News from Schmersal Inc.


Tarrytown, NY,August, 2014-Schmersal is proud to introduce the SLC445 Series, Type 4 Safety Light Curtains offering muting, cyclic operation, and multiple scan functions in addition to a wide range of integrated functions which are easily configurable without the need of a special tool or software.The functional diversity of the SLC445 allows these optoelectronic safety devices the flexibility to be adapted to individual application requirements, with the aim to have the highest productivity and safety possible. Structurally, the SLC445 SeriesIP67 rated housing is a compact (28 mm x 33 mm) one-piece extrusion and features an integrated 7-segment display and an LED illuminated end cap for status signaling. SLC445 Safety light curtains are used for the protection of hazardous areas, and are available with resolutions of 14 or 30 mm and protection field heights between 170 and 1770 mm. Also available as 2, 3, or 4 beam safety light grids for perimeter guarding. The series is suited for use in safety circuits up to PLe (EN 13849) or SIL3 (IEC 61508). Schmersal is a world-class designer and manufacturer of machine safety products, industrial switches, position sensors, and related control accessories that meet the new and emerging machine guarding safety requirements of OSHA, ANSI, Robotic Industries Association, and the European Machinery Directive. The company was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Germany. Schmersal products are available at more than 120 stocking distributors throughout the U.S. and Canada, with additional sales offices and distributors in over 22 countries. For more information please visit or e-mail

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