ABB has released the Eden OSSD, a new version of their non-contact safety proximity gate switch. This extremely flexible switch has a sensing range of 0 – 15 mm and 360 degrees, allowing various installation options. In the past, the Eden switch could only be used with the Vital 1 Controller or Pluto Safety PLC. Now with the release of the Eden OSSD, standard safety relays that deploy equivalent 24VDC input can use this switch. The Eden OSSD can be used to replace safety magnetic switches which have short sensing distances and are intolerant to angular movements. The large sensing distance means that false triggering from movements in gates and doors can be greatly reduced.