Held June 3-5 in Rosemont, IL, the International Robots & Vision Show and Conference drew 5굛 visitors to the booths of 175 exhibitors. The show is held every two years, so the next one is scheduled for 2005, most likely in June.
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Sick has added more than 20 new safety interlocks to its product line to include safety position switches, safety locking devices, noncontact safety sensors, safety operating and emergency stop switches, and safety switches with separate actuators.
Insight Control Systems (Safety Harbor, FL) introduces InSight 2000 On-Line Vision System for pharmaceutical products and medical device products and packages, including closures, vials, ampules, and syringes.
Banner Engineering (Minneapolis, MN) offers Safety Mat Monitor Modules with a universal design for use with any standard, 4-wire safety mat or safety edge that is based on contact plates or strips that short together to cause activation.
A line of devices that helps provide safety in packaging machinery is available from Phoenix Contact (Harrisburg, PA). The PSR safety relays are used in emergency stop circuits, safety door applications, and two-handed control systems.
The Allen-Bradley MobileView portable, wireless human-machine interface (HMI) devices from Rockwell Automation (Milwaukee, WI) can be used while moving around a machine, down a production line, or throughout an entire plant for greater worker and plant productivity.
The SF2-EH safety light curtain from Sunx Sensors, a div. of Ramco Innovations, (West Des Moines, IA) conforms to IEC 61496-1/2 international standards and is compatible with equipment conforming to OSHA, ANSI, and ANSI/RIA 15.06 regulations.
C4000 is a safety light curtain with a self-contained, noncontact control that combines high resolution with a small size. From Sick (Minneapolis, MN), it features a small-profile cross section with protective heights ranging from 300 mm to 1꼀 mm (1 to 6).