Euchner is a world-leading company in the area of industrial safety technology. Euchner has been developing and producing high-quality switching systems for mechanical and systems engineering for more than 60 years.
Euchner products range from electromechanical and electronic components to intelligent integrated safety solutions. Safety for people, machines and products is one of the dominant themes within Euchner.
Light grids and light curtains are electro-sensitive protective equipment for securing danger areas on machines and installations.
They use several light beams to form an invisible safety light curtain in front of the danger area. When a machine operator interrupts one of these light beams, this will cause the safety outputs to switch off.
Electro-sensitive protective equipment is used whenever:
A machine operator must interact with the machine in very brief cycles, e.g. at loading points of automatic assembly machines.
Dangerous work areas must be secured in a continuously interlinked material flow without disturbing the material flow.
The danger area must be secured on machines without a safety enclosureg. on sheet metal processing machines, on presses, on film winding machines and on paper cutting machines.
When installed vertically, light grids and light curtains serve the purpose of access control for operating personnel. When installed horizontally, they secure areas of prevent people from stepping behind them.
The basic distinction between light grids and light curtains is the number of light beams used to produce a protective field.
Light grids produce a protective field consisting of 2 – 4 light beams. Owing to the large distance between the individual light beams, light grids are particularly suitable for access control to large work areas and for applications involving a large distance between the operator and hazardous movement.
Light curtains consist of many light beams, which can detect different body parts depending on the resolution (14 – 50mm). A distinction is made between finger, hand and body protection.
The advantages of Euchners LCA range at a glance is …
High level of protection against tampering
Category 4/PL e or category 2/PL c
SIL 3 or SIL 1
Less wiring work thanks to plug connector
High degree of protection IP67/IP65
Deflection mirrors permit versatile use
Shorter access time and greater productivity through simple interaction between operator and machine
Very simple setup through various start modes
Wide product range with numerous applications
If you are interested in the Euchner LCA Light Grids & Light Curtains, or any other Euchner products, please call 01244 288138 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.