Collision Protection Modules

Robotics

Collision Avoidance Systems optimize overhead crane safety.

April 17, 2015

By preventing crane-to-crane or crane-to-end-stop collisions, ReFlx® 45 and LaserGuard™2 optimize performance of overhead material handling systems. ReFlx 45, with detection range of 3–45 ft, is suited for single stop event with one contact point. LaserGuard2 uses self-monitoring optical lasers to check crane’s position and offers detection range of 8 in. to 150 ft. System's multi-distance detection feature is flexible enough to manage crane-to-crane and crane-to-wall operation. Read More

Robotics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Transportation Industry Products

Vehicle Monitoring System helps prevent backing accidents.

March 19, 2014

Available as hardware add-on for MobileTRAQ™ Vue, SenseStat® Obstacle Detection Backing Sensor System displays 4 zones behind vehicle to help fleets and drivers prevent backing accidents. System automatically detects when vehicle is in reverse and changes display from monitoring TireStat® tire sensors to displaying SenseStat backing sensors, which are accurate to within 1 in. MobileTRAQ Vue monitor displays all zones in real-time, indicating specific area closest to object. Read More

Robotics, Safety & Security Equipment, Transportation Industry Products

Obstacle Detection System prevents trailer backing accidents.

October 25, 2013

Made for drop and hook situations, SenseStat Wireless® Obstacle Detection Sensor System helps eliminate vehicle backing accidents on trailers pulled by different types of tractors. System automatically pairs switched trailer to monitor in tractor and provides backing safety information to drivers via audible alarm and visual display. When outfitted with system, vehicle becomes capable of providing driver with distance measurements accurate to within 1 in. of closest object to trailer bumper. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Robotics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Robotic Collision Sensor suits small payloads.

September 12, 2013

Designed to absorb crash and reset itself, Model SR-48 virtually eliminates tool damage, downtime, and need for human intervention. In operation, sensor is adjusted to support typical loads experienced by robot arm in all directions: angular, compression, and torsional. Following crash, sensor uses precise locating components to reset within 0.001 in. of original position. Three-wire PNP proximity switch, set to actuate within 0.020 in. of axial motion, ensures reliable switch performance. Read More

Automatic ID, Construction Equipment & Supplies, Material Handling & Storage, Mounting & Attaching Products, Robotics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Transportation Industry Products

Trimble and Manitowoc Introduce a New Generation of Collision Avoidance Systems for Cranes

April 19, 2013

Innovation, Technology and Domain Experience Transform the Lifting Industry MUNICH – Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) and Manitowoc Cranes introduced today Manitowoc Falcon - a new generation of collision avoidance solution for cranes. Manitowoc Falcon combines precision GNSS with collision avoidance technology to provide real time, centimeter-level positioning for multiple cranes working on a...Read More

Robotics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments, Transportation Industry Products

Collision Sentry(TM) wins IMHX 2013 Design 4 Safety Award for Technology

April 1, 2013

Lakewood, OH- Sentry Protection Products' Collision Sentry™ - collision warning device - is the winner in the Technology category of the Design 4 Safety Awards presented today at the 2013 IMHX British materials handling and logistics trade show. The Design 4 Safety Awards recognize the industry's commitment to safety and highlight the importance of product design in improving safety...Read More

Robotics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments, Transportation Industry Products

Infrared Warning System helps prevent forklift accidents.

October 30, 2012

Designed to minimize risk of traffic-related accidents in warehouses, SpotMe® utilizes infrared direction sensitive sensors to detect approaching traffic. System can be used at junctions to alert forklift drivers and pedestrians of what is approaching around corners. In addition to contributing to overall smooth traffic flow, SpotMe minimizes panic braking to preserve forklifts. Unit can be connected to standalone battery or plugged into mains. Read More

Robotics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Robots Safely Crash with Protection Keeping Production Up

March 23, 2012

The AGO series Pneumatic Collision Sensors features seven new models that are suited for a wide variety of applications to increase production. There are many names for the robotic safety devises, crash protectors, collision sensors, EOAT load limiter and so on. They all have the same purpose and that's to minimize or completely prevent damage to robot and tooling. ...Read More

Robotics, Transportation Industry Products

Forklift Collision Awareness System minimizes nuisance alarms.

February 13, 2012

Monitoring definable detection area with 4 adjustable IR and/or ultrasound sensors, CROSSING GUARD requires detection of 2 separate motions to trigger alarm. System also can detect presence of motionless individuals and sounds an audible alarm coupled with high-intensity LED light. Powered by solar panel that trickle-charges rechargeable DC battery from ambient warehouse light, CROSSING GUARD uses microprocessor to collect and save sensor activities, aiding investigation of occurrences. Read More

Robotics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Driver Assistance System helps ensure safe lane changing.

