Safety with AOPD - Active Optoelectronic Protective Devices

  • April 14, 2020


Safety light curtains and area scanners help by providing added protection for employees and equipment but first need a safety assessment of their own for proper protection. Properly defining the safety-related requirements allows for a complete risk assessment of the entire system.

This AOPD Safety System Specification document is an introduction to the selection and application of AOPD (Active Optoelectronic Protective Devices) and ESPE (Electro-Sensitive Protective Equipment), i.e., safety light curtains and area scanners. Discussed are considerations for selecting resolution, safety distances and muting and other characteristics of ESPE for safety-related applications. These characteristics are summarized for the many families of Banner Engineering light curtains to aid your selection process.

Contact our team of knowledgeable technology consults with any questions at 800-228-2790.

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