SG4 FIELDBUS, the Perfect Light Curtain for Industry 4.0 by Datalogic

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Datalogic, a global leader in the automatic data capture and process automation markets, is pleased to announce the introduction of SG4 FIELDBUS, the perfect light Curtain for Industry 4.0, the first one fully integrated into a high-performance, real-time and safe communication protocol based on Industrial Ethernet: openSAFETY (the most advanced and versatile protocol for functional safety on the automation market) over POWERLINK (the standard for high-performance real-time Industrial Ethernet communication).

SG4 FIELDBUS Safety Light Curtain

"The SG4 FIELDBUS Safety Light Curtain opens new perspectives in the safety standards required in the Industry 4.0 model." states Cosimo Capuzzello, General Manager Manufacturing Industry at Datalogic.

Bologna, 17 October 2017- Datalogic, a global leader in the automatic data capture and process automation markets, is pleased to announce the introduction of SG4 FIELDBUS, the perfect light Curtain for Industry 4.0, the first one fully integrated into a high-performance, real-time and safe communication protocol based on Industrial Ethernet: openSAFETY (the most advanced and versatile protocol for functional safety on the automation market) over POWERLINK (the standard for high-performance real-time Industrial Ethernet communication).

Including finger, hand and body protection and a range of functions that spans from the basic to the most advanced, SG4 FIELDBUS can be used in any application where standard Safety Light Curtains are currently used. Adding the POWERLINK interface to the field-proven SG4 Light Curtain platform creates a new solution for safety that is easy to integrate in existing networks and that communicates seamlessly with safety programmable controllers. Since both technologies, POWERLINK and openSAFETY, are open and license-free, they offer the highest investment-protection over the complete life-cycle of a machine or factory, ensuring maximum independence for automation suppliers, OEM machine builders and end-users. Nowadays, all automation system devices are asked to cut their fixed connections in order to dynamically exchange data with one another across systems and companies. These types of open automation technologies provide the highest investment protection in a wide range of applications and industries such as Automotive, Food & Beverage, Packaging, Machine Tools, Warehouses, Textile, Wood and Ceramics machinery.

"The SG4 FIELDBUS Safety Light Curtain opens new perspectives in the safety standards required in the Industry 4.0 model." states Cosimo Capuzzello, General Manager Manufacturing Industry at Datalogic. "Datalogic SG4 FIELDBUS Safety Light Curtain is capable of integrating the physical and the virtual world as outlined by the "Industry 4.0" paradigm related to Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), intended to substantially improve industrial production processes, supply chains and product life-cycles within Smart Factories."

SG4 FIELDBUS diagnostics are completely available to PLC and HMI systems. Any message can be directly read on the operator interfaces as well as on remote web interfaces using simple messages and native languages.

SG4 FIELDBUS Key Features and Benefits:

  • Easy installation and maintenance:

    Direct connection to POWERLINK through M12 connectors
    The node number address setup is all that is needed for the Light Curtain
    No DIP switches to configure
    Complete diagnostics available on Safety PLC

  • Effective Engineering: all the parameters of the safety system, including the Light Curtains, are stored in the safety PLC configuration
  • Available functions include the use of predefined safety functional blocks in the safety PLC to manage the following functions:

    Base Models: Auto/manual restart, external device monitoring, total muting (T/L/X)
    Advanced Models: partial muting, auto dynamic muting, fixed blanking, floating blanking, measurement

  • Complete detection capability range: 14 mm, 30 mm, body protection
  • Highest safety level: Type 4, pl e, SIL 3

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Datalogic is a global leader in the automatic data capture and process automation markets, specialized in the designing and production of bar code readers, mobile computers, sensors for detection, measurement and safety, RFID vision and laser marking systems. Datalogic solutions help to increase the efficiency and quality of processes in the Retail, Manufacturing, Transportation & Logistics and Healthcare industries, along the entire value chain.
The world's leading players in the four reference industries use Datalogic products, certain of the attention to the customer and of the quality of the products that the Group has been offering for 45 years.
Today Datalogic Group, headquartered in Bologna (Italy), employs approximately 2,700 staff worldwide, distributed in 30 countries, with manufacturing and repair facilities in the USA, Brazil, Italy, Slovakia, Hungary and Vietnam. In 2016 Datalogic had a turnover of 576.5 million Euro and invested over 50 million Euros in Research & Development, with an asset of more than 1,200 patents in multiple jurisdictions.
Datalogic S.p.A. is listed in the STAR segment of the Italian Stock Exchange since 2001 as DAL.MI. More information about Datalogic at http://www.datalogic.com.

Datalogic and the Datalogic logo are registered trademarks of Datalogic S.p.A. in many countries, including the U.S.A. and the E.U.

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