Compact & Robust Safety Light Curtain [Type 4 PLe SIL3] SF4D

Option

Control units

Designation Appearance Model No. Application cable Description (Note)
Safety
control
unit
SF-C21 Safety Light Curtain
Mating cable:SFD-CCB□
Extension cable:SFD-CC□
Use a discrete wire cable to connect to the safety light curtain.
Logic customization, monitoring, and simulation functions are also provided.
Compatible with up to Control Category 4.
Connector
connection type
control unit
SF-C11 Safety Light Curtain
Mating cable:SFD-CB□
Extension cable:SFB-CCJ□
(M14 connector)
Use 8-core cable with connector to connect to the safety light curtain. Muting function cannot be used.
Compatible with up to Control Category 4.
Supports presses used in Japan when combined with SF4D-□-01 (shearing machines not supported)
Slim type
control unit
SF-C13 Safety Light Curtain
Mating cable:SFD-CCB□
Extension cable:SFD-CC□
Use a discrete wire cable to connect to the safety light curtain.
Muting function can be used.
Compatible with up to Control Category 4.
Supports presses used in Japan when combined with SF4D-□-01 (shearing machines not supported)

IO-Link Communication Unit

Type Appearance Model No. Description
IO-Link
Communication
Unit
SFD-WL3 SFD-WL3 For use with SF4D series
This unit enables the confirmation of various settings and operating status of the SF4D series from a host device using IO-Link communication. It can also save the setting information of the connected SF4D series unit.

Configuration example

Since safety output is separated from IO-Link communication, monitoring of light curtain is possible without safety circuit change.

*1: 8-core cable for safety light curtain (optional)
*2: 4-core cable with M12 connector (commercially available product) (Note)
Note : The product and IO-Link master unit must be connected with a cable of 0.3 mm2 or more. The total length of the cable must not exceed 20 m 65.517 ft.

Remote monitoring of safety light curtain status

Confirmation of light intensity margin
Incident light intensity information enables the determination of whether maintenance is necessary or not. This helps prevent shut-down of the line due to light beam deviation or dirty sensor. The information is also useful in conducting remote inspection or the like at the start of work.

Confirmation of light intensity margin

Confirmation of error history
If an error occurs, the source of the error and its detail can be checked remotely, thus facilitating the identification of the problem location and analysis of the cause.

Confirmation of error history

Storage of setting data, restoration of settings

One-touch setting after replacement
The setting data stored in the communication unit allows one-touch restoration of the settings when the safety light curtain is replaced.

One-touch setting after replacement

Example of IO-Link data output

Process data

  • Light received / blocked information
  • Stable / unstable incident light information
  • Extraneous light information
  • Emitter / receiver lockout information
  • Incident light intensity information (OFF, 1, 2, 3)
  • OSSD output information
  • Communication control status
  • Number of units in series connection

Service data

  • Safety light curtain main unit information
  • SFD-WL3 main unit information
  • Incident light intensity information of individual beams (32 levels)
  • Error code

Mating cable

Type Model No. Description
[1]
Bottom
cap
cable
Connector SFD-CB05 Length: 0.5 m 1.640 ft
Net weight: 80 g approx.
(2 cables)
Used for connecting to the safety light curtain and to an extension cable or the SF-C11 control unit.
2 pcs./set for emitter and receiver
Connector outer diameter: ø14 mm ø0.551 in max.
SFD-CB5 Length: 5 m 16.404 ft
Net weight: 480 g approx.
(2 cables)
SFD-CB10 Length: 10 m 32.808 ft
Net weight: 950 g approx.
(2 cables)
[2]
Extension
cable
With
connectors
on both ends
For
emitter
SFB-CCJ3E Length: 3 m 9.843 ft
Net weight: 190 g approx.
(1 cable)
1 pc. for
emitter
Connector color: Gray
Used for connecting to an extension cable or the SF-C11 control unit.
Connector outer diameter:ø14 mm ø0.551 in max.
SFB-CCJ10E Length: 10 m 32.808 ft
Net weight: 580 g approx.
(1 cable)
For
receiver
SFB-CCJ3D Length: 3 m 9.843 ft
Net weight: 210 g approx.
(1 cable)
1 pc. for
receiver
Connector color: Black
SFB-CCJ10D Length: 10 m 32.808 ft
Net weight: 600 g approx.
(1 cable)
[3]
Extension
cable
With
connector
on one end
SFD-CC3 Length: 3 m 9.843 ft
Net weight: 290 g approx.
(2 cables)
Used for connecting to the safety light curtain and to an extension cable or the SF-C13 / SF-C21 control unit.
2 pcs./set for emitter and receiver
Connector outer diameter: ø14 mm ø0.551 in max.
SFD-CC10 Length: 10 m 32.808 ft
Net weight: 900 g approx.
(2 cables)

