Low-cost Category 3 safety light curtains for hand detection

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Low-cost Category 3 safety light curtains for hand detectionSmartscan's 1000 Plus Series provides a range of low-cost safety light curtains with a high level of safety integrity to Category 3 of EN 954-1 with detection heights from 180-1240mm as standard and 30mm and 40mm object detection, making them suitable for 'hand' detection.

The 1000 Plus models include innovative design features providing customers with an easy-to-use, low cost safety device supported by a full two-year warranty. The range also includes 2-, 3- and 4-beam options for guarding around the perimeter of a machine. Enhanced visual diagnostics aid light curtain monitoring and set-up. All models are sealed to IP65 for use in harsh environments and are finished in a bright yellow polyester powder coating.

Smartscan says the Series 1000's combination of IEC 61496-2 TYPE 2 and EN 954-1 Category 3 safety integrity makes them suitable for the majority of safeguarding applications, helping customers get the right balance between cost and performance for their safety applications.

Connecting the 1000 Plus to a machine control system is said to be extremely easy. A 24V DC supply is required for the transmitter and receiver units; then connect the two electronic output switches to the machine stop circuit and the installation is complete. The transmitter and receiver heads come complete with 5m connection cables.

Mechanical installation is fully catered for, with a combination of four slots running the full length of the extrusion that incorporate an M6 thread and a standard angle bracket mounting kit option.

In addition, Smartscan offers a range of Multifunction Safety Units providing relay output switching and a number of control options such as muting, emergency stop inputs and control of two light curtains.

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