Smartscan also produce non-safety light curtains for measurement (i.e. measurement light curtains), process control and non-safety machine protection.
The products are used in automation and control functions across manufacturing in a variety of applications including entry exist guarding on palletising and wrapping lines, metal working presses and press brakes, woodworking machines, sewage treatment and injection moulding.
Smartscan approached University of South Wales to take advantage of our research expertise in electronics and electrical engineering.
The KTP project developed novel techniques to provide a low cost, high-resolution 1D measurement light curtain and to realise a 2D light curtain that could obtain both 2D size and profile information on a manufacturing conveyer.