27 Aug 2013

ISB Safety Products

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Blackhawk Controls is pleased to now offer the ISB family of Safety Products including Light Curtains, Safety Relays, Safety Mats, Press Controls, and much more!  We are very excited about offering our customers the MX series of Light Curtains. To learn more about ISB please visit https://www.isblite.com/


MX series, TYPE 4 Safety Light Curtains

DescriptionThe ISB MX series of Light Curtains are Type 4 Active Optoelectronic Protective Devices (AOPD). MX - CE
Intended ApplicationHazardous point, area and access protection at machines.The devices comply with the requirements of the relevant (Type 4 acc. IEC 61496-1/2, Cat. 4 / PL e acc. to EN ISO 13849-1, SIL CL 3 acc. to EN 62061 / IEC 61508) and can be used in applications up to Cat.4 / PL e acc. to EN ISO 13849-1 and SIL 3 acc. to EN 62061 / IEC 61508.

Common features of MX 4100 and MX 4200 light curtains

  • Supply voltage: 24 VDC
  • Enclosure rating (IEC 60529): IP 65
  • Operating temperature: 0 °C to 50 °C
  • Detection capability:
    • 14 mm for finger protection
    • 22 mm, 30 mm and 38 mm for hand protection
    • 82 mm for body protection
  • Protective field height: 300 mm to 1800 mm
  • Maximum range : 10 m or 20 m depending on model
  • Start/ Restart Interlock, selectable.
  • EDM: External Device Monitoring, selectable.
  • OSSD two separate safety outputs.
  • Easy set-up, no separate software or computer required
  • Individual indicators for each beam
  • Solid Aluminium construction

Specific features of the MX 4200 light curtain

  • Fixed monitored blanking
  • Fixed partially monitored blanking
  • Floating blanking
  • Configurable tolerances for all blanking modes
  • Muting

Some common applications:

  • Presses, bending and cutting machines
  • Automatic or semi automatic assembly lines
  • Packaging and welding machines
  • Robots and robotic applications
  • IEC 61496-1:2012
  • IEC 61496-2:2006
  • EN ISO 13849-1:2008 + AC:2009
  • EN 62061:2005
  • IEC 61508 Parts 1-7:2010
  • IEC 60204-1:2009
  • EN 50178:1997
  • ANSI B11.19:2010
  • ANSI/RIA R15.06:1999
IndicatorsThe MX series of light curtains are designed with multiple indicators to facilitate its use and indicate the status of the unit at any given time.3 Bright LED indicators

  • Red/ green for status
  • Blue solid indicates active blanking mode
  • Blue flashing indicates muting
  • Yellow solid indicating Lock-out condition
  • Yellow Flashing for interlock condition is engaged
  • Each beam has its own red status indicator on the detector unit
  • Red Beam status indicators also designate the blanked out region by blinking

7 Segment dsiplay is turned on when required for additional information and system errors

MX - Display
Paremetrization/Teach-in InterfaceAll operational parameters of the MX4000 series of light curtains can be configured according to the specific requirements of the end users using the MX4000-PT unit. With this simple and reliable tool the user may program parameters for blanking, muting and other functions without the use of computers or additional software.
MX - Key
Model designationM X 4 “M” “DC” – “H” – “C”Where:

  • “M” (model) is 1 (basic) or 2 (advanced, blanking and muting capabilities)
  • “DC” (detection capability) is 14, 22, 30, 38 or 82 mm
  • “H” (protective field height) is 300, 450, 600, 750, 900, 1200, 1500 or 1800 mm
  • “C” (column) is SE (emitter) or SD (detector), (for single column systems)


MX4122 – 600 – SE (basic model, 22 mm detection capability, 600 mm protective field, emitter)

MX4230 – 900 – DE (advanced model, 30 mm detection capability, 900 mm protective field, detector)

MX - Multiple Sizes
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