IFM Electronic Safety light curtains
Safety light curtains is an active optoelectronic protective device. The main purpose of safety light curtains is the control of hazardous areas where the movement of engine parts can be dangerous for humans. Thanks to the light curtains a proper stopping of dangerous movement of the facilities is provided.
The protective device in the form of a light curtain operates on the principle of forming a safety light grid with 2 or higher number of beams by crossing which the conveyor, press, robot, machine stops and/or alarms.
In general, light safety systems are used in logistics and manufacturing: automatic packaging machines, presses, metalworking machines, conveyors, automatic warehouses, palletizers, robotic assembly lines, automatic doors and gates, etc. Light security systems are able to secure both the operator's workplace and the perimeter around it.
Protective function depending on the degree of danger ensures that access to the dangerous zone or control of access to the dangerous zone is prevented. Protective function directly depends on the resolution (detection ability). Specifis parameters of IFM safety light curtains:
-type ESPE- the OY light curtains meet the demands of EN61496, protection class 2 and 4.
-the covered zone height is the height of the maximum possible area of control of the light curtain.
-the covered zone width is the maximum distance from the emitter to the receiver of the light curtain, the width of light curtains OY is 0 ... 4 m or 3 ... 12 m (optional).