Sentinel Plus provides performance guarding for high speed press brakes
Sentinel Plus is the most advanced press brake guarding system ever designed for retrofit applications and is optimised for high speed performance machines. Through advanced camera technology, Sentinel Plus delivers exceptional levels of protection and performance.
The Sentinel Plus laser transmitter and receiver are mounted to the upper beam of the press brake to provide a continuous block laser field and through BendShield technology, protects the zone around the punch tip allowing the operator to hold the work piece as the tools close at high speed. The Sentinel Plus camera receiver features automatic tool alignment that eliminates the need for precise manual adjustment and reduces tool set-up time. After tool change simply press the TOOL ALIGN button on the receiver. The receiver scans the punch to locate the tool tip then automatically adjusts the protection zone.
In addition to the optical protection functions the system features AutoSense technology that automatically monitors machine stopping performance, motion, direction and speed to maintain a high level of operator protection and guaranteed compliance with ANSI B11.3-2012. The system also includes RapidBend Plus technology that enables performance machines to operate faster than ever before. RapidBend Plus works with flat sheets and box profile parts so the machine can close at high speed right down to 2mm above the material surface to significantly boost productivity.
Other features include a user friendly 4.3” widescreen graphics display, automatic muting, quick adjust brackets, dual guarding support and optional monitoring of additional machine safety elements such as emergency stop buttons and interlock switches.
Sentinel Plus will be launched for the North American market at Fabtech Chicago in November and Lazer Safe will be running live demonstrations at booth S2033.