Minneapolis, Minn., – SICK, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems and automatic identification products for industrial applications, today announced the S300 Safety Laser Scanner. The innovative S300 from SICK is ideal for applications where the hazardous area to be monitored is less than two meters. The S300 augments the company’s existing line of industry-proven, non-contact safeguarding solutions for use in a variety of manufacturing and warehouse distribution environments, and provides a more economical option for smaller scanning ranges.
The S300 reduces downtime and helps eliminate damage, injuries and accidents in a wide variety of safety applications. Its ultra-compact housing and low power consumption make this device an ideal choice for providing oncoming fork detection on AGVs, or safeguarding workers in the path of manned fork lifts and transfer cars. It’s also an excellent non-contact alternative to safety mats.
The S300 has a 270-degree scanning angle, which helps eliminate gaps in the area being safeguarded. This new scanner also offers a selectable resolution of 30, 40, 50, 70 mm and is Type 3 (IEC 61496-3), SIL2 (IEC 61508).
SICK is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems and automatic identification products for industrial applications. With nearly 450 patents, SICK continues to lead the industry in new product innovations. The diversity of its product line allows SICK to offer solutions at every phase of production in the semiconductor, automotive, packaging, electronics, food and beverage, and material handling markets. SICK was founded in 1946 and has operations or representation in 65 countries worldwide.