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Perimeter and access protection

01 May 2008

Banner has introduced Pico-Guard Fiber Optic Safety Grids for personnel safety and equipment protection applications. Designed for use with the Pico-Guard Fiber Optic Controller, Pico-Guard Grids provide a reliable optically based non-contact solution for perimeter and access guarding and are rated for use in explosive environments. They feature a rugged, MEK-resistant, aluminium protective housing and are available with 2, 3 or 4 beams that can function as an emitter or receiver.

Pre-configured for correct beam spacing, the Grids perform reliably at ranges up to 31m and protective heights up to 1066mm. Pico-Guard offers ATEX, FM and CSA explosive environment certification ratings, certified to ISO 13849-1 category 4 and IEC 61496 type 4 requirements and also rated IEC IP65. Examples of applications include: Paint booths, paint and stain manufacturing, gaseous fill, cosmetic and perfume manufacturing, film and web processing, battery manufacturing, pharmaceutical manufacturing, semiconductor processing.

All models mount directly to DIN rail or panels and have a removable terminal blocks for convenience. Models are available with auxiliary outputs and muting function.

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