A safety mat is a pressure-sensitive safeguarding product that can detect the presence of workers and as they approach the area surrounding a hazardous machine.
Presence sensing safety equipment is ideal for applications where personnel quickly need to access hazardous areas without personal risk. Welding stations, stamping machines, hydraulic presses, packaging equipment and more will automatically shut off when the safety mat detects nearby personnel as the step on the mat.
The mat is composed to two conductive plates held apart by a non-conductive, compressible separator. When a person or object puts pressure on the mat, the separator compresses to allow the conductive plates to come together and send a control signal to the machine.