New Series of Safety Light Curtains Provide Rapid Response
- Published: Wednesday, 13 August 2014 10:56
Carlo Gavazzi has launched the SC range of safety light curtains – the SC2 series for Category 2 and SC4 series for Category 4 applications, both are designed to keep people safe and machines and manufacturing productivity stable.
The SC2 integrated light curtain is available for both hand detection to 30mm and presence detection to 90mm and offers rapid response times between 8 and 21ms. Each unit provides a controlled height range up to 1500mm and uses reset/text + automatic restart auxiliary functions whilst complying to PL d according to EN ISO 13849-1; SIL 2 according to IEC 61508 and IEC 62061.
The SC4 variants offer 14mm finger and 30mm hand detection. Connection is simplified using standard connectors, making no connection between emitter and receiver necessary and complies with PL e according to EN ISO 13849-1; SIL 3 according to IEC 61508 and IEC 62061. Selectable EDM and Manual/Automatic Restart function, as well as, improved response times as well as all components being fully compatible with the former SB range, makes the new SC4 range one of the best performing safety light curtains for industrial applications.
Both ranges are manufactured in sturdy Aluminium compact housing that withstands accidental impacts and allow for closer mounting to the dangerous areas. Faster installation can be achieved due to the integrated rotating fixing brackets whilst the compact and space conscious unit is just 32x37mm eases installation alignment in the harshest of conditions. All units can operate between 0 to 55°C, 2 PNP output and has a rated operating voltage of 24VDC +20% with a maximum cable length of 50m.
The SC range of safety light curtains ensure optimal performance in industries such as but not limited to materials handling, packaging & wrapping, automotive, electronics, end of line robots, palletizers and de-palletizers, metal working and automatic assembly lines.