Safety light curtains PSENopt II - Second generation

The robust safety light curtain

Light curtain PSENopt II with mirror column

The second generation of safety light curtains, PSENopt II, provide safe access to the production process and provide finger, hand and body protection, depending on the requirement. The first Type 3 safety light curtains are specifically designed for applications up to PL d of EN/IEC 61496-1/-2. Type 4 light curtains are also available for applications up to PL e of EN/IEC 61496-1/-2.

As the units are so robust, PSENopt II sensors provide protection against shock, collision and vibration and so are suitable for use in rugged industrial environments. The operator can evaluate the main causes and system defects responsible for the machine stop by means of the LEDs. Downtimes are reduced as a result.

The safety light curtains are available in lengths from 150 mm to 1800 mm. In combination with the safe small controllers PNOZmulti 2, the result is a safe, complete, one-stop solution. In the graphics software tool PNOZmulti Configurator you can select the light curtain block and configure your own individual safety light curtain application with just a few clicks.

Further information on EN/IEC 61496-1/-2

NEW: The world's first UL-certified Type 3 safety light curtain PSENopt II

The Type 3 safety light curtains in accordance with EN/IEC 61496-1/-2 are specially designed for applications up to PL d. And have gained the UL certificate as the world's first Type 3 safety light curtains! So you can be sure that by using PSENopt II you are making the right decision to protect your staff and your machinery - worldwide! We have been highly successful in working with UL International Germany.

Why UL-certified?

With globalisation, the safe, seamless introduction of new products on to the world market is becoming ever more important. Product liability laws in the USA are a great deal stricter than they are in Europe or Asia for example. UL-certified devices meet the national safety standards of the USA and Canada. The certification procedure in accordance with North American standards for electrical goods simplifies market access considerably. Nothing else stands in the way of use in the USA and Canada. It speeds up commissioning on-site. Machine builders who export into these markets benefit from this in particular.

Complete one-stop solution

In conjunction with safe control technology from Pilz, PSENopt II units offer a safe, economical and complete solution for your plant. Flexible to use, rapid installation, absence of dead zones and shock resistance of 50g mean that PSENopt II units are predestined for use in an everyday industrial environment.
With their 5-pin connector, they can be connected directly to the decentralised modules PDP67. High-quality accessories such as post protectors, mirror columns, PSENopt II lockout guarantee carefree application.

The worlds' first UL certificate was awarded in July for Pilz in Ostfildern, Germany – PSENopt II safety light curtains take care of safety.

Your application advantages

  • Certified safety: Type 3 safety light curtains for applications up to PL d of EN / IEC 61496 with UL and TÜV certificate
  • For finger, hand and body protection, both Type 3 and Type 4 safety light curtains are available
  • User-friendly diagnostics via LEDs to reduce downtimes

Safety light curtains for finger, hand and body protection – the benefits

  • Highly robust for protection against shock, collision and vibration
  • User-friendly diagnostics via LEDs to reduce downtimes
  • Fast, simple assembly, installation and commissioning
  • Coding for greater flexibility when installing the light curtain sensors
  • Several sides of a danger zone secured using PSENopt II mirror columns
  • Adjustable base unit offers additional protection against strong mechanical impact and enables the mirror column to be adjusted in uneven conditions
  • One-stop shop: complete, economical solution with configurable control systems PNOZmulti 2 and an extensive range of accessories

Safety light curtain features

Detailed view of safety light curtain PSENopt II
  • Compliant and approved in accordance with EN/IEC 61508 and EN/IEC 614961/-2
  • Can be used in applications up to PL d / PL e of EN ISO 13849-1 and SIL CL 2/SIL CL 3 of EN/IEC 62061
  • Safety for finger, hand and body protection
  • Lengths of 150 mm to 1800 mm
  • Robustness of 50 g
  • Absence of dead zones
  • Integrated coding
  • Complete solution with PDP67 (plug and pin compatible), PNOZmulti 2, PNOZ X2.8p, PNOZs3

Light curtains PSENopt II application areas

Protect your staff and your capital goods with the safety light curtains PSENopt II! The light curtains protect the danger zones with an invisible protected field of infrared beams. If the infrared light beam is interrupted, a safe shutdown command is issued immediately.

