Manual port loading

Safety light curtains enable operating personnel to work safely in dangerous zones. Maximum detection reliability with minimal restrictions – the perfect hazardous point protection. Safety light curtains such as the miniTwin from SICK prove themselves day in, day out, in production processes such as port loading around the world. They are highly compact, and the various integrated linear units move very quickly. Operating personnel safety aside, reliable detection of the fast linear units in set positions is also required during work processes, which is why form factor and switching speed play an important role in the selection of position sensors. With its very small size (3.5 mm high), the IQ05 inductive proximity sensor is suitable for this purpose. A sensing range of just 1 mm ensures it provides the data required to calculate the exact

starting and end positions.

  • Following product families can be used
    • Types: 5 mm x 5 mm x 25 mm or 8 mm x 8 mm x 40 mm
    • Extended sensing ranges: 0.8 mm to 4 mm
    • Electrical configuration: DC 3-wire
    • Enclosure rating: IP 67 or IP 68
    • Temperature range: –25 °C to +75 °C
    • Tough VISTAL™ housing
    • Thin version with 270° output state display
    • Twin sticks: sender and receiver in a compact housing
    • Different protective field heights, graduated to 60 mm each
    • Diagnostics through protective field visualization
    • Commissioning and alignment by means of color LEDs, configuration without software
    • Cascading possible
    • Application-specific brackets