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New SICK OS2000 IP67/SIL2 outdoor scanners for industrial safety
Article Type: New products From: Industrial Robot: An International Journal, Volume 36, Issue 3
The new OS2000 outdoor scanning sensor has been developed by SICK (Figure 1), the leading manufacturer of intelligent sensors and sensor solutions, for a high reliability, outdoors electronic safety and security screen despite the harshest conditions and exposure.
Figure 1 SICK’s IP67 rated/PLd and SIL 2 certificated OS2000 outdoor scanning sensors
SICK’s IP67 rated/performance level d (PLd) and SIL2 certificated OS2000 laser scanner system detects movement of people, vehicles and objects for safety, security and collision avoidance, including emergency stops and machine control and is ideal for all external industrial environments.
The OS2000 is extremely easy to install and set-up, yet capable of sophisticated and multi-sensor deployment with its intelligent BUS connections. Its versatility allows it to be used for a wide variety of situations and applications, vertically or horizontally, and reconfiguration to meet changed conditions is easy.
The OS2000 is believed to be the first scanner of its type to be CE certificated to PLd (EN ISO 13849-1) and SIL2 (EN162061), which allow it to be used where safety demands are critical.
Use of high-reliability electronics and with self-testing and system status indication capability ensure its operability in situations where mechanically based safety systems might fail or not offer the flexibility and controllability required.
The OS2000’s scanning angle of 100 or 180° and range of up to 20 m enables very effective coverage of wide areas with an economical use of scanners. The operating temperature range between −30 and +50°C, and IP67 environmental protection housings, mean security whatever the weather or environment, from marine to desert, winter or summer.
For further information, please visit the web site: www.sick.co.uk