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Banner Engineering: SX5 Safety Laser Scanner Advanced Models – New Models Better Protect Personnel and Equipment with Master/Remote Functionality

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February 24, 2021

The SX5 Series of Safety Laser Scanners has expanded with master and remote models to provide advanced features for enhanced personnel and equipment protection. The SX5 master can monitor three safety zones simultaneously with three individual safety outputs. It also features 70 unique zone sets, selectable scan codes, and partial muting to mute all or part of a safety zone while protecting the remainder of the zone.

Key Benefits

VERSATILE AGV AND MOBILE SOLUTIONS

The intelligent SX5 master replaces several functions traditionally performed by a safety PLC. Connect incremental encoders directly to the scanner, leverage up to 70 zone sets for mobile protection, and send measurement data for direct vehicle navigation all from the SX5 master device. Complete the system with a simple safety relay or Banner’s SC10 hybrid safety relay device for a compact and cost-effective design solution.

For applications that require monitoring multiple sides of an AGV, up to four scanners can be easily connected through an Ethernet-based safe communications bus, working as a single system. Each remote unit is connected to the master by a single cable that provides them with power, and the memory of the entire system is stored in the master.

THREE SCANNERS IN ONE

For single areas with multiple robots or hazards that require independent control you no longer need to use multiple scanners or safety light curtains. The SX5 master with three independent safety outputs can monitor all three areas simultaneously to simplify setup and reduce overall safeguarding costs.

For AGV and robotic cell applications, you can utilize these independent safety outputs to dynamically reduce speed or stop motion based on how close someone is to the hazard.

EASY-TO-IMPLEMENT DYNAMIC MUTING

To enable a free flow of material through the protected zones, muting sensors can be directly connected to the SX5, eliminating the expense and hassle of an external module or controller for muting. The SX5 will create a tightly protected area around the muted object while the muting function is active. Partial muting is also available, allowing you to mute only a portion of the safety zone, keeping the rest of the safety zone protected while muting. Additionally, individual safety outputs can be configured with their own muting requirements and muted zones.

SIMPLE SETUP AND INSTALLATION FOR RAPID DEPLOYMENT

The SX5 can be set up in just a few simple steps using Banner’s free configuration software. This robust software features menu-driven tools that guide users through setup and make it easy to design custom safety and warning zones to accommodate existing infrastructure and meet the specific needs of any application.

Applications

The versatility of the SX5 safety laser scanner makes it well-suited to a wide variety of applications, both traditional and non-traditional. Create horizontal or vertical detection zones and add remote scanners to reliably safeguard mobile vehicles, access points, and work areas. SX5 safety laser scanners are commonly used to safeguard:

  •    –   Operator load/unload stations
  •    –   Automated production equipment
  •    –   Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) and other mobile applications
  •    –   Robotic work cells
  •    –   Assembly and packaging machines
  •    –   Lean manufacturing systems
  •    –   Areas frequently protected by safety mats

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