Siemens secures safety stake

Siemens A&D Group is to buy a 25% interest in Leuze lumiflex thereby combining the optoelectronic know-how of Leuze Lumiflex in the field of industrial safety with safety integrated systems. The latter was launched by the Siemens A&D Group at the Hanover Fair 1999.

The association also means that Siemens can now offer more products based on optoelectronic safety technology – non-contact protective devices such as safety light barriers, light grids and light curtains.

Leuze lumiflex view the cooperation as `an important step towards fast and efficient adaptation to the demands of the market, with landmark research and development in the field of optoelectronics-based industrial safety’.