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Industrial Safety – Safety Light Curtains

Safety Light Curtains

Safety light curtains are an advanced method of safeguarding personnel around many hazardous machines. Also called light screens, optical guards, and
presence sensing devices, safety light curtains offer freedom, flexibility and reduced operator fatigue when compared with traditional guarding methods such as mechanical barriers, sliding gates and pull-back restraints. By reducing the need, where applicable, for solid guards, safety light curtains simplify routine tasks like machine setup, maintenance and repair.

Safety light curtains are easy to understand. A photoelectric transmitter projects an array of synchronized, parallel infrared light beams to a receiver unit. When an opaque object interrupts one or more beams the light curtain controller sends a stop signal to the guarded machine.

Safety Light Curtains (Type 2)
Type 2 safety light curtains are a cost-effective light curtain safety solution for guarding lower-risk applications, where the result of an accident is only a slight injury. Type 2 light curtains feature a large field of view and use fault exclusion to ensure the integrity of safeguarding.

Safety Laser Scanner (Type 3)
Safety laser scanners provide a laser safety solution for safeguarding mobile vehicles and stationary applications, such as the interior of robotic work cells that cannot be solved by other safeguarding solutions.

    AG4 Series Safety Laser Scanners
    Banner Engineering’s AG4 Series Laser Scanners are two-dimensional safety laser scanners that effectively protect personnel and stationary or mobile systems within a user designated area as well as provide access protection for AGS gates on a robot cell.
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Safety Light Curtains (Type 4)
Type 4 safety light curtains protect personnel from injury and machines from damage by guarding points of operation, access, areas and perimeters. With self-checking circuitry, Type 4 light curtains provide control reliability and high levels of fault tolerance.

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