Safety laser scanners
By Mary Del
Omron Automation and Safety’s STI OS32C-DM Safety Laser Scanner is the latest addition to the company’s family of STI Type 3 safety laser scanners. According to Omron, these are the industry’s first safety laser scanners to report status and measurement data via EtherNet/IP, a feature that helps keep machines up and running by enabling users to check the operating state and analyse the cause of an emergency stop via LAN, and take quick corrective action, even in large-scale applications with multiple scanners. The scanners are available with new user tools that help speed customer development time and conserve engineering resources. All STI OS32C safety laser scanners provide configurable object resolutions of 30, 40, 50 and 70 mm to accommodate hand and arm detection applications. They feature a 104.5-mm profile, light 1.3 kg weight and consume just five watts of power (3.75 W in standby mode).