Optoelectronic sensors

Barrier-free safety with optoelectronic sensors

Optoelectronic sensors

Optoelectronic sensors provide optimum protection for plant and machinery when there is active intervention into the production process. Our offering of optoelectronic sensors ranges from PSENopt light curtains to the safety laser scanner PSENscan.

Depending on the requirement, light curtains PSENopt provide finger, hand and body protection in accordance with EN IEC 61496-1. Whether for space-critical applications or advanced functionalities such as muting, blanking or cascading: Pilz offers the appropriate light curtains for your requirement. The safety laser scanner PSENscan is suitable for two-dimensional area monitoring.

In conjunction with our control technology, we can supply a safe, complete solution for your application. And our comprehensive accessories enable flexible application on any machine.

Optoelectronic sensors: Benefits & features

  • Increased productivity thanks to ergonomic workflows
  • Quick to integrate into your plant
  • Simple operation and maintenance
  • Barrier-free safety
  • Space-saving – thanks to compact dimensions
  • Compliant and approved in accordance with EN IEC 61508, EN IEC 61496-1


Applications of optoelectronic sensors

Use of safety laser scanners

Optimum safeguarding of danger zones with safety laser scanners

Whether you need stationary or mobile safeguarding of danger zones and access monitoring, safety laser scanners PSENscan provide the optimum solution for your application. They enable two-dimensional area monitoring with an opening angle of 275 degrees. Protected fields and warning fields can be freely configured and adapted to structural conditions. As a result, PSENscan can easily be integrated into the most varied of applications.


The light barrier for all industries and applications

With PSENopt you can protect your personnel and capital goods – safely, efficiently and economically. An invisible protective field from the infrared light barrier protects the danger zones. If a light beam is broken it will immediately trigger a safe shutdown command. Muting, blanking and/or cascading open up a wide range of possibilities for optimum incorporation of the light barrier into your plant. They are therefore suitable for a wide range of industries and applications.

Use of light barriers

Pilz – Your partner for inspection of safeguards

The independent inspection body of Pilz GmbH & Co. KG, Ostfildern, accredited by the German Accreditation Body DAkkS to ISO IEC 17020:2012, supports you as a partner in conducting the internationally valid safety inspection of your electrosensitive protective equipment.

Further information: Pilz inspection of ESPE

DAkkS accredited to ISO IEC 17020:2012

Industry uses of light curtains

Our product range: Optoelectronic sensors


Pilz Automation Safety L.P.
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Canton, MI 48187

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