More safety in harsh environments
With the LBK radar system, Leuze has expanded its safety product range. The 3D safety system reliably monitors danger zones – even in harsh environments with dirt, dust and welding sparks.
“The big advantage of the LBK safety radar system is that it is resistant to environmental influences and is yet very sensitive and reliably detects movements,” says Jörg Packeiser, marketing manager for safety at Leuze. “In addition, the LBK radar technology monitors a three-dimensional space and not just a two-dimensional surface.”
The LBK radar system responds to movements and generates a stop signal as soon as a person enters the monitored area. By only interrupting operating processes if someone actually remains in the danger zone, the system thereby avoids unnecessary shutdowns and, at the same time, increases the availability of the machine or system. As soon as all persons have again left the danger zone, the machines can start up again.
Leuze says the radar technology can reliably differentiate between people and static objects because it detects even stationary persons located in the protected area. Static objects, such as pallets or material containers, can be left in the protected area without problem. They do not result in a system interruption.
The LBK safety radar system is used primarily for restart protection and for monitoring hidden areas. Users can adapt it to their individual requirements: with the number and position of the sensors, with the adjustable operating range as well as with the selectable opening angle. The system also uses its 3D radar technology to monitor areas on steps or pedestals and areas shaded by non-metallic objects.
To safeguard larger areas, up to six radar sensors can be connected together via a controller. In this way, the system offers a maximum monitoring area of 15 x 4 meters. The individual sensors can be connected to form groups. If necessary, these groups can be switched off, thereby allowing the system to adapt to dynamic processes.
Another advantage of the LBK safety radar system is that the easy-to-operate configuration software can be adapted to define the system parameters. Certified safety experts from Leuze are available to discuss any potential applications and can also assist with configuration and commissioning of systems.
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