Press Release Summary:
With beam spacing of 300, 400, 450, 500, and 600 mm, multiple light beam safety device, Model M4000, offers mounting flexibility via 3-groove housing and swivel mount end caps. Corner mirrors enable unit to protect up to 4-sided applications, such as entire robot cell. Integrated LED status indicator mounted on end cap is visible from any direction. Model M4000 requires no PC and can be directly linked to AS-Interface Safety-At-Work bus.
Original Press Release:
SICK Launches M4000 Standard Perimeter Guard
Innovative access guarding solution offers maximum availability for work cells
Minneapolis, Minn., - October 10, 2005. SICK, one of the world's leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems and automatic identification products for industrial applications, today announced the M4000 Standard multiple light beam safety device - an innovative access guarding solution.
The M4000 Standard multiple light beam safety device from SICK offers maximum mounting flexibility via 3 groove housing and swivel mount end caps. It protects a perimeter up to 70 meters with beam spacing of 300, 400, 450, 500, and 600 mm. The M4000 is ideal for guarding robot cells, manufacturing cells, an opening in a fence, and more. Using corner mirrors enables the M4000 to protect up to 4-sided applications, such as for an entire robot cell (360-degree protection). This new perimeter guard enables fast installation and easy commissioning - with no PC required. The integrated LED status indicator mounted on the end cap is visible from any direction, saving time.
The M4000 can be directly linked to the AS-Interface Safety-At-Work bus via an integrated interface. And, an integrated visible laser alignment function enables quick and easy alignment.
The M4000 Standard is fully compliant, including OSHA, ANSI B11.19, ANSI B11.20, ANSI/RIA R15.06 & CSA Z434 compliant - UL/cULus listed, CE per IEC 61496-1, 2, IEC 61508 SIL 3.
SICK is one of the world's leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems and automatic identification products for industrial applications. With nearly 450 patents, SICK continues to lead the industry in new product innovations. The diversity of its product line allows SICK to offer solutions at every phase of production in the semiconductor, automotive, packaging, electronics, food and beverage, and material handling markets. SICK was founded in 1946 and has operations or representation in 65 countries worldwide.