Omron Automation and Safety Intros first global safety light curtain
The F3SG-4RA light curtains meets global safety standards to protect machine operators.
June 2, 2015
by Canadian Packaging staff
HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL–Omron Automation and Safety introduces the F3SG-4RA series of light curtains, the first to truly meet all safety standards throughout the world to protect either finger or hands/arms.
The IP67 wash-down rated light curtains are supported by 24-hour multi-language online diagnostics that allow operators around the world to check error details in their local language.
This Global Safety Light Curtain allows OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) producing machines in any industry to select one light curtain for all applications, regardless of where the machines may ship.
One example that allows global machine standardization is the DIP-switch selectable PNP/NPN outputs in each unit.
To reduce wiring and installation time the unit comes with Smartclick connectors requiring just a 1/8 turn to get a secure and reliable IP67 connection. Mounting brackets that slide onto channels in the light curtain body allow positioning anywhere along its length without additional screws, washers and clamps to simplify and shorten installation.
The wash-down resistant housing eliminates the need for separate protective tubing to comply with IP67 enclosure requirements. Access to a single safety light curtain applicable for global use allows the OEM to reduce costs based on standardization, simpler design, and manufacturing processes.
Online multi-language support allows operators to check error code details in eight languages including: English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, German and Italian.
To reduce end user production downtime, the machine builder can apply a QR sticker reflecting one of the eight available languages on the product prior to shipping. This allows the operator with a tablet or smartphone to scan the QR code and receive online support and troubleshooting in their local language.
“This light curtain series features advanced safety functions such as built-in muting and blanking without an external controller,” says Omron Automation and Safety production marketing manager Mike Frey. “Interactive diagnostics allow the user to thoroughly analyze the cause of an error and get the machine up and running in minimal time.”
Headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, OMRON Corporation is a multi-billion-dollar, diversified company with business units producing industrial automation products, electronic components, healthcare equipment and ticketing systems. Omron Automation and Safety is a global leader providing complete automation solutions for industrial applications. The Pan-American headquarters is located in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, U.S.
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