The Machinery Directive stipulates machinery should not present a risk. Since there is no zero risk, the aim is to achieve an acceptable residual risk.
If safety is dependent on control systems, these must be designed so as to minimise malfunction. Safety technology in automation minimises the risk of damage to persons or installations.
The ifm product range comprises a multitude of safety products including electro-sensitive protective equipment, door switches, actuators and control systems.
Safety light curtains and safety light grids are used where hazardous areas must be secured.
They are optoelectronic safety devices consisting of one transmitter and one receiver.
They conform to the safety requirements of type 2 / SILE 1 or type 4 / SIL 3.
Typical applications include access prevention or hazardous area monitoring of robot cells and production lines. For food and beverage applications, units with protective tubes and high protection ratings are offered.
Safety light curtains with a floating blanking can be used to safeguard material feed processes on presses and saws.
The OY series safety light curtains are used to safeguard hazardous areas and protect personnel. Depending on the protected area height and number of beams, the units can be adjusted to protect hands or an entire person.
Thanks to their slim design, they are suited for applications with limited mounting space.
The OY110S is just one of the many safety light curtains ifm produce, which feature …
Reliable protection of hazardous areas and gates
Comply with the requirements of type 4 to IEC 61496
Wide range selectable on the unit
Slim, robust design for use in harsh industrial environment
Easy connection via the tried-and-tested M12 connector
If you would like to ask any of our professional team members about the ifm OY Series Safety Light Curtain, or any other ifm products, please contact 01244 288138 or [email protected] today.