code B.


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