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NEW ERA FOR SAFETY: SICK MICROSCAN3 LASER SCANNER IS HERE

23-05-2016
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SICK, a leader in sensor technology, has introduced the microScan3, a laser scanner that sets a new benchmark in safety.

The new generation microScan3 is based on the patented safe measurement principle safe- HDDM™.

The microScan3 delivers outstanding reliability under challenging conditions and an extensive scanning range – all in a single highly compact housing.

It also delivers the right features to meet requirements for straightforward, intuitive operation.

More than 20 years of experience with safety laser scanners and their applications in industrial environments have gone into the development of the microScan3.

By creating this equipment, the main aim is to combine safety – safe detection of people in hazardous areas – with productivity.

Thanks to safeHDDM™, the microScan3 offers outstanding reliability, even when ambient light or dust come into play, as the stop signal is only issued when there is a risk to people present.

The microScan3 emits 80,000 individual pulses per scan – compared with conventional measuring processes.

This ensures that several times the amount of data is available for evaluation. The microScan3 uses this multitude of individual pulses to calculate 700 safe measured values.

New filters and intelligent algorithms ensure that safeHDDM™ is safe and that the microScan3 is able to detect even those objects that have just 1.8% remission, such as black clothing.

At the same time, the new technology creates improved reliability when dust and ambient light is present in the environment.

One of the key criteria when using safety laser scanners is the scanning range to size ratio – and with safe-HDDM™, the microScan3 is not only extremely compact, but is also able to monitor large areas measuring as much as 73 m2.

Another significant advantage of using a state-of-the-art safety laser scanner is its suitability for corner mounting, allowing it to monitor two sides of a machine. While a scanning angle of 270° is theoretically enough to cover this, the microScan3 is the very first safety laser scanner to feature a scanning angle of 275°.

Without this additional 5°, safety gaps can easily emerge if a laser scanner is mounted without precision – meaning that the microScan3 eliminates this problem altogether.

With state-of-the-art technology on board and significantly better performance, it would be easy to assume that this innovative solution goes hand in hand with more complex commissioning and operation.

However, the microScan3 represents another platform – for safety in this case – that has enabled SICK to combine straight forward, intuitive operation with intelligent connectivity.

This makes it the perfect answer for better productivity, flexible production, and excellent system throughput. Even configuration is a quick process with the new Safety Designer software.

And during operation, the status indicators, LEDs, and display remain easily visible from many different angles – even from a long distance away. Important diagnostic messages can be selected directly using pushbuttons during operation, and appear on the display.

With the microScan3 safety is made simple.

 

SICK Pty Ltd

Ph: 1800 334 802

www.sick.com.au

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