SICK has expanded its Flexi Soft modular safety control system to include the new FX3-MOC drive monitor. The company says the new drive monitor is suitable for a variety of stationery and mobile machine safety applications, especially for machines that require frequent intervention where maintaining a controlled speed is beneficial to continued safe operation.

For example the FX3-MOC will enable an operator to reach into a machine at reduced risk without having to power off, claims SICK.  The drive monitor can also be used on Automated Guided Vehicles alongside the company’s safety laser scanners to monitor vehicle movements.