Tough light curtain

15 March 2016

A tough addition to SICK’s flagship safety light curtain family, the deTec4 Prime is a high-performance light curtain that is easy to install and use. It is suitable for harsh environments and exceptionally wide machines.

The SICK deTec4 Prime is designed to make it easier to achieve hazardous and access point safety protection up to PLe/SIL3.  It is suitable for a variety of applications, such as machine tool operation, automotive production, warehousing and logistics and FMCG handling and packaging. 

With integrated laser alignment for simple installation, the SICK deTec4 Prime provides end-to-end protection with no blind zones and a scanning range to 21m. 

With integral dip switches for simple in-situ configuration, the deTec4 Prime is quick to commission without the need for a computer. Cascading up to three deTec4 Prime safety light curtains minimises wiring complexity and reduces the number of safety inputs in the control cabinet. The coded light beam option prevents optical interference between devices in side-by-side applications.

 “With the deTec4 Prime, SICK has produced yet another functional safety device optimised for maximum uptime through ease of connectivity and quick commissioning whilst meeting the most stringent international safety standards,” says Dr. Martin Kidman, SICK UK Safety Specialist. 

“Launching the deTec4 Prime enhances our portfolio of next generation light curtains, ready for use in the Industry 4.0 Smart Factory. Through the space saving, robust design of the SICK deTec4 Prime, machine integration is optimised in order to achieve higher operator productivity.”

The SICK deTec4 Prime offers protective field heights in increments from 300 to 2100mm and a choice of finger (14mm) or hand (30mm) resolution providing protection against operator intervention in accordance with EN ISO 13855 in applications covering up to 21m.  It is a type 4 device (IEC 61496), enabling compliance in applications with requirements to PLe (EN ISO 13849) and SIL 3 (IEC61508).

Configuration and range adjustment is automatic, requiring no additional set-up; diagnostics indication is simple and additional functions such as EDM monitoring or manual reset are activated automatically by connection. 

The SICK deTec4 Prime benefits from a tough,IP65 or IP67, impact and warp resistant enclosure with an operating temperature range from -300C to +550C guaranteeing operation in harsh conditions and a variety of demanding industrial environments.