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Safety Light Curtain for Hand Protection

Work without disruption with optimum protection

February 6, 2023

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The closely meshed beam field of the safety light curtains PSENopt and PSENopt II is ideal for all applications requiring hand protection. The benefit: You position the safety light curtains close to the danger zone, so saving valuable space. That way your staff have optimum protection and the workflow is not disrupted. Ideal for production plants with limited space. In conjunction with our safe control technology, you get a safe and economical complete solution for your plant.

Safety light curtain PSENopt – Wide range of application options

The safety light curtains in the PSENopt series are versatile in their application. In addition to the Basic Type 2 light curtains, the PSENopt Advanced offers expanded functionalities such as muting, blanking and cascading. With its slimline design and cascading function, the PSENopt slim is ideal for space-critical applications.

  • Can be used in applications up to PL c (Type 2) and PL e (Type 4) in accordance with EN ISO 13849-1
  • Expanded functions such as muting, blanking, cascading
  • Slimline design saves space and costs
  • Fast and simple assembly, installation and commissioning

Safety light curtain PSENopt II – Robust in use

As the units are so robust, PSENopt II safety light curtains provide protection against shock, collision and vibration and are therefore ideal for use in rugged industrial environments. In addition to the Type 4 safety light curtains for applications up to PL e, the Type 3 safety light curtain can be used up to PL d – with UL certification. The available muting arms also mean there are no problems implementing muting applications.

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  • Shock resistant up to 50g
  • Resistant to dust and dirt
  • Temperature range of -25°C to +60°C
  • Can be used in applications up to PL d (Type 3) and PL e (Type 4) in accordance with EN ISO 13849-1
  • Increased safety thanks to the absence of dead zones (except with protected field height of 150 mm)
  • Connection: Receiver and transmitter each have 1 x pigtail M12, 5-pin
  • Dimensions: 35 x 40 mm
  • Several safety light curtains can be installed in close proximity thanks to coding
  • Simple wiring and assembly

A wide selection of accessories is available for both product groups PSENopt and PSENopt II – from deviating mirrors and post protectors through to muting arms. You’ll find the appropriate cables, connectors and adapters under Connection technology. Why not take a look!

Benefits

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  • Certified safety: Type 3 safety light curtains available for applications up to PL d of EN IEC 61496, as well as Type 4 safety light curtains
  • Ideal for confined spaces
  • High productivity: fast reaction times and absence of dead zones
  • User-friendly diagnostics via LEDs to reduce downtimes
  • Simple and fast assembly
  • PSENopt II for use in rugged industrial environments with a shock resistance of 50 g
  • A one-stop shop: safe controller, safety light curtain and comprehensive services and training offer

Space-optimized applications with safety light curtain for hand protection. PILZ’s safety light curtains PSENopt and PSENopt II provide an ideal safeguard for hand protection applications and optimize space. In combination with our safe control technology, you get a safe and economical complete solution for your plant.

Multi-sided safeguarding of press lines with safety light curtain PSENopt II and two mirror columns
  • Safeguarding of the infeed and outfeed area for tool change
  • Saves space, costs and setup time
Access guarding and rear access protection with safety light curtain PSENopt Advanced, with integrated cascading function
  • Simple safeguarding of adjacent protected fields, such as the front, top and back of a machine, using just one safety light curtain
  • Effective encroachment and rear access protection
  • Ideal for small machines with limited space
  • Simple configuration and commissioning with the PSENopt Configurator
Space-critical applications well protected with the safety light curtain PSENopt slim
  • For confined spaces as well as doors and gates
  • Slimline design saves space and costs
  • Increased safety thanks to the absence of dead zones
  • Effective encroachment and rear access protection
PSENopt slim – Small Light Curtain, High Level of Safety

With their slimline design, PSENopt slim can be used above all in applications where space is at premium. The type 2 and type 4 light curtains protect the fingers and hands, depending on requirements. Find out more about the product features in the video!

More information:

PILZ’s safety light curtains for body and finger protection:

PILZ’s Product Range

PSENopt Basic Type 2 light curtain, hand protection

Type 2 safety light curtains in accordance with EN IEC 61496-1/-2, specially designed for applications up to PL c.

PSENopt Advanced Type 2 light curtain, hand protection

Type 2 safety light curtains in accordance with EN IEC 61496-1/-2, specially designed for applications up to PL c. Integrated muting, blanking and cascading functions.

PSENopt Advanced Type 4 light curtain, hand protection

Type 4 safety light curtains in accordance with EN IEC 61496-1/-2, specially designed for applications up to PL c. Integrated muting, blanking and cascading functions.

PSENopt Slim Type 2 light curtain, hand protection

The slimline Type 2 safety light curtains for hand protection can be used in space-critical applications up to PL c. Expanded functionalities include the cascading function without dead zones.

PSENopt Slim Type 4 light curtain, hand protection

The slimline Type 4 safety light curtains for hand protection can be used in space-critical applications up to PL c. Expanded functionalities include the cascading function without dead zones.

PSENopt II Basic Type 3 light curtain, hand protection

Type 3 safety light curtains in accordance with EN IEC 61496-1/-2, specially designed for applications up to PL d.

PSENopt II Basic Type 4 light curtain, hand protection

Type 4 safety light curtains in accordance with EN IEC 61496-1/-2, specially designed for applications up to PL e.

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