Light Curtains

Safety light curtains are also known as safety light barriers or safety light screens. These optoelectronic devices are used to detect people present in the vicinity of moving machinery. Light curtains can be used as an alternative to mechanical barriers and other forms of traditional machine guarding. Set of light curtains contains transmitter head and receiver head. A transmitter generates an infra-red light between the two heads which acts as a detection zone. A movement detected within the detection zone initials the machine stopping procedure and automatically disconnect all hazardous machinery. To reactivate the machinery, an operator has to press reset button that is positioned outside of the danger area. Some models are equipped with an auto-reset option that automatically starts machinery once the detection zone is free of obstacles. A response time of all light curtains is just a fraction of a second, it means that no other barrier type can compare to that.

Selecting the right light curtains
Maximum scanning distance and beam resolution are 2 important attributes that determine the right device for you. A distance between transmitter and receiver can be various from 0 to 20m and the choice depends on the type of machinery that is used in conjunction with the curtain.
Beam resolution determines detection capability, light curtains with 14 mm beam resolution are able to detect small body parts such as a finger, 20 mm ones are suitable for palm detection. Beam resolution of 20 mm and above are ideal for hand, head or full body detection. Typical beam resolution values are between 14mm to even 70 mm.
The physical size of curtains is also important. Some model can be small as hand but the other ones are even 2.5 m long.

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Description Price Range Series Beam Resolution Component Type Safety Type SIL IEC 61508 PL EN ISO 13849-1 Number of Beams Protective Height Minimum Scanning Distance Maximum Scanning Distance Maximum Response Time Supply Voltage Application
RS Stock No. 136-3362
Mfr. Part No.C4C-SA03010A10000
BrandSick
$807.84
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DeTec4 Core C4C 14mm Sender - - - - 300mm 0m 8m 16 ms 24 V dc Industrial
RS Stock No. 136-3376
Mfr. Part No.C4C-SA09030A10000
BrandSick
$1,273.47
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DeTec4 Core C4C 30mm Sender - - - - 900mm 0m 12m 14 ms 24 V dc Industrial
RS Stock No. 757-7721
Mfr. Part No.F3S-TGR-CL2A-035-1200
BrandOmron
$3,095.60
1 Pair
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- F3S-TGR-CL 35mm Receiver, Sender 2 - E 2 1200mm 0.2m 14m 103 ms 24 V dc Finger, Hand
RS Stock No. 182-9533
Mfr. Part No.SGSXP4-300Q88
BrandBanner
$3,491.38
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- SGS 300mm Emitter, Receiver - 3 E 4 900mm 6m 60m 25 ms 24 V dc Area
RS Stock No. 511-7103
Mfr. Part No.012-113
BrandSmartscan
$1,693.95
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- 1000 Plus 40mm Receiver, Sender 3 2 D 48 1240mm 4m 10m 40 ms 24 V dc Hand
RS Stock No. 125-0676
Mfr. Part No.F3SG-2RE0400P14
BrandOmron
$932.73
1 Pair
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- F3SG-RE 14mm Receiver, Sender 2 - C 39 400mm 0.3 (Long) m, 0.3 (Short) m 3 (Short) m, 10 (Long) m 7 (ON to OFF) ms, 35 (OFF to ON Synchronized) ms, 135 (OFF to ON Not Synchronized) ms 24 V dc Arm, Finger, Hand
RS Stock No. 182-9574
Mfr. Part No.SLLP40-980P88
BrandBanner
$4,554.20
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- SLL 40mm Emitter, Receiver - 3 E - 980mm - 12m 10.8 ms 24 V dc Area
RS Stock No. 913-9273
Mfr. Part No.C2C-EA09030A10000
BrandSick
$969.41
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DeTec2 Core - 30mm Receiver 2 1 C - 900mm 0m 10 (Minimum) m, 12 (Typical) m 11 ms 24 V dc Body, Hand
RS Stock No. 182-9564
Mfr. Part No.SLLP40-420P88
BrandBanner
$2,463.91
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- SLL 40mm Emitter, Receiver - 3 E - 420mm - 12m 8.2 ms 24 V dc Area
RS Stock No. 182-9579
Mfr. Part No.SLLP40-1330P88
BrandBanner
$5,859.36
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- SLL 40mm Emitter, Receiver - 3 E - 1330mm - 12m 12.9 ms 24 V dc Area
RS Stock No. 146-5859
Mfr. Part No.SLC440COM-R-1610-30
BrandSchmersal
$3,392.04
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SLC440COM 440 30mm Receiver - - - 80 1610mm 300mm 10000mm 20 ms 24 V dc Elevators & Escalators, Food, Heavy Industry, Machine Tools, Packaging
RS Stock No. 127-8300
Mfr. Part No.XUSL2E30H106N
$2,691.97
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Preventa XUSL2E 30mm Receiver, Transmitter 2 1 C 53 1060mm 0m 4 m, 12 m 14.5 ms 24 V dc Hand
RS Stock No. 920-9704
Mfr. Part No.2TLA022303R0100
BrandABB
$1,736.62
1 Pair
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Orion1 - 30mm Receiver, Sender 4 - E 16 300mm 0.2m 20m 13 (No Code) ms, 16 (With Code) ms 24 V dc Hand
RS Stock No. 840-2873
Mfr. Part No.SLPP25-550P88
BrandBanner
$2,682.94
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- SLPP 25mm Receiver, Sender 4 3 E 28 550mm 0.1m 7m 11 ms 24 V dc Body
RS Stock No. 920-9710
Mfr. Part No.2TLA022303R0700
BrandABB
$4,594.35
1 Pair
Pair(s)
Orion1 - 30mm Receiver, Sender 4 - E 64 1200mm 0.2m 20m 19 (No Code) ms, 29 (With Code) ms 24 V dc Hand
RS Stock No. 127-8311
Mfr. Part No.XUSL2E30H121N
$3,092.75
1 Pair of 1
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Preventa XUSL2E 30mm Receiver, Transmitter 2 1 C 61 1210mm 0m 4 m, 12 m 16 ms 24 V dc Hand
RS Stock No. 136-3370
Mfr. Part No.C4C-EA12010A10000
BrandSick
$2,282.15
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DeTec4 Core C4C 14mm Receiver - - - - 1200mm 0m 8m 16 ms 24 V dc Industrial
RS Stock No. 182-9577
Mfr. Part No.SLLP40-1190P88
BrandBanner
$5,336.79
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- SLL 40mm Emitter, Receiver - 3 E - 1190mm - 12m 12 ms 24 V dc Area
RS Stock No. 125-0682
Mfr. Part No.F3SG-2RE0350P30
BrandOmron
$791.44
1 Pair
Pair(s)
- F3SG-RE 30mm Receiver, Sender 2 - C 16 350mm 0.3 (Long) m, 0.3 (Short) m 7 (Short) m, 20 (Long) m 5 (ON to OFF) ms, 25 (OFF to ON Synchronized) ms, 125 (OFF to ON Not Synchronized) ms 24 V dc Arm, Finger, Hand
RS Stock No. 127-8314
Mfr. Part No.XUSL4E30H061N
$3,196.93
1 Pair of 1
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Preventa XUSL4E 30mm Receiver, Transmitter 4 3 E 31 610mm 0m 4 m, 12 m 9 ms 24 V dc Hand
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