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SICK has developed the C4000 light curtain to deliver production line personnel safety to help meet the latest ISO 13849 and IEC 62061 requirements.

By using intelligent monitoring of broken beam patterns at hazard area entry and exit, the C4000 allows standard production flow while guarding personnel entry.

Typical applications include palletisers and de-palletisers, strapping machines, stretch wrappers and robotic and automated cells.

The C4000’s beam monitor distinguishes between production objects and people at all times, which eliminates the need for additional muting sensors and lamps.

In this way, the light curtain avoids the common failings of standard guards including lamp or sensor failure, misalignment, poor installation and the possibility of manipulation by personnel.

When an object breaks the light beams, the SICK C4000 assesses the broken beam pattern against previously input data.

It allows standard sized and shaped pallet or skid-mounted objects to pass through, while instantly detecting the pattern made by a walking person, even if alongside the pallet.

This eliminates the need for complex and high accuracy set up with devices such as silhouettes, extra sensors and switches, and other measures, and makes installation quicker and easier.

The SICK C4000 Palletiser is TUV certified to EN 61294-1/2 Type 4 and IEC61508 SIL3, suitable for requirements up to EN954-1.

SICK (UK) LTD

SICK is a global leader in sensors and sensing systems for factory automation, logistics automation and process control. SICK’s comprehensive product portfolio encompasses sensors, encoders, machinery safety, machine vision and auto-identification in use by customers all over the world. Established for over 70 years, SICK products range from simple optical devices through to embedded intelligent systems, ready to meet the needs of Industry 4.0.

SICK sensors: At the heart of automation

SICK is one of the world’s leaders in sensors and sensing technologies for factory automation, logistics automation and process control.

SICK’s comprehensive product portfolio encompasses sensors, encoders, machinery safety, machine vision and auto-identification. The company also provides process instrumentation for gas and fluid flow and for chemical and pollutant detection.

From simple optical sensors and barcode readers to complex safety systems; from machine vision to emissions monitoring, SICK’s intelligent sensor solutions facilitate advanced automation and process control.

SICK products are designed with simplicity of installation and operation in mind. They help customers to achieve greater reliability and productivity, increased production flexibility and more efficient use of resources.

Founded in Germany more than 70 years ago, SICK employs more than 7,400 employees worldwide. The company invests heavily in research and development and is leading the way in smart sensor development to support Industry 4.0 objectives.

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