Safety Mats

Safety mats are very simple mechanical presence sensing devices that are typically utilized for area monitoring and machine control. Similar to light curtains in base utility, safety mats are usually used to trigger automatic emergency stops, limit machine movement, or trigger specific permissive conditions in machine functionality. Safety mats are inexpensive compared to optical non-separating guards like light curtains and laser area scanners, but because they must be placed on the floor they are prone to damage in many environments where heavy equipment or products are regularly moved.