Light Curtains

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

LiftMaster Helps Firefighters Ensure Community Safety with Preventative Emergency Response Solutions

November 14, 2016

New solutions provide a safe environment for property, personnel and equipment

ELMHURST, Ill., Nov. 10, 2016 - When responding to emergencies, firefighters need to get out the door as quickly as possible. This sense of urgency means the fire truck often exits the garage before it is completely clear of the automatic door, leading to unplanned repairs to the door and vehicles....Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Safety Light Curtains feature double scan technology.

October 18, 2016

Featuring slim, rigid housings that enable adjustment, SLC Series utilizes optoelectronic technology to protect machine operators and to prevent unauthorized access. Customizable light curtains can be made as Type 2 or Type 4 devices with protection field heights spanning 150–1,800 mm and 5 beam resolutions of 14, 20, 30, 40, and 90 mm. Connecting via standard M12 connectors, units include double-scan technology which avoids unwanted downtime, even in harsh operating conditions. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Light Grids support applications up to PL d.

May 3, 2016

As type 3 light grids, PSENopt II Series offers not only hand protection, but also finger protection. Units enable applications from category performance level d (PL d), thereby closing type gap of revised version of IEC 61496-1. Available in lengths from 150–1800 mm, light grids work with continuous single beams that completely eliminate dead zones. All significant causes or system defects responsible for machine stop can be evaluated quickly thanks to LEDs, minimizing downtimes. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Safety Light Curtain features dual-scan technology.

January 29, 2016

Supplied in IEC IP65/IP67 rated aluminum housing with metal endcaps for durability, EZ-SCREEN LS is available in resolutions of 14, 23, and 40 mm with range up to 12 m. Sensor lengths range from 280–1,820 mm in 70 mm increments. With cascade models, users can combine up to 4 systems of any length, any resolution, and any number of beams. End-to-end sensing design eliminates gaps in detection, while bi-color alignment indicators facilitate setup, troubleshooting, and installation. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Global Safety Light Curtains provide on/off detection.

October 30, 2015

Designed for machine guarding solutions that do not require blanking or muting capabilities, Series F3SG-RE offers finger and hand protection models with 14 mm and 30 mm resolution, respectively. Smartclick™ connectors and optical synchronization simplify set up and wiring, while DIP switches change light emission intensity to prevent interference with other sensors. Supplied in IP67-rated housing, light curtains withstand water washdown without additional protective tubes. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Backgrounder for Omron's F3SG-RA Safety Light Curtain

June 2, 2015

Global manufacturers face the challenge of running operations in multiple countries around the world, where safety is often dependent upon the ability of personnel to comprehend instructions for operating critical safety equipment in a foreign language. While manufacturers of safety equipment typically translate their manuals into languages native to the areas where they are used, operators of...Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Light Curtains meet global safety standards.

June 2, 2015

Featuring IP67 wash-down rated design, F3SG-4RA Series meets all global safety standards to protect fingers or hands/arms. Units feature DIP-switch selectable PNP/NPN outputs and are supported by 24-hour multi-language online diagnostics. To minimize wiring and installation time, curtains come with Smartclick™ connectors requiring just 1/8 turn. Mounting brackets that slide onto channels in light curtain body allow positioning anywhere along length without additional screws, washers, or clamps. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Safety Curtains, an Essential Need for Production Parts

May 19, 2015

The KEYENCE GL-R Series of safety light curtains offers a robust solution for optimal levels of safety and is an essential for all production plants. Continental Corporation, a leading firm in the manufacturing of electronic car components, has always made extensive use of these safety devices in its plants, especially in areas where moving components could injure operators. Continental chose...Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Keyence Safety Light Curtains Boost Productivity and Efficiency at Bosch

May 4, 2015

By using Keyence safety light curtains instead of hard guarding, Bosch has both increased efficiency and decreased cycle times. The Keyence GL-R series of light curtains were designed with a rough and demanding manufacturing process in mind. The GL-R features a thick aluminum housing along with a recessed lens face protecting it from drop, shock, and direct impact. Furthermore, the durability of...Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Access Control Barriers, Accessories protect device body.

