Cost-Effective Hazardous Area Safeguarding for Personal Protection
Safety light curtains are non-contacting opto-electronic devices for detecting fingers, hands or bodies. They are used in work areas where machines present potential hazards and their most important task is to stop hazard-inducing movements. They can be used in place of mechanical barriers or fixed guards and allow easier, safe access in and out of a machine or a guarded area.
Fit With A Wide Range Of Applications
These safety light curtains can be applied in a wide range of applications, from point of operation guarding of machine openings to area guarding of machine or workcell perimeters. The family comes in finger, hand and body detection versions, covering protective heights from 150mm (6 inches) to 1800 mm (71 inches). And they have a compact, robust housing and meet the highest levels of safety required by EN ISO 13849 (PLe) and IEC/EN 61508/62061 (SIL 3).
Easy Connection To Safety Control Devices
Balluff safety light curtains can be connected to safety relays, programmable logic modules or safety controllers, and they are "plug & play" with the Balluff safety IO-Link I/O module. Wiring is simple, using standardized M12 plug connections and "off-the-shelf" non-shielded cables.