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Next generation of safety light curtains

09 July 2013

Reported to set new performance standards in efficiency, installation and reliability, the next-generation of safety light curtains from SICK is suitable for use across a wide range of applications including machine tool protection, FMCG goods handling and packaging, warehousing and logistics.

As well as meeting the latest EN standards, the deTec4 Core has no blind zones offering optimum positioning and protection against unsafe access whilst enabling ongoing efficient operation.

Through the space saving, robust design of the SICK deTec4 safety distances can be minimised to achieve best-possible machine integration as well as higher operator productivity.

The SICK deTec4 Core offers protective field heights in increments from 300mm to 2100mm and a choice of finger (14mm) or hand (30mm) resolution providing protection against operator intervention in accordance with EN ISO 13855 up to 10m. In addition, it complies with performance level "e” (EN ISO 13849), Type 4 (IEC61496) and SIL 3 (IEC61508).

As the deTec4 Core sensor works only in protective mode, configuration and range adjustment is automatic requiring no additional set-up; diagnostic codes are simple and additional functions can be set up via safety relays, or the SICK Flexi Classic or Flexi Soft safety controllers.