Recommended safety relay

Panasonic Corporation
SF relay, slim type
SF seriesopen link in new window

Recommended safety relay
Note:Contact Panasonic Corporationopen link in new window for details on the recommended products.
Type With LED indicator
Model No. SFS3-L-DC24V SFS4-L-DC24V
Part No. AG1S132 AG1S142
Contact arrangement 3a1b 4a2b
Rated nominal switching capacity 6A/250V AC、6A/30V DC
Min. switching capacity 1mA/5V DC
Coil rating 15mA/24V DC 20.8mA/24V DC
Rated power consumption 360mW 500mW
Operation time 20ms or less
Release time 20ms or less
Ambient temperature -40 to +85 ℃ -40 to + 185 ℉
(Humidity: 5 to 85 % RH)
Applicable standards UL/c-UL, TÜV, Korea's S-mark

Communication module

Type Appearance Model No. Description
Communication
module
SF4D-TM1 The setting software, Configurator Safety Light Curtain, is required when using the SF4D-TM1 communication module. The setting software can be downloaded free from our website. USB cable is not provided with the product. USB2.0 cable (A: Mini-B) must be prepared by the user.
<In the case of SF4D-F□/H□/A□>
The communication module serves as a conversion module for the connection of a PC to the SF4D series for changing function settings and monitoring statuses (light incidence / light blockage, lockout, etc.). The communication module can also be used to copy settings from SF4D series products without the connection of a PC.
<In the case of SF4D-□-01>
The communication module serves as a conversion module for the connection of a PC to the SF4D series for monitoring statuses (light incidence / light blockage, lockout, etc.). The communication module cannot be used by itself.
(Note) : Please make sure to connect SF4D series Ver.3.0 manufactured after March 17, 2020 with SF4D-TM1 Ver. 2.0 manufactured after December 2019.
Please refer to the "Cautions For Use" page for version identification.

Front protection cover

Protects sensing surface of the safety light curtain from flying objects such as welding spatter.
The operating range reduces when the front protection cover is used.

Applicable beam channels Front protection cover
(wide type)(Note 1)
Front protection cover
(slim type)(Note 1)
Finger Hand Arm/
Foot
Model No. Model No.
15 8 4 FC-SFDH-8 FC-SFDH-8-S
23 12 6 FC-SFDH-12 FC-SFDH-12-S
31 16 8 FC-SFDH-16 FC-SFDH-16-S
39 20 10 FC-SFDH-20 FC-SFDH-20-S
47 24 12 FC-SFDH-24 FC-SFDH-24-S
55 28 14 FC-SFDH-28 FC-SFDH-28-S
63 32 16 FC-SFDH-32 FC-SFDH-32-S
71 36 18 FC-SFDH-36 FC-SFDH-36-S
79 40 20 FC-SFDH-40 FC-SFDH-40-S
95 48 24 FC-SFDH-48 FC-SFDH-48-S
111 56 28 FC-SFDH-56 FC-SFDH-56-S
127 64 32 FC-SFDH-64 FC-SFDH-64-S
- 72 36 FC-SFDH-72 FC-SFDH-72-S
- 80 40 FC-SFDH-80 FC-SFDH-80-S
- 88 44 FC-SFDH-88 FC-SFDH-88-S
- 96 48 FC-SFDH-96 FC-SFDH-96-S
Note 1) The model Nos. given above denote a single unit, not a pair of units. 2 units are required for use in mounting to the emitter / receiver.

