TWINSBURG, OH — Pepperl+Fuchs introduces SLCS and SLCT Series Safety Light Curtains. Available in IEC 61496-compliant Type 4 or Type 2 versions, these high resolution and ultra-slim safety light curtains 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 the most space restrictive applications. The small footprint (just 20 mm wide x 30 mm deep) and optional quick-release mounting bracket facilitates fast, flexible mounting.
SLCS Type 4 and SLCT Type 2 series safety light curtains use standard M12 micro connector cordsets, and feature completely integrated control electronics and solid state OSSDs for a fully self-contained 2-box system that delivers simplified wiring and setup. No separate control module is necessary, nor is a synchronization cable connection required between the transmitter and receiver. The provide a maximum sensing range of 8 m (26 ft.), are available with beam spacings for finger (14 mm), hand (30 mm) and body detection (60 and 90 mm) configurations, and are tested to provide reliable operation in temperatures ranging from -22° F to +140°F (-30° C to +60° C).
An innovative quick-release clamp bracket facilitates fast installation, removal or replacement of individual light curtains without requiring any tools or other mounting hardware. In most cases light curtains can be replaced without disturbing transmitter and receiver alignment. The mounting brackets can be attached to any of the three sides of the light curtain for flexible 3-sided mounting. SLCS and SLCT safety light curtains also facilitate the option to have top-to-top mounting with no dead zone.