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GIT Security Awards: Safe Automation winners

The winners of the GIT Security Awards Safe Automation category have been announced, with Leuze Electronic taking first place for its laser safety scanners. The winners are are follows:


1st place

Leuze Electronic: RSL400 – Safety laser scanners

There are 16 models with ranges of up to 8.25m and two autonomous protective functions. In combination with the compact design, the devices’ large scanning angle of 270 degrees is especially advantageous when safeguarding around a corner. The safety laser scanners can be configured not only using Ethernet TCP/IP but also wirelessly via Bluetooth. The creation of protective fields (100 field pairs) and function assignment is easy with application-oriented one-step configuration. A text display with electronic level ensures simple alignment of the scanner and robust connection unit. With this mechanical and electrical basis, realignment and readjustment are no longer necessary.


2nd place

Omron Electronics: F3SG – Safety light curtain series

Investigations done by Omron show that most time-consuming actions in the life cycle of a safety light curtain are caused by alignment and troubleshooting during operation. Therefore, the company decided to improve these issues and designed features to reduce the required time dramatically (up to 80 per cent). The Smartclick connectors are able to reduce time required for wiring and replacement. The light curtains’ LEDs and the powerful configuration software (that allows logging of signal sequence in muting applications), save troublesome attempts at alignment and prevent unexpected machine stops. In case of an error, operators can use a special QRCode that links to a multilingual website to check details quickly for trouble shooting and countermeasures.


3rd place

Wieland Electric: SP-COP2 – Compact safety control

The new Compact module SP-COP2 is a safety controller and provides in 45mm housing width, 16 safe inputs, four safe outputs, four user-configurable safe inputs/outputs, integrated USB and Ethernet interfaces and an SD card slot for the program storage with 512MB of memory. The product offers industrial Ethernet protocols such as Modbus/TCP, Profinet and Ethernet/IP on-board and can be modularly expanded by a further 144 safe inputs/outputs. Projects can be realised with the new SamosPlan5+ with hardware configuration, logic programming, offline simulation and analysis of the logic of the project documentation and diagnostics in the operation log and time stamp.

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