TÜV-certified safety for laser machining in industrial production
The higher performance of the laser beam sources goes hand in hand with increased safety requirements. The solution: KUKA LaserSpy 4.0. With this TÜV-certified optical sensor, you receive an active safety system that is safer and more cost-effective than passive systems.
June 8, 2020
Industy-compatible, cost-effective laser protection
Process monitoring for laser machining in industrial production
As a result, if the laser beam damages the inner wall of the booth, the optical sensor detects this fault and switches off the laser beam source via the EMERGENCY STOP circuit before it can penetrate the outer protective wall. This applies to high-performance beam sources in the wavelength range of 850 to 1,100 nanometers. “This principle enables us to monitor the process safely,” says Matthias Miessen, Project Manager for Laser Safety Technology at KUKA.
All the technical requirements of standard IEC / EN 60825-4 for active laser guards are fulfilled. “Nevertheless, the solution with KUKA LaserSpy 4.0 is cost-effective because it does not require unnecessarily large cells to ensure safety,” says Matthias Miessen. Each sensor consists of detectors in a circular arrangement about a kernel. It is thus possible to monitor an area of 3.50 meters in every direction.