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Application of electro-sensitive protective equipment using light curtains and light beam devices to machinery

Date of publication:
1999
Series code:
HSG180

Guidance on electro-sensitive protective equipment (ESPE) in use with active opto-electronic protection devices (AOPD) for safeguarding machinery.

Alongside broader issues, specific advice is given on several key matters such as proximity of AOPDs to machinery and ESPEs used solely or in part as trip devices. Also covers installation, light curtains, brakes, clutches, hydraulics, inspections, labelling and safety testing.

Updated: 2020-08-10