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New Omron light curtains easy to install

October 2015 IS & Ex

Safety light curtains in the new F3SG-R range from Omron combine torsion-resistant construction to guarantee easy alignment with a novel troubleshooting function based on QR codes. To suit the needs of widest possible range of users, the new light curtains are available in two versions, the easy F3SG-RE for simple on/off detection applications and the advanced F3SG-RA for more versatile safety solutions.

Both versions can be supplied as finger detection types with a detection capability of 14 mm or as hand detection types with a detection capability of 30 mm. Protective heights up to 2080 mm are offered for finger detection types, which have a maximum range of 10 m, and up to 2510 mm for hand detection types, which have a maximum range of 20 m.

The light curtains have an IP67 ingress protection rating and are built to withstand wash down and dusty environments. They feature exceptionally rigid construction that eliminates problems of top-to-bottom twisting and makes setting up fast and straightforward. As a further aid to setting up, they incorporate optical synchronisation, which makes it unnecessary to use wiring between the emitter and detector.

Omron’s F3SG-R range of safety light curtains also uses Smartclick M12 connectors that require only one-eighth of a turn to lock them in place and provide a reliable IP67-rated connection without the need for torque measurements.

All versions and models are supplied as standard with special mounting brackets that allow easy adjustment even after installation is complete. Optional accessories include an easily attached cover that provides enhanced protection for the optical surface against scratches and mechanical impact.

For more information contact Michelle le Roux, Omron, +27 (0)11 579 2600, michelle.le.roux@eu.omron.com, www.industrial.omron.co.za



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