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ObjectDetection_164999_Robot Zone Limit Systems Brochure

ObjectDetection_164999_Robot Zone Limit Systems Brochure

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For safety with productivity
Balluff Pre-EngineeredRobot Zone Limit Systems
Balluff’s Robot Zone Limit System
No compromise on safety
Wherever a human operator must share workspace with a robot, there’s no question that safety is the highest priority.When a person enters a robotic work cell, the robot must be safely idled. But this idle time results in a loss of the robot’productivity. Enter Balluff’s robot zone limit systems. These pre-engineered hardware kits let you recapture that lost productivity, while maintaining complete operator safety.Finally, you don’t have to sacrifice productivity to keep your floor team safe.
The Finest and Most Reliable ANSI/RIA DynamicLimiting System Available Anywhere
Balluff zone limit systems are hardware kits that providediverse, complementary, and redundant position monitoringfor up to three robot axes. Designed to interface with a user-supplied safety monitoring relay or safety PLC, Balluff zonelimit systems include all mounting hardware, complementaryredundant cams, and the proven Balluff multiple position limitswitch, available in either mechanical or non-contact inductiveconfigurations. These robust systems install easily and providethe flexibility to adjust zone angles and zone location, whileproviding a control-reliable means to mute personnel sensingdevices when the robot is safely out of the way.
“Control Reliability” is defined by ANSI/RIA R15.06-1999–Section 4.54 as “…any single component failure shallnot prevent the stopping action of the robot.” Whenproperly installed and monitored, the Balluff system issingle point fault tolerant and prevents the robot fromentering a zone if the following conditions are present:
Broken, missing, or stuck switch actuatorsMissing camsCams that may have slipped out of positionOpen or short circuitsSwitch contacts welded togetherBroken internal switch springSwitch disconnectedSwitch actuator not touching cams
Balluff Zone Limit System Components
Designed for safety, durability, and long operational life
ConnectorPlateMountingPlateCam TrayLocatorPlate AngleBracketMechanical LimitSwitch
(see partdescription onpage 8)
SwitchBracketInductive Non-ContactSwitch
(see partdescription on page 8)
 All mounting hardware is included in the kit. Mounting hardware can consist of: cam tray, mounting plates, switch bracket,connector plates, angle brackets, and hubs or spacers as required, including all nuts, bolts, screws and washers.
Non-Contact Cams for Inductive Sensors
Non-Contact rotary trip cams are made from tubular mild steel. They mount to the T-slot cam ring with a cleverly-designed“speed” T-nut for easy installation. Tamper resistant spannerscrews are included to semi-permanently fix the cams to thering for additional installation integrity.
Mechanical Cams for Mechanical Limit Switches
Mechanical rotary trip cams are made from hardened steel witha burnished and hard-chromed surface for extra long life. Thecams mount with either friction wedges for U-slots or T-nuts for T-slots. Self-tapping screws are also provided to semi-permanentlyfix the cams to the ring to guard against slippage or inadvertentre-positioning.
Cam Sets
Segmented cam sets (one set required per zone) are supplied witheverything needed to create complimentary angles totaling 360°. The cam set typically includes one 180° segment, one 90° degreesegment, one 45° degree segment, and three 15° segments.By attaching different combinations of cam angles together, twocomplementary cam sets can be created – for example 90° and 270°,in minimum increments of 15°. The cams that are supplied for axis 2and 3 are typically two 180° segments that are positioned around thecam ring to set the boom back or flip over switch point.

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