Safety light curtains are photoelectric presence sensors specifically designed to protect personnel from injuries related to hazardous machine motion.
Light curtains offer optimal safety, yet they allow for greater productivity and are the more ergonomically sound solution when compared to mechanical guards.
Allen Bradleys GuardShield safety light curtains include Point of Operation Control (POC) models for finger and hand protection and Perimeter Access Control (PAC) products for whole body protection.
Point of Operation Control safety light curtains are designed for finger, hand and arm detection. These light curtains are placed close to the hazard, at the point of operation where personnel may frequently interact with the machine.
These include …
450L GuardShield POC – The basic model with on/off functionality. Patented technology allows each transceiver to be used as a transmitter or receiver via an innovating plug-in module.
440L GuardShield POC Type 4 – Applied in applications where a formal risk assessment has determined that the hazard poses a moderate to high risk of operator injury.
445L GuardShield POC Type 4 Micro 400 – Economical three-box safety light curtains in a small housing, designed for use in benign industrial environments (IP54).
445L GuardShield POC Type 4 Safe 4 – Economical two-box safety light curtains with ON/OFF functionality, visible laser beams are activated by touching the laser at the finger symbol on the front face of the light curtains.
440L and 445L GuardShield POC Type 2 Low Risk – Applied in applications where a formal risk assessment has determined that the hazard poses a low risk of operator injury.
Perimeter Access Control (PAC) and Area Access Control (AAC) safety light curtains provide full-body access detection.
These light curtains are designed to create a safety perimeter around a machine that does not require frequent interaction between personnel and the hazard during regular operation.
PAC and AAC safety light curtains are typically used as opto-electronic fences to detect personnel or large objects when they pass through the sensing field.
These include …
440L Type 4 and 445L Safe 4 GuardShield Safety Light Curtains – Typically positioned around an area or in front of a machine process entry or exit areas. These devices are applied in applications where a formal risk assessment has determined that the hazard poses a moderate to high risk of operator injury.
440L Area Access Control Single Beam Sensors – Provides whole-body access detection for hazardous areas. The single beam is a 24V DC through-beam opto-electronic safety switch.
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