Company History

ISB was founded and incorporated in 1972 being the first company to use LED’s (light emitting diodes) to develop a safety light curtain. Over the years the ISB product and development team has produced several generations of light curtains in compliance to industry regulatory changes and market demands. 1980, ISB lead the development of a microprocessor based, press and press brake controls with particular attention to safety, productivity and ease of replacing old archaic mechanical relay controls. 1985, ISB developed and patented a unique run button, the softouch, to initiate the cycle of a machine safely and reliably reducing injuries related to carpal syndrome. 2004, ISB developed one of the most compact and economical resolver based press control. In 2012, ISB introduces in the market the MX4000, a Type 4, PLe, SIL 3, Safety Light Curtain, certified by TÜV Rheinland. In 2019 the latest addition to the products lineup was introduced: the Merlin 4000 Press Brake Safeguarding package.