Machine & Operator Safety
Multilingual Omron F3SG-RA light curtain for global use
Mar. 13, 2015 – Omron Industrial Automation’s new F3SG-RA global safety light curtain comes with stickers in eight languages: English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, German and Italian. Each sticker has a QR code that can be scanned by an operator with a smartphone or tablet whenever a problem occurs. Scanning the code brings up a website that provides online support and troubleshooting in the user’s language, keyed to the diagnostic signals provided by the light curtain. The QR code also provides quick access to a manual in the user’s language. According to the company, the series also simplifies the installation process, as it features mounting brackets that slide onto channels in the light curtain body, with a single 3-mm hex head to tighten. This enables positioning anywhere along its length without additional screws, washers and clamps and helps to simplify and shorten installation, says Omron.