Included in the new PSENopt range is a series of light curtains that can be used in L or T arrangements for muting in one or two directions, and customers can select the number of muting sensors. Fixed and floating blanking can also be used with a number of the new light curtains.
Cascaded light curtains can be used in a master-and-slave configuration, ensuring full monitoring within the protected zone, with the light curtains mounted to suit the machine's layout. Cascaded light curtains can be far more economical than multiple conventional light curtains.
For small, localised plants, Pilz now offers cost-effective feedback loop monitoring. Contact expander modules or contactors are connected directly to the OSSD (output signal switching device) outputs and the switch status is monitored via the feedback loop function.
Taken as a whole, the Pilz PSENopt range covers virtually every requirement: Type 2 and Type 4 light curtains for finger, hand or body detection; cost-effective single-beam light barriers (and laser versions for ultra-fast response and distances of up to 40m); light curtains with muting and fixed/floating blanking; cascading light curtains; and light curtains with a SafetyBUS p interface.
An extensive range of accessories complements the light curtains and Pilz can supply monitoring devices to match, including safety relays, PNOZmulti configurable safety controllers, and PSS programmable safety systems (safety PLCs). Pilz also offers application support and advice on product selection, as well as ESPE (electrosensitive protective equipment) inspections to ensure that light curtains cannot be defeated and are correctly positioned in relation to the mechanical hazards - for both safety and productivity.