Laser scanner improves safety for robotic cells, automated vehicles

April 13, 2020
Datalogic's Laser Sentinel Enhanced laser scanner can improve factory safety either by monitoring access to robotic cells or, when mounted on automated guided vehicles, scanning the area around the AGV.

Laser Sentinel Enhanced This safety laser scanner from Datalogic can be used in a static role to act like a light curtain for robotic cells performing pick-and-place, welding or palletizing/depalletizing operations. In a mobile role, as many as four units can be linked together to ensure safe operation of automated guided carts (AGCs) and automated guided vehicles (AGVs). The scanner can monitor in a 275-degree arc and can be used in a temperature range of 14 degrees Fahrenheit to 122 degrees Fahrenheit.

What’s new? Increased capabilities. This Enhanced version, which debuted in January, can handle up to 70 different settings to control the slow-down and stopping zones of the vehicle to match its speed.

Benefits Improved workplace safety. Vehicles can react to unpredictable movement by workers to avoid collisions. It allows objects, such as loads of parts, to enter the active work area of a robotic cell, but stops action if workers enter. The Laser Sentinel Enhanced units are easy to maintain, and a unit’s window – or the full unit – can be replaced quickly by the user.

Datalogic USA Inc., Eugene, Ore., 800-227-2633,