Minneapolis, Minn. - SICK, announced the launch of the C4000 Select Safety Light Curtain. This light curtain is unique because it allows customers to use DIP switches for configuration - rather than a PC, offers an integrated laser alignment tool, condensed, intuitive diagnostics, and the ability to cascade three C4000 Select pairs or a S300/S3000 Safety Laser Scanner.
The C4000 Select offers a solution for point-of-operation safeguarding applications, although they can be used in perimeter and area guarding applications. It is ideal for the automotive industry, robotics, machine tool, presses, material handling and general manufacturing applications.
Benefits include reduced installation cost and start-up time with quick DIP switch configuration, fast alignment, increased mounting flexibility, and condensed, easy-to-understand local diagnostics. Other advantages are maximum availability from solid alignment with the integrated laser and bar graph alignment system, and reduced light curtain inventory through selectable features, including safety field width, two beam codes, 1 or 2 beam floating blanking and extended I/O. An optional 360° integrated LED status indicator provides highly visible output status from a distance.
This Type 4, PL e, SIL 3 safety light curtain is available in 30-mm resolution in protective heights from 300 mm up to 1800 mm in 300-mm increments. There are also two beam code choices, a high and low range setting for the safety field width and 1 or 2 beam floating beam blanking with partial object detection. Both the system and extension connectors are M12 5.