Finding a safety light curtain flexible enough for constantly changing high-mix, low-volume production line layouts can be challenging, but the F3SG-SR Series from Omron Automation Americas (Hoffman Estates, IL) helps manufacturers comply with global safety standards without sacrificing efficiency or throughput. The safety light curtain provides finger, hand, arm/leg, and full-body protection at machine openings by providing stable detection up to 66 feet (20 meters).
An oil-proof IP67G rating and the ability to function in temperatures as low as -22°F (-30°C) give the F3SG-SR the necessary ruggedness to function in harsh environments.
Minimal wiring connections and easy-to-see color indicators for quick verification of beam status and alignment reduce complexity and setup time. Simple beam adjustment and multiple accessory options eliminate the need to hire an engineer with specialized expertise to set up the F3SG-SR. The light curtain also makes it easier to identify the cause of equipment stoppages.
Omron Automation Americas, 2895 Greenspoint Parkway, Suite 200, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169, www.automation.omron.com.
Manufacturing Industry Invited to Take Reshoring Survey
AMT and the Reshoring Initiative will use the survey results to identify which processes, products and components face the most pressure from imports and which offer the biggest opportunities to reshore. Part of AMT’s “Rebuilding the Supply Chain” initiative, the survey is open to OEMs, job shops, technology suppliers and distributors through the end of February.
Year-Over-Year November U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Up 1.4%
While November’s $330.3 million represent a decrease of 13.3% from October, AMT’s president says it’s clear ‘the sector did not fare as poorly as originally predicted.’