Sensing and Safety

An extremely broad category, we group these areas together under the basic premise that they take inputs from the external world into a machine, so that the machine can operate accordingly. It is an important distinction to note, however, that to meet standards for human safety around machines, specifically safety-rated components must be used in accordance with applicable standards and a Risk Assessment procedure must be followed. We highly encourage consultation with a professional when applying safety hardware to a machine or process.

Sensors

Photoelectric Sensors operate on the general principle of light being reflected… read more

Proximity Sensors operate on the principle of a target interfering with a… read more

Ultrasonic Sensors operate by emitting a low-frequency vibration, and… read more

Measurement Sensors measure distance to an object very precisely and relays… read more

Vision Systems operate by taking a picture of the target and applying software… read more

Limit Switches are a simple, rugged way to detect a part and operate by physical… read more

E3ZM Photoelectric Sensors

 
Safety

Encoders can be rotary (such as on the back of a servo motor) or linear… read more

Safety Light Curtains are linear arrays of photoelectric emitters and receivers… read more

Safety Laser Scanners are an alternative to light curtains and hard-guarding… read more

Safety Mats operates when a user (or some heavy object) steps onto a… read more

Emergency Stop Devices or E-Stops are required by NFPA codes on all… read more

Safety Monitoring Relays is a panel-mounted electronic device that takes inputs… read more

Safety Controllers or Safety PLCs are a Monitoring Relay with additional… read more

Safety Door Switches come in a variety of shapes, but the basic… read more

Safety Laser Scanner