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Fit-and-forget safety light curtain

14 May 2015

By designing an explosion-proof enclosure for its leading light curtain technology to ATEX and UL Listed hazardous area standards, SICK is offering what is says is unprecedented safety protection for high risk flammable gas, vapour and dusty industrial environments.

The deTec4 Core Ex, C4000 Select Ex and C4000 Advanced Ex light curtains are all-in-one pre-assembled safety devices suitable for a wide range of hazardous environments from pharmaceutical, chemical and paint manufacture to food processing and storage, to gas and coal industries.

"This is the first time a true fit-and-forget safety light curtain solution has been available for ATEX and UL designated hazardous areas,” says Martin Kidman SICK (UK) machinery safety specialist. "There’s no assembly needed as the light curtain and enclosure have already been tested as a single unit and verified ready for use; the only one to have achieved UL Classified and Listed status so offers complete peace of mind.

"As well as being an all-in-one solution, downtime is reduced and therefore all the dangers of starting and stopping critical processes to install safety light curtains to guard dangerous machinery and protect personnel are eliminated. The range of fields and enclosure sizes means all sorts of equipment can be easily protected.”