POC GuardShield Type 4 Standard Safety Light Curtains

Our Point of Operation Control (POC) Type 4 Standard Light Curtains are self-contained, two-box, safety light curtains with DIP-switch selectable operating modes. They are available in both 14 mm and 30 mm resolutions. DIP-switch settings select the modes of operation such as fixed and floating blanking, beam coding, start/restart interlock, external device monitoring (EDM), and machine test signal. The GuardShield™ is made of torsionally rigid, extruded aluminum, with a polyurethane powder-coated housing, and is rated IP65.

Bulletin 440L POC GuardShield Type 4 Standard Safety Light Curtains
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  • Specifications
  • Documentation
  • Resources
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Features

  • Fixed blanking-teachable
  • Floating blanking
  • Beam coding
  • External Device Monitoring (EDM)
  • Start/restart interlock
  • M12 quick-disconnect connectors
  • 160...1760 mm in 160 mm increments
  • Standard GuardShield™ can be used as last segment pair in a cascading system

Additional Information

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Specifications

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GuardShield Type 4 & GuardShield Remote Teach User Manual440L-UM003

Certifications

  • CE Marked for all applicable directives
  • cULus
  • TÜV
  • UL 1998
  • UL 61496

Safety Classification 

  • Type 4 per IEC/EN61496
  • Category 4 device per EN 954-1
  • SIL 3 per IEC 61508
  • PLe per EN/ISO 13849
  • EN/IEC 61496-1, -2
  • UL 61496-1, -2
  • UL 1998 

 

Certifications apply when product is marked. See our Product Certification site for Declarations of Conformity, certificates and other certification details.

Standards Compliance

  • IEC/EN 61496 Parts 1 & 2
  • UL 1998
  • UL 61496 Parts 1 & 2

Product Certifications

See our Product Certification site for Declarations of Conformity, certificates and other certification details.

Documentation

TitleNumberDownload
Presence Sensing Safety Devices BrochureGLSAFE-BR001
GuardShield Type 4 & GuardShield Remote Teach User Manual440L-UM003
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Product Certifications

See our Product Certification site for Declarations of Conformity, certificates and other certification details.

Configuration & Selection Tools

  • CrossWorks — Convert competitive catalog numbers to similar Allen-Bradley® products.
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Other Resources

  • Safety Automation Builder — Streamline safety system design, including safety system layout, product selection, and safety analysis to help meet machinery safety performance level (PL) requirements established by ISO 13849-1.
  • Safety Light Curtain CAD Drawings
  • Safety Resource Center — Access current safety-related white papers, videos, presentations, simulations, calculators, and other tools.
  • Knowledgebase — Visit our online resource for technical information, support chat and forums, software updates, and product safety advisories/notices.

Applications

Typical applications for the POC Type 4 Standard Light Curtains include:

  • Conveyors
  • Electronic fences
  • Forming operations
  • Robot cells
  • Presses
  • Workstations
  • Washdown applications (use IP 67 tube accessory)

Customer Success

  • Safety Solutions Case Studies — View our case studies site to discover how customers have applied Allen-Bradley safety products in their applications.

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