**-First Ethernet-compliant laser safety scanners, now available at RS Components
**-Omron OS32C family allows configuration, status monitoring, and alert analysis from the desktop
OXFORD, UK, 19 May 2015:
(RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc
(LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has added an industry first to
its machine guarding and safety portfolio: Ethernet-compliant laser scanners
that dramatically simplify management of safety zones on factory floors.
The Omron OS32C
type 3 safety laser scanners provide compact and versatile presence detection to
protect machine operators and factory staff. By integrating an Ethernet
interface, the scanners allow easy configuration via a remote PC with few inputs
required. Supervisors can monitor status from the desktop and analyse the causes
of any emergency stops, which helps improve safety practices and reporting.
Multiple OS32Cs can be connected to the LAN and monitored in turn.
Each sensor allows one safety zone of up to 4 metres radius and two warning
zones of up to 15 metres, and can generate an alarm sounder, speed-control
signal or emergency stop if zone conditions are breached. It is also capable of
direction monitoring, and can detect intrusion from either side thanks to the
generous 270°detection angle.
The OS32C comprises a detachable sensor block and an I/O block, which stores the
configuration. This allows fast and easy replacement of any damaged sensors,
with no reprogramming required. The I/O block is available with rear or side
cable entry for extra flexibility. At 104.5mm diameter, weighing 1.3kg, and
drawing only 5W active and 3.75W standby power consumption, the sensors are easy
both to handle and install. RS also has
cables and brackets to assist installers