Magnetek Inc. has added two new systems to its collision avoidance family of products. The ReFlx 45 and LaserGuard 2 join the ReFlx 120 as options to enhance the performance of overhead material handling systems by preventing crane-to-crane or crane-to-end-stop collisions. Avoiding collisions results in reduced maintenance costs and increased operator safety.
The new ReFlx 45 is designed for a single stop event with one contact point. All electronic components are built into the IP67-rated housing, enabling easy installation on overhead material handling applications. ReFlx 45 has a detection range of 3-45 feet, and the system includes a sensor, 2x2 foot reflector, and sensor bracket. The ReFlx 45’s LED power and range indicator lights allow for easy set-up and troubleshooting, while the optional DIN rail for mounting simplifies retrofit installations in harsh environments.
Next generation LaserGuard2 is able to detect between 8 inches and 150 feet. It uses self-monitoring optical lasers to check a crane’s position and the multi-distance detection feature is flexible enough to manage crane-to-crane and crane-to-wall operation. The LaserGuard2 system includes a laser support unit, 2x2 foot reflector, laser, mounting bracket, and sensor cable. Pushbutton programming makes the LaserGuard2 easy to use and a visible red light provides easy alignment and quick set-up.
The ReFlx 120 system, which features solid-state control board in a small enclosure, completes the collision avoidance family and includes a sensor, sensor cable, 2x2 foot reflector, and controller.