The wireless foot pedal system uses a dual-channel SIL 3 communication method with two-way communications between the press brake and the foot pedal. The wireless technology has been developed by Lazer Safe and CE Certified by TUV Austria.
An array of ultrasonic sensors installed in the foot pedal and on the press brake are used to triangulate the position of the foot pedal. The operating range and distance are configurable and automatically monitored.
The system is extremely energy efficient due to the design of the dual-channel wireless transmission system, low power e-paper display, low power illuminated emergency stop button and indoor solar charging cell.
Traditional wireless systems generally need to be recharged daily. The low power technology developed by Lazer Safe is unique in that the foot pedal can operate for up to one month before the battery requires a plug-in recharge.
The supplied lithium ion battery holds enough charge for up to one month of usage before it needs to be plugged in to recharge. There is a connection on the remote module to allow for USB charging of the battery without having to remove it from the foot pedal station. The machine operator can simply connect the foot pedal to any USB charger.
The integrated solar charging cell provides continuous charge using ambient light to extend the life of the battery until a plug-in recharge is required. Depending on the ambient lighting conditions, the solar cell can extend battery life by up to 20%.
A low-power E-paper display is incorporated into the foot pedal and shows critical user information such the current battery status, wireless connection status, active/sleep mode plus more.