Sick says its next-generation deTec4 Core safety light curtains set new performance standards for efficiency, installation and reliability; they are suitable for a wide range of applications including machine tools, FMCG (fast-moving consumer goods) handling and packaging, warehousing and logistics.
As well as meeting the latest EN standards, the deTec4 Core safety light curtains have no blind zones, offering optimum positioning and protection against unsafe access while enabling efficient operation.
Dr Martin Kidman, a Sick (UK) Safety Specialist, comments: "Sick has been a leader and innovator in safety light curtains for more than 60 years and we believe the deTec4 sets a new best-in-class benchmark for single-sided access protection.
"It is progress that has been recognised with an International Forum (iF) Product Design Award. The DeTec4 is very easy to install and commission, with an automatic range measurement of up to 10 metres. Once set up it operates economically and reliably."
Through the space-saving, robust design of the Sick deTec4, safety distances can be minimised to keep the machine footprint small and to maximise operator productivity.
The Sick deTec4 Core offers protective field heights in sizes from 300mm to 2100mm and a choice of finger (14mm) or hand (30mm) resolution to provide protection in accordance with EN ISO 13855 over distance of up to 10m. In addition, it complies with performance level e (PLe) of EN ISO 13849-1, Type 4 of IEC 61496 and SIL 3 of IEC 61508 and IEC 62061 (EN 61508 and EN 62061, respectively).
As the deTec4 Core sensor works only in protective mode, configuration and range adjustment is automatic, requiring no additional set-up; diagnostic codes are said to be simple, and additional functions can be set up via safety relays or the Sick Flexi Classic or Flexi Soft safety controllers.
Easy, quick installation
A combination of the innovative mounting bracket configuration, semi-circular contours and alignment LEDs greatly facilitates the alignment process, so the Sick deTec4 Core can be installed quickly and easily.
The Sick deTec4 Core benefits from an IP67 enclosure and an operating temperature range of -30 to +55degC for operation in harsh conditions and demanding industrial environments.
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