Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Safetinex Light Curtains Set Reliability Standards


Aerco has brought out the Safetinex Range Of Safety Light Curtains From Contrinex, the modular design of which allows fully tested systems to be delivered on a short time scale. Contrinex safety light curtains correspond to Safety Category 4 (EN/ISO 13849-1) and Type 4 (EN/IEC 61496 -1 and -2) and are designed to be used wherever risks cannot be eliminated through machine design. The light curtain will immediately stop the machine if it detects a person or any part of the body entering a danger zone.

Safetinex light curtains consist of a rugged sender and a receiver unit that demarcate the protection zone around the machine. The range comprises models with resolutions of 14mm for finger protection and 30mm for hand protection, with a maximum protective field width of 3.5 and 12m respectively. The maximum protective height is either 1685mm (14mm resolution) or 1822mm (30mm resolution).

The Safetinex's signal-processing method ensures fast response times and maximum safety for machine operators. All Safetinex models offer a choice between two operating channels to avoid any likelihood of cross-talk between adjacent pairs of safety barriers.

Connection is via M12 or M26 connector, short cable (pigtail) with M12 connector or PUR pre-cabled, up to 10m long. In addition, the product range includes a Category 4 safety relay that can be configured for manual or automatic restart. Additional accessories include mounting brackets, which enable full angular adjustment, and T-bolts that fit into slots along each side of the barrier housing.

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