HSM Series Safety Mats
To protect persons against risks of this kind, pressure sensitive safety mats are employed. At devices such as machines, machining centers, presses, robot cells, high-shelf warehouses and many others, safety mats immediately switch off the power source, when the mat is stepped on. As long as the person stays on the mat, the machine cannot be set back into operation. Either electrically operating devices to the contact-make principle (two conductive strips or layers are brought together when the safety mat is operated), or opto-electronic systems (a light beam is interrupted) are available on the market. Such configurations need a special evaluator for transforming and processing the output signal.