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.
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