Intuitive, easy-to-use, for diagnostic communication
The OptoShield OS3100 Laser Light Safety Scanner, an advanced area laser scanner with advanced diagnostic communications and superior interface options, has the unique ability to adapt to both dynamic and irregular hazardous environments. OptoShield also features two detection zone sets that can be externally selected to monitor changing hazardous areas, without the need for additional external controls. OptoShield provides diagnostic communications never before available in safety scanners, including a two-digit numeric display, four standard LED status indicators and patented Intrusion Indicators that identify where the safety zone is encroached without the need for difficult diagnostic searches and an external computer display. Interface innovations include EDM/MPCE monitoring for control reliability so that OptoShield is safely integrated into the control panel of the hazardous machinery. The outputs of the OptoShield handle 625 mA to activate the larger widely-used safety relays. Scientific Technologies Inc. http://rbi.ims.ca/4912-546
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.