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Safety Light Curtains for Automotive Applications

Source: Scientific Technologies, Inc.

Safety Light Curtains for Automotive Applications
The MG4600 Series come with a complete features set, and are designed to meet the stringent safeguarding requirements for automotive applications
Scientific Technologies, Inc. introduces the MegaSafe® MG4600 Series Safety Light Curtains. The MG4600 Series come with a complete features set, and are designed to meet the stringent safeguarding requirements for automotive applications, including those of Ford and DaimlerChrysler, as well as the Ford EL4 Standard.

The MG4600 are available in 20 mm, 30 mm and 50 mm resolution, provide protected heights from 17.13 inches (435 mm) to 82.52 inches (2086 mm) depending on system resolution, and offer a 65 foot (20 meter) sensing range. Control reliable circuitry eliminates the need for a separate controller, and patented Individual Beam Indicators simplify alignment. Additional features include field-replaceable safety relays and weld shield, Floating Blanking to block up to two beams anywhere in the zone, and Exact Channel Select to permanently block selected beams where machine parts will obstruct a portion of the zone.

Options include MPCE monitoring for control reliability, MTS (Machine Test Signal) for verifying proper operation of safety outputs, and DeviceNet interface for communication of non-safety related data between the MG4600, the main machine controller, and other nodes residing on this fieldbus. Optional Automatic Start and Start/Restart Interlock modes allow the MG4600 to be configured for either point-of-operation or perimeter guarding.

With headquarters in the heart of Silicon Valley, STI was founded nearly 30 years ago and employs more than 350 people. STI has been selected twice by Forbes and three times by Business Week as one of the "world's best small companies." STI's safety products are used to protect workers around machinery, automated equipment and industrial robots. Their products serve a wide variety of applications and markets, including semiconductor, automotive, electronics manufacturing, packaging and consumer markets.