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Omron STI's LazerSafe Hydraulic Press Brake Safeguarding System Now UL-Listed

FREMONT, CA - The LazerSafe LZS-003 Safeguarding System for Hydraulic Press Brakes from Omron Scientific Technologies, now UL-listed (NIPF ANSI/UL61496). LazerSafe is also TUV, BG and CSA listed, and carries the CE mark. The system is engineered to maximize operator safety and machine productivity in hydraulic press brake applications. LazerSafe uses a 40mm wide flat band of laser light that continuously covers the zone below the punch. The operator can work within 20 mm of the front of the punch and within 10mm of the rear of the punch with no disruption to the approach speed or bending process. The unique optical design detects obstructions as small as 4 mm while still being tolerant to vibration. The LazerSafe transmitter and receiver are mounted on the ram of the press allowing the operator to stay close to the workpiece as the tools close at high speed. Due to the location and size of the laser light band and the flexibility of the system, multiple bends in the material are easily accomplished.

LazerSafe is the only press brake safety system that performs failure detection by real-time monitoring of the process under control. Lazersafe utilizes a closed-loop design to monitor the speed, positions, direction, and stopping distance of the ram. In addition to providing an unprecedented degree of hydraulic press brake safety, hydraulic, electrical and machine controller software logic faults may also be detected.

With headquarters in the heart of Silicon Valley, Omron STI was founded over 30 years ago and employs more than 340 people. Omron STI has been selected twice by Forbes and three times by Business Week as one of the "world's best small companies." Omron STI's safety products are used to protect workers around machinery, automated equipment and industrial robots.

For more information contact:

Omron Scientific Technologies, Inc.,

6550 Dumbarton Circle, Fremont, CA 94555;

1-800-479-3658; (510) 608-3400;

fax: (510) 744-1442;

Fax Back System: (916) 431-6544;


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