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Could Better Safety Improve Your Productivity?

Sick deTec4 Safety Light Curtains are a great solution for protecting your personnel from harm during your production cycle. But increasing safety always means restricting your productivity, right? Not with Sick deTec4…

Unnecessary downtime and machine failures can have a massive impact on your productivity. Sick deTec4 supports machine operators and maintenance personnel with an extended range of functions to reduce downtime and increase availability. With their automation and measurement functions, you already have an eye toward the future, but easy software-free configuration, saves additional time and money.

Intelligent Protection for More Productivity

The intelligent functions of a Sick deTec4 Safety Light Curtain make your machine design more flexible, more cost-effective and more compact, but it’s innovative new feature could be a real game changer. ‘Smart Box Detection’ can differentiate between humans and materials through object pattern recognition, providing access protection in an automated material flow. Best of all, it doesn’t require any additional devices, which saves you time and money throughout the entire machine life cycle.

What is Smart Box Detection?

Smart Box Detection is a brand-new feature that has been implemented in a firmware update (Version 1.1.0) to the existing deTec4 range. It reliably differentiates between human & material without additional sensors, external signals or teach-in procedures. It uses an internal algorithm to detect rectangular objects & let them pass, saving space and costs compared to other solutions (e.g. a tunnel or conventional muting).

This excellent feature is now standard on every deTec4 (with 14mm resolution) and is configured using the DIP switches on the SP2 plug. The protective field of the deTec4 above the object remains active and ensures a constantly high level of safety.

Looking for More Information? We Can Help With That…

If you would like more information about Smart Box Detection or Sick deTec4 Safety Light Curtains in general, download a brochure on the right, or give us a call on 01254 685900 to discuss your application with one of our Sales or Technical Support Engineers.