Introducing the World’s First CIP Safety Light Curtain
450L GuardShield™ CIP Safety Light Curtains over EtherNet/IP™
The Allen-Bradley® 450L GuardShield™ safety light curtains from Rockwell Automation® are designed to improve productivity and increase efficiency while providing personnel safety. Rockwell Automation now introduces new world first functionality to the existing 450L GuardShield light curtain family – connection to CIP Safety over EtherNet/IP™.
CIP safety over EtherNet/IP enables smart safety within your Connected Enterprise and provides rich data from the plant floor. The CIP safety GuardShield light curtains support linear, star and DLR networks and are ideally suited for applications where safe, easy and frequent access to the machine is required.
The 450L CIP Safety network interface module and receiver plug-in transform the 450L light curtains into smart devices allowing full network communication for exchanging safety and diagnostic information, as well as for configuration over an EtherNet/IP™ network.
Our 450L safety light curtains are unlike traditional safety light curtains, which are based on separate transmitter and receiver units. Patented technology allows each transceiver to be used as a transmitter or receiver via an innovative plug-in module. The 450L-B provides a compact, simple on/off solution and is ideal for hand or finger detection in a wide range of protective heights from 150…1950 mm in increments of 150 mm. The 450L-E provides advanced functionality including integrated laser alignment, cascading, blanking, and integrated muting.
- Any 450L-B or 450L-E safety light curtain becomes a SMART SAFETY sensor when connected over EtherNet/IP™
- CIP Safety over EtherNet/IP™ enables Premier Integration of the 450L GuardShield Light Curtain into a GuardLogix® Control System
- SIL3/PLe safety functions over EtherNet/IP connection
- Increased flexibility and modularity of system design and safety zoning
- Reduced total system cost – design, engineering, verification and validation, plus wiring simplification
The 450L safety light curtains are TÜV certified PLe, Type 4 IEC 61496-1/-2, SIL CL3 per EN ISO 13849-1 and IEC 62061.