・Operating range

Front protection cover Operating range(Note1)
Short mode Long mode
Finger FC-SFDH-□
(wide type)
FC-SFDH-□-S
(slim type)
Only emitter 0.2 to 6m 0.8 to 9.5m
Only receiver 0.2 to 6m 0.8 to 9.5m
Both 0.2 to 5.5m 0.8 to 9m
Hand,
Arm/Foot
FC-SFDH-□
(wide type)
FC-SFDH-□-S
(slim type)
Only emitter 0.2 to 7.5m 0.8 to 12m
Only receiver 0.2 to 7.5m 0.8 to 12m
Both 0.2 to 7m 0.8 to 11m
Note 1) The operating range is the possible setting distance between the emitter and the receiver.

Corner mirror

Normally for an L-shaped or U-shaped installation, 2 or 3 sets of safety light curtains are needed. With the use of a corner mirror reflecting the light, one set of safety light curtain is possible for L-shaped or U-shaped installation.

Applicable beam channels Corner mirror
(Note 1)
Finger Hand Arm/
Foot
Appearance Model No. Effective reflective surface
15 8 4 RF-SFBH-8 173×72mm
23 12 6 RF-SFBH-12 236×72mm
31 16 8 RF-SFBH-16 316×72mm
39 20 10 RF-SFBH-20 396×72mm
47 24 12 RF-SFBH-24 476×72mm
55 28 14 RF-SFBH-28 556×72mm
63 32 16 RF-SFBH-32 636×72mm
71 36 18 RF-SFBH-36 716×72mm
79 40 20 RF-SFBH-40 796×72mm
95 48 24 RF-SFBH-48 956×72mm
111 56 28 RF-SFBH-56 1,116×72mm
127 64 32 RF-SFBH-64 1,276×72mm
- 72 36 RF-SFBH-72 1,436×72mm
- 80 40 RF-SFBH-80 1,596×72mm
- 88 44 RF-SFBH-88 1,756×72mm
- 96 48 RF-SFBH-96 1,916×72mm
Note 1) The model Nos. given above denote a single unit, not a pair of units.

・Percent decline of the sensing range

With 1 mirror Declined to 90%
With 2 mirrors Declined to 80%
With 3 mirrors Declined to 70%

Y-shaped connector

Type Appearance Model No. Description
Wire-saving
Y-shaped
connector
SFB-WY1 Wire-saving connector for standard components (8-core cable). Cables of emitter and receiver are consolidated into one cable for wire-saving.
Wiring has +24 V, 0 V, OSSD 1, OSSD 2, output polarity setting wire, and lockout release input.
[Power wire and synchronization wire are connected inside the connector.
Interlock is disabled (automatic reset).]
Net weight: 35 g approx. M12 female-male connector
Cable with
connector
on one side
WY1-CCN3 Cable length: 3 m 9.843 ft
Net weight: 200 g approx.
(1 cable)
Mating cable for Y-shaped connector
Cable color: Gray (with black line)
Connector color: Black
The min. bending radius: R6 mm R0.236 in
M12 female connector
WY1-CCN10 Cable length: 10 m 32.808 ft
Net weight: 620 g approx.
(1 cable)

By using the Y-shaped connector, the least required wires such as power or safety output are consolidated into one cable.
Man-hours taken for wiring is eliminated to the minimum. Construction times as well as wiring mistakes are greatly reduced.

Refer to the instruction manual of Y-shaped connector and safety control unit for more detail such as installation of Y-shaped connector, terminal wiring, and wiring example.

Test rod / Laser alignment tool

Designation Model No. Description
Test rod ø45 SF4B-TR45 Min. sensing object for regular checking (ø45 mm ø1.772 in),
with arm / foot protection type (min. sensing object ø45 mm ø1.772 in)
Laser alignment tool SF-LAT-2N Allows easy beam axis alignment using easy-to-see laser beam

Laser alignment tool

• SF-LAT-2N

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