October 11, 2010
Omron Scientific Technologies Inc. has introduced the OS32C Type 3 compact safety laser scanner. It has a 4.11-in. profile, 2.87-lb. weight, and 5-W power consumption. The detection zones are flexible and easily configured.
The status display and eight patented individual sector indicators enable users to determine at a glance the unit's operating state and error codes and assess the direction of an intrusion. According to the manufacturer, the scanner's mean time to recovery is up to four times faster than other safety laser scanners.
The scanner features a 270-degree detection angle that enables a single scanner to provide presence detection, including two warning zones and one safety zone, on two sides of a machine. Its small size allows it to be used inside a machine as well.