Robotics Industry News
“Smart Process Gating” is Reinventing Muting
Leuze Electronic, Inc. Posted 01/26/2018
MLC 530 SPG, safety light curtains with “Smart Process Gating”, provides efficient access guarding without muting sensors in a compact, space saving system design at entry/exit gates. The MLC 530 SPG also offers high security against tampering while allowing changes in transport material with no alignment of sensors needed.
New Hudson, Michigan – When safety light curtains are guarding a danger zone where material must be moved automatically into or out of the zone, the muting technique is typically used. Typically, this is accomplished with additional muting sensors that detecting transport material and distinguish between transport material and personnel.
A new product, invented and offered by Leuze electronic now provides an easier and more efficient solution for this type of muting application without the need for additional sensors.
Our innovative MLC 530 SPG (“Smart Process Gating”) light curtains, use a control signal provided by the PLC and the interruption of the protective field itself for bridging to the material transport. The SPG method meets the material transport requirements without the need for additional sensors.
Therefore, systems can be designed to be more compact and the risk of misalignment or damage to the sensors is eliminated as is the costs for their maintenance and servicing. MLC 530 SPG safe guards’ danger zones against unauthorized access while still allowing material to enter and exit without the use of additional muting sensors in the intralogistics, automotive and packaging industries.
About Leuze electronic
Leuze electronic is one of the world's innovation leaders in optical sensors and is internationally known as a leading manufacturer and solution provider in electrical automation. Its main focus is on the areas of intralogistics, packaging industry, machine tools and automotive industry as well as medical technology. The product range includes switching and measuring sensors, identification systems, solutions for image processing and data transmission and also occupational safety components and systems. Founded in 1963, the company, with headquarters in Owen (Germany), possesses specific application know-how as well as comprehensive industry knowledge. More than 1000 employees at 22 locations are involved in development, production, sales and service – supported by more than 40 sales partners around the world. Innovative product developments, tailor-made complete solutions and an extensive range of services stand for the "Smart Sensor Business 4.0" at Leuze electronic.