Optical Protection

The LZS Series and IRIS Series optical protection systems provide superior operator protection while maintaining the highest level of productivity and performance.


Optical protection systems comprise a laser transmitter and receiver mounted to the upper beam of the press brake. A continuous laser field protects the zone directly below the punch tip allowing the operator to hold the work piece as the tools close at high speed. If an obstruction is detected the machine is automatically stopped. 

This close proximity protection allows the operator unrestricted access to the point of operation for increased productivity and unlike traditional light curtains, reduces fatigue by enabling the operator to remain standing in the same position.

Close proximity protection enables safe handling of the work piece during high speed closing.

Features

  • Mute point is automatically set and optically verified on every bend so no operator interaction is required.
  • Protective modes can be selected in the CNC program for each bend step.
  • Automatic blanking enables high speed operation with different shape and profile work pieces.
  • Integrated status LEDs for simpler and faster set-up and adjustment (available on selected models).
  • Automatic tool alignment simply scans the punch and adjusts the protection zone around the tool tip (available on selected models).
  • Simple to set-up with adjustment after tool change taking only a matter of seconds.
  • Dual guarding option - install laser protection and a third party light curtain for even more flexibility. Automatically switch to the protection that best suits the bend job or even on a bend by bend basis.

Technology

RapidBend-SmallRapidBend

RapidBend enables the press brake to travel in high speed for longer before changing speed at 6mm above the material to enhance machine productivity.

RapidBend Plus reduces the speed change point to just 2mm to significantly enhance machine productivity, especially in high level production environments.

RapidBend Ultimate eliminates slow speed altogether. The tools close in high speed until the punch reaches the material surface for the ultimate high speed performance. 

See RapidBend in action


BendShield-SmallBendShield

BendShield provides advanced optical protection by enveloping the punch tip with a protective field that has no gaps to detect obstructions from any angle. Optical protection remains active until the tool opening is reduced to 2mm preventing fingers and hands entering the point of operation.

Specifications

LZS-LG LZS-LG-HS LZS-004 LZS-004-HS LZS-005 IRIS IRIS Plus
Optical protection






Optical imaging          

Laser transmitter CLASS 1
Single planar laser
CLASS 1
Dual planar laser
CLASS 1
Single planar laser
CLASS 1
Dual planar laser
CLASS 1
Block laser
CLASS 1
Block laser
CLASS 1
Block laser
Receiver Multi-sensor photocell receiver Multi-sensor photocell receiver Multi-sensor photocell receiver Multi-sensor photocell receiver Camera
receiver
Camera receiver with high speed image processor Camera receiver with high speed image processor
Optical range 6 meters 6 meters 14 meters 14 meters 8 meters 8 meters 4 meters
Object detection resolution 4mm 4mm 4mm 4mm 2mm 2mm 2mm
Connector type M12 8 pin M12 8 pin M12 8 pin M12 8 pin M12 12 pin M12 12 pin M12 12 pin
Tool compatibility V tools and non standard tools V tools and non standard tools V tools and non standard tools V tools and non standard tools V Tools V tools and non standard tools
V tools and non standard tools
Integrated status LEDs    




Automatic Tool Alignment        


Special Tools Mode             ●
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Fast Flattening Mode             ●
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Bend Speed Management             ●
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Technology
RapidBend          
RapidBend Plus        
RapidBend Ultimate          
BendShield        

Controller Compatibility

Optical protection systems must be matched with a compatible PCSS-A series controller.

Controller Compatibility LZS-LG LZS-LG-HS LZS-004 LZS-004-HS LZS-005 IRIS IRIS Plus
PCSS-A0      
PCSS-A1
PCSS-A2

How to Buy / Availability

OEM Embedded Systems are available exclusively to press brake manufacturers. If you are a press brake manufacturer and would like to learn more about our systems, technology and services please contact us at info@lazersafe.com