The Keyence SZ Series, Type 3 Safety Laser Scanner, allows users to configure protection areas anywhere, even in complex-shaped zones and dangerous areas. The SZ Series can create a protection zone up to 4.2m (13.77′) with a warning zone area projecting as far as 10 m (32.80′) from the scanner.
The SZ Series’ non-contact detection and extreme versatility eliminates the need to stock different size safety mats, as well as protecting it from possible damage due to falling objects or vehicle traffic. Up to 48 zones (16 protection zones & 32 warning zones) can be easily configured and modified with a PC during workspace setup or layout changes.
Vertical guarding or access protection can be performed with side-mounted installation, significantly reducing labor related to beam axis adjustment or wiring.The built-in Muting function lets the scanner ignore certain areas of the protection zone to allow for passage of targets. Unlike light curtain muting, scanner muting results in a much tighter protection zone, minimizing dead zones around passing targets. The Reference Point Monitoring function maintains safe conditions even in the event of an unexpected misalignment of either the SZ scanner itself or the objects within its scanning area. These reference points can be easily set up with the user-friendly SZ Configurator software.