Greater machine safety flexibility
27 January 2014
SICK has expanded its Flexi Soft modular safety control system to include the new SICK FX3-MOC Drive Monitor, promising increased flexibility for safe operator intervention through a wide range of drive safety functions to reduce machine downtime and aid productivity.
Supporting all standard encoder and motor feedback interfaces, the new SICK FX3-MOC Drive Monitor is suitable for a wide variety of stationery and mobile machine safety applications, especially for machines that require frequent intervention where maintaining a controlled speed is beneficial to continued safe operation.
For example, the high-performance drive monitoring of the SICK FX3-MOC enables an operator to reach into a machine at reduced risk without having to power off. The Drive Monitor can also be used on Automated Guided Vehicles alongside SICK safety laser scanners to monitor vehicle movements.