New Machine Guarding Features

Dec. 1, 2004
Several new features have been added to the EZ-Screen non-contact, point-of-operation machine guarding safety light system. Key additions include fixed blanking to accommodate materials and tooling inflow with no reduction of operator safety, a cascading option for connection of up to four EZ-Screen pairs, and multiple AC interfaces.

Fixed blanking—programmed via onboard DIP switches—allows for stationary objects such as tooling or materials inflow to be ignored when positioned in a defined set of beams. The cascading option allows up to four systems of varying sizes, lengths and resolutions to be wired together to form a unified control stop element with a single cable interface. The optional AC power supplies with safety relay outputs add more flexibility to the EZ-Screen system. EZ-Screen pair pricing starts at $750.