Omron Automation Americas recently launched a state-of-the-art light curtain that meets the needs for more flexible production line design. The broad functionality of the F3SG-SR Series Safety Light Curtain helps manufacturers comply with global safety standards without sacrificing efficiency or throughput.
To meet the challenges of today’s marketplace, manufacturers now need to improve mix and volume flexibility and invest in more sophisticated equipment. The resulting variety in production line layouts can make it difficult to choose the right light curtains. Omron’s offering helps reduce complexity and setup time by minimizing wiring connections and providing easy-to-see color indicators for quick verification of beam status and alignment.
In addition, the F3SG-SR supports a broader range of manufacturing needs by providing the necessary ruggedness to function in harsh environments. With an oil-proof IP67G rating and the ability to function in temperatures as low as -22°F (-30°C), this advanced design helps avoid the tendency of most light curtains to malfunction in many demanding industrial settings.
Omron’s dedication to ease of use is evident in the light curtain’s simple beam adjustment and multiple accessory options to reduce installation time. These user-friendly features make it unnecessary to hire an engineer with specialized expertise to set up the F3SG-SR. The light curtain also makes it easier to identify the cause of equipment stoppages.