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Article | October 31, 2002
Banner Engineering Corp.: Mat monitor modules
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 dual-diverse microprocessor-based design meets Safety Category 4 per ISO 13489-1. Module’s sensor circuit monitors the contact plates of the safety mat and consists of bi-polar redundant channels that issue the stop command when the 2 channels are shorted together as an individual steps onto the safety mat. Module monitors the contacts and wiring of one or more safety mats preventing machine restarts in the event of a mat or module failure.
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