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Safety light curtain for tough apps

12 April 2016

A tough addition to SICK’s flagship safety light curtain family, the deTec4 Prime is an extra-rugged, high-performance light curtain that is easy to install and use. It is also suitable for harsh environments and exceptionally wide machines.

With the SICK deTec4 Prime, it is said to be easier than ever to achieve hazardous and access point safety protection up to PLe/SIL3. It is suited for a wide variety of applications such as warehousing and logistics, FMCG goods handling and packaging, machine tool operation, and automotive production.

With integrated laser alignment for simple installation, the SICK deTec4 Prime provides end-to-end protection with no blind zones and a wide scanning range up to 21m. It complements the deTec4 Core safety light curtain.

With integral dip switches for simple in-situ configuration, the deTec4 Prime is quick and easy to commission without the need for a computer. Cascading up to three deTec4 Prime safety light curtains minimises wiring complexity and reduces the number of safety inputs in the control cabinet. The coded light beam option prevents optical interference between devices in side-by-side applications.

The SICK deTec4 Prime offers protective field heights in increments from 300mm to 2100mm and a choice of finger (14mm) or hand (30mm) resolution providing protection against operator intervention in accordance with EN ISO 13855 in applications covering up to 21 metres. It is a type 4 device (IEC 61496), enabling compliance in applications with requirements up to PLe (EN ISO 13849) and SIL 3 (IEC61508).

Configuration and range adjustment is automatic, requiring no additional set-up; diagnostics indication is simple and additional functions such as EDM monitoring or manual reset are activated automatically by connection. 

A combination of the innovative mounting bracket configuration, semi-circular contours and alignment LEDs greatly facilitate the installation process meaning the SICK deTec4 Prime can be installed quickly and easily in seconds. LEDs along both sender and receiver indicate the field, OSSD’s and state of the light curtains allowing efficient maintenance and diagnostics. The deTec4 Prime allows the connection of a reset button and/or the facility to monitor external devices (EDM) which can reduce wiring and the need for additional devices in the control cabinet saving space.

The SICK deTec4 Prime benefits from a tough,IP65 or IP67, impact and warp resistant enclosure with an operating temperature range from -300C to +550C guaranteeing operation in harsh conditions and a variety of demanding industrial environments.

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