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SICK has released ‘all-in-one’, plug-and-play muting systems for its deTem4 Active/Passive range of safety light curtains, providing a fast-track to improved productivity for safe entry/exit applications.

The compact SICK deTem4 LT Muting Active/Passive multiple light beam safety systems are supplied as complete muting sets designed for rapid mounting, connection and commissioning. Customers can choose between a ‘T’-shaped system for bidirectional muting, or a left- or right-handed ‘L’-shaped system for exit-only muting. Each set has pre-mounted and pre-aligned SICK GL6 retro-reflective muting sensors for ‘plug and play’ integration.

Minimum Commissioning Time

The SICK deTem4 A/P safety light beam systems are Type 4 devices (EN 61496), enabling compliance in applications with requirements up to PLe (EN ISO 13849) and SIL3 (EN 62061). Commissioning time is minimised thanks to automatic parameter setup, with integrated status LEDs and alignment aids. Easy adjustment of the muting arms is also possible if required.

Easy Set Up of Muting

“With the deTem4 LT Muting A/P systems, SICK is enabling quick and easy implementation of muting,” states Dr Martin Kidman, Product Manager (UK & Ireland) – Safety Solutions at SICK UK Ltd.

“One part number covers the complete kit of parts, which is partly pre-assembled prior to delivery. Standard M12 connectors, simple brackets with alignment aid and autoconfiguration ensure that mechanical and electrical connections are simple and cut commissioning time dramatically. The simplicity of this system ensures that muting works as it should, allowing movement of, say, palletised goods but preventing personnel from accessing hazardous areas.”

The SICK deTem4 LT Muting A/P systems are ideal for many safety applications in material handling or logistics applications where access protection is required with muting for automated flow of material to safely protect operators from hazardous areas.

Smart Safety Diagnostics

The SICK deTem4 LT Muting A/P systems are smart, with IO-Link connectivity to enable remote access to status and diagnostic data. Using NFC (near-field communication), diagnostic data can be viewed on a smartphone using the SICK Safety Assistant app. This means that maintenance engineers can react rapidly and accelerate fault-finding. As a result, machine downtime can be minimised, while plant efficiency and availability are protected. The integrated top LED status indicator is also a popular feature of the SICK deTem4 light curtains.

With a compact design, the SICK deTem4 LT Muting A/P systems minimise wiring effort and machine space and the auto-configuration, pre-mounted aligned sensors, simplicity and optional restart interlock all support maximum uptime of the safety system to optimise productivity.

For more information, please contact Andrea Hornby on 01727 831121 or email andrea.hornby@sick.co.uk.

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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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