AutomationDirect adds light curtains and limit switches to its line of safety devices

AutomationDirect offers machine safety devices for use in industrial applications. Two series of safety light curtains (active optoelectronic protective devices) are designed for human protection and product/machine safety where risks cannot be eliminated by machine design and the process might require frequent and open access during operation.

The YBB-14 series has a 14-millimeter sensing resolution for finger-size protection and an operating distance of up to 3.5 meters; protective heights range from 142 millimeters to 1,045 millimeters. The YBB-30 light curtains series has a 30-millimeter sensing resolution for hand protection and an operating distance of up to 12 meters; protective heights range from 279 millimeters to 1,827 millimeters.

All safety light curtains have Type 4 and Cat 4 PL e safety ratings and are IP65 rated. Mounting brackets are included with each unit and additional mounting accessories and protective columns are available.

AutomationDirect has also added a line of machine guarding safety switches that are designed to detect unsafe conditions and isolate power. Normally-closed contacts are used for a positive break, and redundant normally-closed contact and normally-open feedback outputs are available. The safety switches have CE, UL and CSA approvals. Four bases are available: 30 millimeters plastic, 50 millimeters zinc alloy, 40 millimeters aluminum and 60 millimeters aluminum. Four types of interlocks are available for common safety applications including tongue (key), shaft hinge, lever hinge interlocks and pull cord actuators with reset for emergency stop or without reset for simple stop.

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