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SF4C safety light curtain

Ultra slim safety light curtain with LED indicators, Type 4

The Panasonic SF4C series has been designed to offer a safeguarding solution for machines to make them safe fort he orperators without sacrificing productivity. The ultra-slim size and shape of the SF4C series (thinnest product in the industry with 13mm!!) allow it to fit efficiently into small machinery while maximizing the usable working space for the equipment operator. SF4C is the industry's first  ultra-slim safety light curtain with large LED bars on each side of the light curtain. The LED bars provide a widely visible indicator that can be customized for various applications with the help of independent external inputs. The indicator can be used as an operation indicator, as an error indicator or as a muting lamp.

Characteristics:

  • Large built-in multi-purpose LED indicators
  • Auto-interference prevention = ELCA function
  • 4 blocks of beam-axis adjustment indicators
  • Digital error display
  • Output polarity setting
  • IP67 protection
  • Fast response time of 7ms for all models
  • Various blanking functions
  • Manual reset / auto reset
  • External device monitor
  • Override function
  • New! 2 N.C. safety inputs
  • New! Various muting functions (e.g. exit muting control)

Additional products:

  • Extension cables
  • Handy controller
  • Front protection cover
  • High-performance mounting brackets
  • Protection case
  • Adapter brackets

Specifications

  SF4C Pigtailed type SF4C Cable type
Sensor type Safety light curtain
Safety category EN 61496-1/2 (Type 4), ISO 13849-1 (category 4, Ple), IEC 61508-1 to 7 (SIL 3)
Protective height See table below
Operating range 0.1 to 3m
Beam pitch

20mm (hand protection), 10mm (finger protection)

Min. sensing object

Ø 25mm (hand protection), Ø 14mm (finger protection)

Detection capability Opaque
Response time ON -> OFF: max. 7ms / OFF -> ON: max. 90ms
Output transistors OSSD1 and OSSD2 (2 x PNP or 2 x NPN, switchable), max. 200mA
Emitting element Infrared LED (855nm)
Current consumption Emitter: max. 120mA, receiver: max. 150mA (depends on type)
Material Enclosure: Polycarbonate alloy, sensing surface: Polycarbonate alloy
Degree of protection IP67
Physical size (HxWxL) H x 13.2 x 30mm (H see table below)
Connection method Cable with connector or cable 5m
Operating voltage 24V DC (+10/-15%)
Usable ambient temperature -10°C to +55°C
Weight See table below

Specifications SF4C pigtailed type

Type Operating range Model no.* PFHd Number of beams Protective height CA (mm) Weight (kg)
(-J05) Connector type Cable type (5m)
Finger type
(10mm pitch)
0.1 to 3m SF4C-F15(-J05) 2.29E-09 15 160 0,21 0,6
SF4C-F23(-J05) 2.73E-09 23 240 0,27 0,67
SF4C-F31(-J05) 3.18E-09 31 320 0,34 0,73
SF4C-F39(-J05) 3.62E-09 39 400 0,4 0,8
SF4C-F47(-J05) 4.06E-09 47 480 0,47 0,86
SF4C-F55(-J05) 4.50E-09 55 560 0,54 0,93
SF4C-F63(-J05) 4.95E-09 63 640 0,6 1,00
Hand type
(20mm pitch)
0.1 to 3m SF4CH8(-J05) 1.66E-09 8 160 0,24 0,63
SF4CH12(-J05) 1.90E-09 12 240 0,3 0,7
SF4CH16(-J05) 2.10E-09 16 320 0,36 0,76
SF4CH20(-J05) 2.33E-09 20 400 0,42 0,82
SF4CH24(-J05) 2.54E-09 24 480 0,49 0,88
SF4CH28(-J05) 2.77E-09 28 560 0,55 0,95
SF4CH32(-J05) 2.98E-09 32 640 0,61 1

Specifications SF4C cable type

SF4C
Cable type
Protective height (mm) Length (mm) Number of
beam channels
Weight (kg)
SF4C-H8 160 160 8 0.630
SF4C-H12 240 240 12 0.700
SF4C-H16 320 320 16 0.760
SF4C-H20 400 400 20 0.820
SF4C-H24 480 480 24 0.880
SF4C-H28 560 560 28 0.950
SF4C-H32 640 640 32 1.000

Typical applications

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Automotive parts manufacturing

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Semiconductor equipment

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Electric/Electronics manufacturing

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