April 28, 2015

Safety light curtains of Contrinex YCA 50-series are 24 Vdc, active optoelectronic devices available with 300 or 400 mm beam gap, configurable 1–15 m and 10–50 m operating distances, and 832–1,232 mm protective heights. Also available, 1,060–1,874 mm long, impact-resistant light curtain mirror columns of YXC-series deflect light curtains or access control barriers to provide multi-sided safeguarding of danger zones. Class 2 laser alignment tool with 50 m range is also available. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Wieland Electric Safety Light Curtains Protect Operators and Prevent Unauthorized Machine Access

February 25, 2015

Robust, reliable, highly customizable, SLC Series non-contact light curtains provide trusted optoelectronic protection in a broad range of machine applications ONTARIO, CANADA – Wieland Electric Inc., a leading global manufacturer of innovative electrical interconnect technology, announces its SLC Series safety light curtains. Featuring slim, rigid housings that enable easy adjustment and...Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics, Plant Furnishings & Accessories, Vision Systems

OMRON Automation and Safety's F3SJ Safety Light Curtains Simplify Selection and Installation, and Save Space, in OEM or Retrofit Applications

March 11, 2014

SCHAUMBURG, IL – F3SJ Safety Light Curtains from OMRON Automation and Safety make selecting and installing a safety light curtain easier than ever – users need only specify the required configuration type and sensor length. F3SJ safety light curtains are available in finger protection, hand protection or hand/limb body protection configurations. Sensors with protective heights of up to...Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Safety Light Curtain suits space-constrained applications.

September 17, 2013

Available in front and side view models, GL-S deliver Type 4 level protection and features 3 color operational status indicators that can be seen from any angle. Built-in muting function, external device monitoring, and interlock function eliminate need for external devices, while Edge-to-Edge Protection eliminates need for additional guarding. Built-in mounting brackets reduce installation time, and selectable wiring options facilitate integration. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Plant Furnishings & Accessories, Safety & Security Equipment, Vision Systems

Multifunctional Safety Light Curtains

August 6, 2013

SLC440 Safety Light curtains are designed for ease of installation and use in most applications by integrating easily programmed functions, highly visible signaling, and an alignment aid, all in a rugged housing. Tarrytown, NY– Schmersal's SLC440 Series Safety Light curtains provide for the protection of hazardous areas with a full range of easily programmed integrated functions, highly...Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Safety Light Curtains have no dead zones.

May 2, 2013

With IDEC SE4D Safety Light Curtains, detection can be performed along entire area with no dead zones. Up to 3 sets of curtains can be connected in series to safeguard L- or U-shape pattern without need for overlapping. Featuring response speed of 14 ms, each IP67-rated light curtain is available with both PNP and NPN transistor output. Units include external device monitoring, blanking functions, and muting function, which causes line to stop only when person passes through curtain. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Safety Light Curtains protect fingers, hands, and body.

April 9, 2013

Featuring slim 28 x 30 mm housing, Type 4 Light Curtains offer protective heights of 160–1,510 mm in 150 mm increments. Units provide multi-beam barrier of 950 nm IR light in front of hazardous area. If any beams are blocked by object, such as finger or hand, light curtain sends signal to machine to place it in safe state. Installed without software or control boxes, 24 Vdc units are IP65/IP67 rated and meet maximum safety level requirements according to IEC61496; SIL 3, SILcl 3, and PL e. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Emergency Stop Button with Illuminated Base and Safety Light Curtain with Integral Muting

January 21, 2013

New safety products from Banner Engineering also increase productivity An innovative illuminated Emergency Stop button and a Safety Light Curtain with integral Muting have been introduced by Banner Engineering. Applications include: Appliance Automotive Food Processing ...Read More

Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Vision Systems

Safety Light Curtains and Grids perform multiple functions.

September 6, 2012

Operated without use of external programming devices or software, SLC/SLG440 Series offers fully integrated functions such as programmable blanking, integrated contactor monitoring, start/restart interlock, beam coding, and double acknowledgement reset. Programming of features is made user friendly via button/enabling switch. Measuring 28 x 33 mm with 4-sided structure, units have 7-segment display that can be used to help with alignment, error diagnostics, or operational mode status. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Safety Light Curtain is sealed to IP65 and IP67 ratings.

May 25, 2012

Featuring 3 mm thick extruded aluminum body with 9 mm wide recessed lens surface, GL-R Series is completely guarded from impact damage. One-line wiring system allows transmitter to be connected in series directly to receiver for power and synchronization purposes. Locking into back channel of housing via 2 screws, pre-assembled, quick fit brackets facilitate installation. Smart features include edge-to-edge detection, built-in muting and blanking, and monitoring software. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Safety Light Curtains provide finger protection.

April 2, 2012

SG4-Finger safety light curtains feature maximum operating distance of 6 m, controlled heights ranging from 150-1,800 mm, and 14 mm resolution. Along with selectable EDM and manual/automatic restart, devices feature compact 32 x 37 mm profile and are designed for simple installation with rotating fixing brackets. Configuration requires no external control units or supplementary cables. Read More