Retroactive guarding of bending machines


Bending machines of a leading manufacturer in the wire and pipe processing technology sector should be retrofitted with safety sensors to retroactively guard the accessible areas in front of the bending mechanisms. Access guarding should be implemented in such a way that machine activation occurs without acknowledgment by a two-handed control device.


The ROTOSCAN RS4 Safety Laser Scanners are applied both with 2 m protective field range (ROTOSCAN RS4-2E) and with 4 m protective field range (ROTOSCAN RS4-4E). With this solution, the bending process can be started via a scanner if the employee or the operator has left the safety area monitored by the Laser Scanner.


  • Branch/Area

    Machine Tools (tube processing machines)

  • Duty

    Danger area safeguarding, Access guarding

  • Application

    Retroactive guarding of bending machines