Switches provide non-contact access guarding for doors.

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PICO-GUARD(TM) Extreme- and Heavy-Duty Safety Interlock Switches are designed for use with PICO-GUARD FO controller for personnel safety applications. Switches featuring active/passive configurations are available in 316 SS or die-cast zinc housings, and in 1.8, 4.5, 9.0 and 15.3 m standard fiber lengths. Units operate at 1-50 mm range, are approved for use in explosive gaseous environments by ATEX, FM and CSA standards, and are IP67 rated.



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Extreme- and Heavy-Duty Fiber Optic Safety Interlock Switches for Harsh Environments.



March 31, 2006-Banner Engineering announces its compact yet rugged PICO-GUARD(TM) Extreme- and Heavy-Duty Safety Interlock Switches. Constructed of solid metal, these switches are designed for use with the PICO-GUARD fiber optic controller for personnel safety applications and provide reliable, non-contact access guarding for doors, guards, gates and covers. The switch features an active/passive configuration allowing the optical fibers to enter and exit from one side of the guard only-making them ideal for removable doors and panels. Available in stainless-steel and die-cast metal housings, PICO-GUARD Extreme- and Heavy-Duty switches resist the rigors of tough environments.

Available in chemical-resistant 316 stainless-steel and impact-resistant die-cast zinc housings
Designed to meet stringent Safety Category 4 applications
Operates at ranges from 1 to 50 mm
Allows for a degree of misalignment and vibration
Available in 1.8, 4.5, 9.0 and 15.3 m standard fiber lengths
Includes center mounting holes for easy installation
Features integral polyethylene jacketed plastic fiber with fluoropolymer sheathing on extreme-duty model
Features polyethylene jacketed plastic fiber or polyethylene jacketed plastic fiber with fluoropolymer sheathing on heavy-duty model
Approved for use in explosive gaseous environments (Class 1/Div. 1, Class 1/Zone 0) by ATEX, FM and CSA standards
Rated IP67

Direct link to request product: http://bannerengineering.com/picoguard_switches

For more information on Banner's PICO-GUARD(TM) Fiber Optic Safety Systems visit:
http://www.bannerengineering.com/products/machine_safety/picoguard/

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