November 17, 2010

Using ultrasonic sensors, Side View Assist blind-spot assistant is capable of registering objects 3 m to side and diagonally to rear of vehicle. If sensors detect vehicle, signal is checked for plausibility by system's electronics to prevent false alarms. System then warns driver optically, and if driver fails to react, it will provide acoustic warning. Working at speeds of 10-140 kph, Side View Assist aids drivers in complex traffic situations when relative speeds are low. Read More

Robotics, Transportation Industry Products

Alert Workers of Dangerous Collisions Before They Occur

May 27, 2010

The Collision Awareness product line alerts workers if a forklift truck, or any other moving object, is approaching just around the corner Each year forklift truck accidents kill more then 100 people in warehouses, plants and factories. Forklift trucks also cause serious injuries to over 36,000 employees. The Collision Awareness product line of sensors and warning lights detect movement in...Read More

Robotics

Collision Sensors prevent damage to parts and tooling.

January 6, 2010

Available in 4 configurations, Collision Sensors send signal to stop robot when they detect obstacle, preventing damage to end effectors/end-of-arm-tooling, parts, and machinery. Pneumatic High-Angle Collision Sensor is suitable for high-speed robots, while Pneumatic Collision Sensor offers adjustable resistance. Spring-loaded version provides crash protection when compressed air is not available, and Pneumatic Stainless Steel Sensor is suited for demanding environments. Read More

Robotics, Transportation Industry Products

Collision Detector alerts drivers to dangerous conditions.

April 1, 2008

Using radar technology based on Safe Braking Distance, FrontAlert(TM) Collision Alert System (CAS) detects hazards in vehicle's path and alerts driver of potential collision via 3.5 in. LCD interface. Green light indicates system is active, and yellow light indicates detected object (no action needed). Red light and alert tone tell driver to take caution, decelerate, brake, or take safe evasive action to avoid collision. Alerts stop once corrective action has been taken. Read More

Robotics, Transportation Industry Products

Collision Safety System includes active braking.

February 8, 2008

Designed for commercial vehicles, OnGuard(TM) consists of forward-looking, radar-based adaptive cruise control system that can detect multiple moving and fixed objects at distances up to 500 ft. System coordinates responses from engine, transmission, and anti-lock braking systems through communications across SAE J1939 data network. Active braking automatically uses vehicle foundation brakes to alert driver and decelerate vehicle when pre-set vehicle following distance is compromised. Read More

Robotics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Anti-Collision Sensors suit medical imaging machines.

November 26, 2007

Based on capacitive technologies, Body Angel system features adaptable sensor shapes, transparency to X-rays, and communicates with external CPU. Sensors provide anti-collision safety function while simultaneously performing 3D contouring of patient. Body Angel Ring performs front detection, Body Angel Side performs side detection, and Body Angel Antenna is X-ray-transparent sensor. Read More

Robotics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Vision Systems

Sensata Technologies' First Year - Sees Growth and New Innovation in Sensor Market

July 27, 2007

Acquisitions and increased investment in R&D lead to new products being demonstrated at Sensors Expo 2007 Attleboro, Ma. (June 11, 2007) - A year after its 2006 debut at Sensors Expo, Sensata Technologies (www.sensata.com) heads back to this year's event June 11-13 to showcase its expansion into new markets with the acquisition of two companies and an increased focus on research and...Read More

Robotics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Optical Sensor prevents traffic crashes in urban areas.

May 25, 2007

By scanning up to 10 m in front of vehicle, closing velocity (CV) sensor helps drivers completely avoid or reduce severity of collisions when traveling at speeds under 25 mph. If calculated distance determines imminent collision, system responds by putting brakes on alert mode to ensure sufficient pressure for stopping. System also initiates automatic braking up to 0.5 g if driver takes foot off accelerator, regulates/optimizes braking power, and tightens seat belts. Read More

Robotics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Collision Sensor suits wide variety of industrial robots.

January 3, 2007

Suited for applications using 3-5 kg capacity robots, Model SR-61 helps prevent damage to robotic end-effectors resulting from robot crashes. In operation, sensor is adjusted to support typical loads experienced by robot arm in all directions including angular, compression, and torsional. Sensor absorbs crash and resets itself within 0.001 in. of original position. Three-wire PNP proximity switch set to actuate within 0.020 in. of axial motion ensures reliable operation. Read More

Robotics, Transportation Industry Products

Radar Sensors are designed for driver-assistance systems.

November 7, 2006

Resistant to inclement weather and harsh environmental conditions, 24 GHz ultra wide band (UWB) radar sensors provide object detection and tracking. Parking assistance can be provided by rear-mounted sensors with 1.8 m range that can detect small objects in front of large objects and measure direction of arrival. Sensors with ability to scan out up to 30 m provide warning of imminent collision so airbags can be armed and seat restraints pre-tensioned. Read More

Robotics

Crash Detector protects robots from collision damage.

December 11, 2001

Model 4000R sends trip signal to robot controller within one msec of detecting crash to minimize or avoid serious damage to robot tooling, fixtures and process material. It is simple to install on wide variety of robot applications, including part loading and assembly. Integrated modem allows for direct real time communication with company's technical service. Read More