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Safety Light Curtains with Bluetooth Interface from Schmersal!

The SLC440/COM with Bluetooth BLE is an active optoelectronic protective device that makes all status and diagnostic data on the operating status of the device available on smartphones or tablets via a Bluetooth interface on a real-time basis.

Safety Light Grids with Bluetooth Interface

In combination with the Schmersal App "SLC Assist" the operator uses this diagnosis tool for a safe operation, setup and documentation of a Schmersal AOPD. The Bluetooth interface also supports easy start-up using a smartphone or tablet with the integrated setup aid. There is also the excellent option of saving the data, which can then be used, for example, to document a repeat test or for predictive maintenance purposes.

The transmission of data to smartphones / tablets (Android, IOS) is facilitated by an app developed by Schmersal. BLE stands for Bluetooth Low Energy, a radio system for near-field data transmission with secure transmission.


Video: Safety light grid SLC440 COM with Bluetooth interface and APP

Uniquely Wide Range

This innovative technology for optoelectronic safety systems is unique with respect to the range over which the data can be communicated. Until now only diagnostic tools based on NFC technology have been available on the market. While NFC tools only offer a range of a few centimetres, the Bluetooth BLE interface can achieve a range of 100 times more at up to 5 metres. This means the BLE interface is perfect when the opto-electronic safety system is in a relatively inaccessible position. Bluetooth BLE also offers a greater range of applications because not all smartphones or tablets are equipped with NFC, but most have Bluetooth. As Bluetooth is an international industrial standard, the 440/COM range of light grids with Bluetooth BLE interface can be used all over the world.

Increased Efficiency: Status Data Can be Accessed in Real-Time

The SLC440/COM with Bluetooth BLE enable significantly improved efficiency in production processes. As the status data of the light grids can be accessed easily and in real-time, errors can be resolved more quickly to achieve increased machine availability. This status information and diagnostic data enables processes to be reactivated more quickly, particularly in the event of a system shutdown if a hazard is detected.

It also represents an economical innovation as, compared to classic Bluetooth, BLE is characterised by considerably lower energy consumption and reduced costs at a similarly high communication range.

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If you would like more information on our range of Schmersal Light Curtains, or any other aspect of Machinery Safety, please do not hesitate to call LC Automation on 01254 685900. Our team of Technical Support Engineers, Application Engineers and Field Sales Engineers will be happy to advise you on your specific safety requirements.

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