THE Allen-Bradley Guardmaster SafeShield is a self-contained, control-reliable, safety light curtain that combines compact size and maximum flexibility.
Available from Rockwell Automation , SafeShield allows access to guarded machinery during material placement or maintenance, while providing point-of-operation, perimeter, area or entry/exit safeguarding.
With protective heights ranging from 300 to 1800mm in resolutions of 14 and 30mm, SafeShield light curtains provide optimal finger, hand or full-body protection at ranges of up to 19 metres.
Up to three SafeShield segments may be connected in cascade, with each individually configurable to provide multi-sided machine guarding. To minimise crosstalk in applications using multiple light curtains, SafeShield is provided with three different beam-coding patterns.
SafeShield safety light curtains are configured and monitored quickly and easily via user-friendly parameter configuration and diagnostic software.
Its onboard seven-segment display exhibits device status and allows for remote safety management through integrated External Device Monitoring (EDM) and reset functions.
Housed in a heavy-duty aluminium extrusion, SafeShield's filter-front window provides a high level of immunity to ambient light, weld flash and strobes.
Quick disconnects and a full complement of accessories make installation simple and easy, while the integrated blanking and a cascading configuration option make SafeShield one of the most advanced and flexible machine safeguarding systems on the market.