Curtain range extended
25 January 2013
SICK (UK) is extending the benefits of its miniTwin light curtain technology to a wider audience, with the launch of the miniTwin 2, a costeffective solution that meets level 'd' / SIL2 safety requirements. The new ad
The new addition has sender and receiver elements in a single miniature housing for continuous end-to-end field coverage. The modular SICK miniTwin 2 units are 120 to 1200mm long and can be cascaded or daisy chained end-toend to 3600mm without any blind spots. Rapid response times permit safety monitoring with reduced reach distances for operators and therefore smaller machine footprints.
Field coverage is continuous between adjacent units without loss of resolution or requiring special mountings or physical protection between curtains.
MiniTwin 2 units may be configured to protect L- shapes, V-shapes or Ushapes, combining easy access to a work piece or to change tool bits or jigs, while offering protection. They are suitable where all round accessibility and visibility is required.
Variable field lengths are possible.