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Human-Machine Interaction Passes SICK’s ‘Safety IQ’ Test at MACH 2018

Sarah Mead, Editor


Tags: Safety in Engineering

Topics: Safety in Engineering

The 2018 MACH Show will be the platform for demonstrating SICK’s UK SafetyIQ concept, the company’s universal approach to ensuring safe, compliant personnel protection without compromising on machine availability, efficiency and productivity.

SICK’s machinery safety experts will be on hand on stand H18-421 to discuss SafetyIQ, a full suite of safety products, services and systems underpinned by networking and integration that enables customers to achieve Industry 4.0-ready functional safety in automated production. 

Safe human-machine collaboration will take centre stage on SICK’s stand with an Industry 4.0 robot exhibit. Visitors will be able to personally interact with the robot, demonstrating a range of SICK solutions including robot guidance, RFID and 2D LiDAR scanning technologies as well as showing how SICK’s safety light curtain and laser scanning technologies can be successfully integrated with the SICK FlexiSoft safety controller.

Among the highlights on the SICK stand will be the SICK microScan3 safety laser scanner with recently-added EtherNet/IPTM and PROFINET compatibility to enable easy integration of safety laser scanners into a safe network. This also facilitates simultaneous field evaluation of up to four fields, instead of the single field offered by standard I/O scanners. 

The stand will also demonstrate a range of SICK’s positioning encoders including the DFS60S Pro incremental encoder which enables motion to be safely controlled in automated guided vehicles or machinery requiring frequent operator interaction. The DFS60S Pro enables safe operator interaction at slow speeds without the need to stop the machine.

Especially when teamed with the Flexi Soft FX3-MOC Drive Monitor, the DFS60S Pro permits safe working without loss of productivity during routine operations.

For more information on the SICK range of products, please contact Andrea Hornby on 01727 831121 or email andrea.hornby@sick.co.uk.

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