See machinery safety innovations at Health & Safety '10 - North

28 September 2010

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See machinery safety innovations at Health & Safety '10 - NorthSick (UK) is exhibiting its latest safety innovations on stand 219 at Health and Safety '10 – North, which takes place at the Reebok stadium, Bolton, on 13/14 October 2010. Sick will demonstrate the extent of its safety portfolio, which includes safety switches, light curtains, safety scanners and cameras, safety relays and safety controllers. The company will also preview the capabilities of the new software upgrade, Flexi Soft Designer v1.3, for its intuitive Flexi Soft safety controller.

The Flexi Soft modular safety controller has been designed for the easy combination of function modules to meet the exact needs of a wide range of machinery safety applications.

Sick (UK) safety specialist, Seb Strutt, comments: "With the Sick Product Marathon of 2009 and the 2010 Solutions Tour our dedication to product innovation is clear, and safety is at the heart of our continued development.

"The Flexi Soft Designer v1.3 enables even greater functionality and control of safety applications and is sure to be of great interest to delegates attending Health and Safety '10."

Features and benefits

Designer v1.3 gives engineers more extensive and flexible control of safety applications for small to medium-sized machines. Available as a free download at, Designer v1.3 enables up to four Flexi Soft Controllers to be connected in series over distances of up to 100m, with an online view of the physical configuration.

As well as controlling a greatly extended series of sensor function inputs and outputs, the Flexi Soft Designer makes updating and reconfiguring new safety tasks simple and quick.

The Flexi Soft Designer enables users to document the software with full functional descriptions that are stored locally on the Flexi Controller. The reports from the software also enable users to document the project according to the requirements of BS EN ISO 13849-1.

For more information on Sick's presence at Health and Safety '10 – North or Flexi Soft Designer v1.3, contact Ann Attridge or Andrea Hornby on +44 (0)1727 831121.

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