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  • Sensor sense: Safety Light Curtains
    the two bars creating a curtain of light. The other bar holds an array of optical sensors tuned to detect the light. Light bars can be up to 6-ft long and can span an opening from a few inches to a dozen feet or more, depending upon the model. An object placed within the gap blocks at least one
  • MICRO: Product Technology News
    and protects the environment from cross-contamination. Impact to the door separates the curtain from its guides. Simply rolling the door up or down using a remote actuator refeeds the curtain into the guides. The LS03 series of compact liquid-level sensors for tank monitoring features magnetic
  • 2007 GMC Yukon 1500
    , for example, use one of the first rollover-protection sensors. It's on the vehicle's center tunnel and monitors vehicle acceleration and roll rate. If it detects an impending rollover, head curtain air bags deploy and stay inflated longer than those for side impacts because rollovers last longer
  • 2007 Cadillac Escalade ESV
    the power package (a RWD version is still available). While not exactly nimble due to its size, the ESV handles very nicely with a stable and controlled ride, thanks to precise rack-and-pinion steering. Despite its weight, the V8 accelerates quite well. New for 2007 are head-curtain side air bags
  • New Mercedes C-Class showcases safety
    injuries. The nine-chamber, 12-liter windowbags stow in the roof pillars and inflate within 25 msec of impact to form a protective curtain with dimensions 2,000 350 60 mm (length width height). Adaptive front air bags and sidebags round out the package. The Cockpit Management and Data System (Comand
  • 2006 Volkswagen GTI
    , and side-curtain air bags, threepoint safety belts in all locations, and side-protection door beams. Notable creature comforts that come with the

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