PSENopt II safety light curtains are suitable in industry particularly for manual workstations, access guarding, inserting/removing materials or material handling next to robots.
Learn more about the diverse application ranges of safety light curtains!

Applications of PSENopt II safety light curtains

PSENopt II mirror column for securing danger zones from several sides

Combine your safety light curtains with the PSENopt II mirror columns to safeguard a danger zone from several sides. Monitor up to three access sides with just one light curtain pair and two mirror columns! You save wiring work, space and money. The mirror columns consist of a post protector and an integrated mirror. They can be used with all our light curtain sensors PSENopt and PSENopt II.
The PSENopt II adjustable base unit is an optional accessory offering additional protection against strong mechanical impact. It is also ideal for installing the mirror columns on uneven surfaces.

Protect your light curtains PSENopt II from damage - with the PSENopt II post protectors

Safety light curtain PSENopt II post protectors

With the post protectors PSENopt II protective column you can provide your light curtain with optimum protection against damage, from collisions for example.

The post protectors can also be used for a free-standing installation of the light curtains. For simple assembly on uneven surfaces, the post protectors can be used in conjunction with the PSENopt II adjustable base unit.

Accessory for the light curtain PSENopt II to prevent restart

PSENopt II lockout

With our accessory PSENopt II lockout for the PSENopt II range of light curtains you can prevent the machine restarting. This is necessary, for example, when carrying out maintenance work within the danger zone. PSENopt II lockout consists of an assembly unit that is attached to the side of the light curtain like a swivel arm. If the danger zone is accessed, the swivel arm can be folded out in front of the light curtain’s field of vision and fitted with a lock. As a result the light curtain no longer has a free field of vision, so start up is prevented.

By comparison: previously a restart could only be prevented by using additional safety sensors in the danger zone or via a visual inspection, in other words by looking into the danger zone. With PSENopt II lockout you have a safe solution without the extra costs of additional safety sensors.

Integrated coding on all PSENopt II safety light curtains

Safety light curtain PSENopt II in use

There are no limits to the physical arrangement of the safety light curtains. Thanks to the coding, the light curtain sensors no longer interfere with one another, even with close physical proximity. This is particularly important if the transmitter on the first light curtain pair emits beams in the direction of the receiver on the second light curtain pair. In this case, simply configure the light curtain pairs with different beam codes! The following are available: "Code A", "Code B" and "uncoded". The coding is integrated into all PSENopt II light curtains.

Industry uses of the safety light curtains

Our product range: Safety light curtain PSENopt II

Basic Type 4 light curtain, finger protection

The Basic Type 4 light curtains PSENopt II are suitable for finger protection in accordance with EN/IEC 61496-1/-2.

Basic Type 3 light curtain, hand protection

The Basic Type 3 light curtains PSENopt II are suitable for hand protection in accordance with EN/IEC 61496-1.

Basic Type 3 light curtain, finger protection

The Basic Type 3 light curtains, finger protection The Standard Type 3 light curtains PSENopt II are suitable for finger protection in accordance with EN/IEC 61496-1.

Accessories light grid PSENopt II

Perfectly adapted to light beam devices PSENopt II: Compatible accessories for quick and easy installation.

Basic Type 4 light curtain, hand protection

The Basic Type 4 light curtains PSENopt II are suitable for hand protection in accordance with EN/IEC 61496-1/-2.

Basic Type 4 light curtain, body protection

The Basic Type 4 light curtains PSENopt II are suitable for body protection in accordance with EN/IEC 61496-1/-2.

Basic Type 3 light curtain, body protection

The Basic Type 3 light curtains PSENopt II are suitable for body protection in accordance with EN/IEC 61496-1.

Connection technology

A large number of compatible cables enable many advanced functionalities. Here you can select the solution that's right for you.

Suitable cables and plug-in connectors
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