December 5, 2012
Lazer Safe offers the LZS-003-HS press brake guarding system. According to the manufacturer, it is the only retrofit system currently available in the U.S. that fully complies with the new ANSI B11.3 standard.
The system features a laser transmitter and receiver that are mounted on the upper ram of the press. Two continuous, parallel, flat-band lasers provide a 1.57-in. protective zone directly below the punch, allowing the operator to remain close to the workpiece as the tools close at high speed. If an obstruction is detected, the ram movement is stopped so that the punch cannot make contact with the obstruction.
Key features include automatic speed and overrun monitoring, optical protection to 0.24-in. tool opening, automatic mute-point setup and monitoring, 0.24-in. change of speed point, high-speed tool collision protection, and quick adjustment after tool change.