Safety light curtains are a convenient and cost-effective way to safeguard hazardous machinery where frequent access is required, typically to load or unload components. Compared with physical guards, they also offer faster access and, therefore, shorter machine cycle times.
In real terms, the price of light curtains has fallen significantly since the technology first came available. And now Pilz is offering many products from its PSENopt range with attractive price reductions.
Included among the products being promoted are light curtains for finger, hand and body protection, with heights from 150-1650mm. PSENopt light curtains are suitable for all Type 2 and Type 4 applications in accordance with EN/IEC 61496 (Safety of machinery - Electrosensitive protective equipment) parts 1 and 2). They are simple and quick to commission thanks to their integral alignment guide and compact dimensions. Further cost savings are possible thanks to integral functions such as muting, blanking and cascading. Diagnostic information about the operating status of the light curtain is displayed via LED indicators.
Pilz also offers an extensive range of accessories to complement the light curtains, as well as appropriate monitoring devices - including safety relays, PNOZmulti modular safety controllers and PSS programmable safety systems (safety PLCs).
To help customers make the best use of safety light curtains and monitoring devices, Pilz engineers can advise on the optimum model for a particular application, as well carrying out stop performance tests and calculating the installation position relative to the hazard zone. Pilz also offers an ESPE (electrosensitive protective equipment) validation service to ensure that the light curtain cannot be defeated and it is correctly positioned to EN 999:1998 (Safety of machinery - The positioning of protective equipment in respect of approach speeds of parts of the human body).
Please contact Pilz to request more information about price promotions on PSENopt safety light curtains.
This is a news item from Pilz Automation Technology in the UK. All the standards and directives described refer to the UK and may vary elsewhere.