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Sensors for accident prevention are used to protect access to danger zones where
power driven equipment is used, e.g. presses, automatic metal-cutting and shaping
tools, cutters, winding machines, foundries, robots, rollers and stirrers. Sensors
which are used for the purpose of accident prevention must meet the national safety
regulations as laid down by individual regulatory bodies.
Depending on these regulations, sensors for accident protection come under the
category of contactless protective devices, which can mean through-beam sensors
or systems connected to these, such as light curtains or light grids. Protection
devices must give a switching command if parts of the body enter the protected
area. The purpose of the switching command is to prevent or interrupt a potentially
The following requirements must be fulfilled (we do not claim completeness,
appropriate local regulations take precedence):
• Specification of response time and size of obstacle on rating plate.
• Indication of at least two operating statuses.
• Prevention of any risk in case of interrupted operation of th...
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This note was uploaded on 11/01/2012 for the course CHEMICAL 102 taught by Professor Jamesrodriguez during the Spring '12 term at Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena.
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