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Safety light curtain

January 29, 2014
By Mary Del

Keyence’s new GL-S safety light curtain is designed to offer a versatile solution for applications where space constraints are a major factor. Available in both front and side view models, these two designs allow the GL-S to be seamlessly installed into equipment with tight dimension restrictions. The GL-S offers a 50 per cent reduction in overall size when compared to conventional light curtains, the company says. Highly visible, three-colour status indicators allow the curtain’s operational status to be seen from any angle. These indicators can be externally controlled to illuminate green, red or orange to indicate work steps, thereby reducing the need for additional equipment. The GL-S also offers a built-in muting function, external device monitoring and interlock function, thus eliminating the need for external devices.

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