Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Fortress Introduces Its New Coded Non-Contact Switch

Fortress Interlocks has introduced a new coded non-contact, safety, proximity switch in a robust package. Due to their design, they are extremely long-lasting devices that require minimal maintenance. In addition, they are resistant to shock and vibrations and offer a high level of prevention against tampering. 

What sets Fortress's NCS apart from others?
  • It can cope with a high level of misalignment
  • Stainless steel IP69K housing, ideal for food, beverage, and pharmaceutical environments
  • Ple Cat 4/SIL3 safety rating
  • Can be used as a coded interlock in accordance with EN14119
  • Based on solid state Hall Effect sensors that do not suffer from vibration and contact bounce
  • Integrated electronics that monitors for fault and ensures the safety relay does enter a fault state irrelevant of the approach direction

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Operation point in Z direction

Monday, November 16, 2015

The EZ-Screen LS From Banner: A Simple, Rugged Safety Light Screen With Enhanced Features

EZ-Screen LS For Machine Safeguarding And Challenging Environments

Banner's EZ-Screen LS is an easy-to-use safety light screen system for machine safeguarding and is built to withstand challenging environments common to both manufacturing and packaging. Simple to use, but not lean on benefits, the EZ-Screen LS provides enhanced features that include intuitive bi-color alignment indicators, automatic cascade configuration, end-to-end sensing design for "no bind zone" installations, robust IP65/IP67 housing with metal end caps, and more.

System Information:
  • Lengths available from 280 mm to 1820 mm in 70 mm increments
  • 14,23, and 40 mm resolution options
  • Trip output (automatic reset) operation
  • Standard and cascade models


  • Bi-color alignment indicators are along the length of the receiver for alignment and obstruction position
  • Status indicators and diagnostic display for efficient troubleshooting
  • Automatic cascade configuration
    • Up to four EZ-Screen LS pairs can be cascaded together and automatically configured at power-up without the use of DIP switches or programming devices
    • Short RD-to-RD connection cables between arrays and end-to-end sensing allows for same plane mounting without large cable loops or sensing field gaps between segments
  • Remote Fixed Blanking
    • Fixed blanking for ignoring stationary objects, such as press die beds and conveyors, can be remotely programmed with connection to a cascade receiver

A Rugged EZ-Screen For Challenging Environments:

  • Robust IP65/IP67 aluminum housing
    • Thick, extruded aluminum housing with die-cast zinc end caps
  • Recessed window
    • Window is recessed 5 mm for protection against physical impact from stock removal and incidental contact

For questions or more information, please contact custservice@cesales.com. Thank you!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

When The Going Gets Tough … There Is Nothing Tougher Than The Larco Industrial Safety Mat!

Larco: The Lowdown

The Larco heavy-duty steel electrode assembly is bonded to the mat's durable outer shell, ensuring superior protection against fluid infiltration, even if the mat's outer vinyl surface is cut or damaged. The Larco Industrial Safety Mat provides excellent impact resilience with the ability to withstand heavy loads up to 3000 PSI, yet remain highly sensitive with an activation threshold requiring only 5-10 lbs. impact. All this combined with a 4-year warranty makes the Larco Industrial Safety Mat the go-to solution in tough environmental conditions. 

Safety Mats:
How tough are Larco Safety Mats? You can drive a forklift over them without damaging the inside components. How sensitive are they? Just 5-10 pounds of normal foot pressure activates the sensor. Custom logo options are available with a full spectrum of colors, shapes, and sizes. 

Control Units:
Larco Control Units allow multiple mats to operate together, making it easy to enable or disable industrial processes. The Larco mat controls maximum productivity by giving operators and service personnel access to operational and diagnostic status of safety mat deployment.
  • Maximize productivity with control
  • Quickly enable and disable industrial processes
  • Visual feedback on mat status

Edge Guards:
Large Edge Guards ensure operator safety when an industrial process or automatic door closure could injure a person or impact an object. When the guard is pressed, the process is reversed. Larco Edge Guards can be ordered in custom lengths from 6 inches to 100 feet. 

For more information, please contact custservice@cesales.com. Thank you.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Smart Vision Lights Introduces Line of Machine Vision Filters

Smart Vision Lights Introduces A New Line of Bandpass, Colorpass, and Polarizer Filters

Smart Vision Lights has now introduced a new line of bandpass, colorpass, and polarizer filters designed to be matched with LED lights. Among the products in the new filter line are bandpass filters for blue, cyan, green, amber, red, and deep red LEDs; colorpass filters in the red and deep red; an infrared bandpass filters used to mazimize contrast under IR lighting; and a linear polarizer used to eliminate glare. The latter product comes with rotating locking screw to maximize versatility.

Smart Vision Lights is also offering a step down adapter from 27mm to 25.5mm and step up adapter from 27mm to 30.5mm.