In the automotive industry, workers often ride along on large platforms (known as “skillets”) while completing value-added processes on works-in-process. However, a person who stays on a skillet past the point where it gets transported from one process to another could be exposed to a hazardous area in which it accelerates and possibly moves vertically. Most methods for ensuring that workers have dismounted from skillets are either insufficiently reliable or overly expensive. This white paper describes a new and improved solution utilizing the versatile Omron F3SG-SR safety light curtain.

Topics include:

  • Bridging the gap between affordability and reliability
  • F3SG-SR safety light curtain sizing considerations
  • How it works, in six steps