Machine & Operator Safety
Ultra-slim light curtains
December 13, 2009 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Pepperl+Fuchs has introduced its ultra-slim SLCS and SLCT series safety light curtains. Available in IEC 61496-compliant Type 4 or Type 2 versions, they reduce the safe mounting distance with respect to the point-of-operation hazard enabling them to be installed with a built-in look and feel, even in space-restrictive applications, and have a small footprint (just 20-mm wide and 30-mm deep). They use standard M12 micro-connector cordsets and feature completely integrated control electronics and solid state OSSDs for a fully self-contained two-box system. No separate control module is necessary, nor is a synchronization cable connection required between the transmitter and receiver.