Moulded Optics GmbH is an ISO 9001:2008 certified global OEM optics supplier headquartered in Schoeffengrund, Germany and offers many different configurations of CUSTOM injection-molded optical components, in sizes from 3 mm to 100 mm, of acrylic (PMMA), polystyrene (PS), polycarbonate (PC), topas (COC) and apec (PC) PLASTIC materials, uncoated, including singlet, aspheric, bubble, cylindrical, fly's eye array, free-form, fresnel, integrator plate and wedge, light pipe and tunnel, multi-array, plano, prismatic, relay and spherical lenses; aspheric, free-form and spherical mirrors; dispersing, dove, folding, penta, porro, roof, TIR and wedge prisms; and special shapes; in prototype and production quantities for many types of industrial, medical, military and scientific applications in the fields, such as, aerospace, aircraft, airfield runway, architectural and commercial lighting, bar code scanning, biometrics, CCD cameras, 3-D, copier, data storage, digital imaging, fiber optics, head-up displays, instrumentation, LED, machine vision, photo-electric detection, photo-metrics, preprint processing, pressure sensing, printer, recognition, scanners, security, sensing, smoke detection, CPV solar energy, entertainment, LED, stage and theatrical lighting, traffic, DLP, DMD, LCD and LCOS digital projection, and vision systems.
The ST Robotics Workspace Sentry robot and area safety system are based on a small module that sends an infrared beam across the workspace. If the user puts his hand (or any other object) in the workspace, the robot stops using programmable emergency deceleration. Each module has three beams at different angles and the distance a beam reaches is adjustable. Two or more modules can be daisy chained to watch a wider area. "A robot that is tuned to stop on impact may not be safe. Robots where the trip torque can be set at low thresholds are too slow for any practical industrial application. The best system is where the work area has proximity detectors so the robot stops before impact and that is the approach ST Robotics has taken," states President and CEO of ST Robotics David Sands.