Monitoring System

Pilz Automation Safety L.P. (Canton, MI) has introduced the SafetyEYE a camera system for three-dimensional safety monitoring.

Pilz Automation Safety L.P. (Canton, MI) has introduced the SafetyEYE a camera system for three-dimensional safety monitoring. Developed by the company in conjunction with DaimlerChrysler, this system places a customized, three-dimensional protective cocoon around a danger zone with a single system, which has the potential to replace a multitude of two-dimensional sensors currently in use today. It protects, controls and monitors, and detection zones can be configured flexibly and quickly on a PC. More than just a sensor, the system is the basis for a technology that safely detects objects in a three-dimensional zone and alters a robot or a machine’s movement to prevent accidents. Applications include manufacturing operations to the tire and packaging industries, to high-bay racking systems and automatic car parks. In addition to the safety and security benefits of three-dimensional production monitor and control, SafetyEYE also can lead to increased flexibility and productivity from uninterrupted object monitoring and access guarding. The overall system is made up of three components: the sensing device, a high-performance computer and a programmable safety and control system. The sensing device consists of three highly dynamic cameras that provide the image data from the zone being monitored.