Guardscan Light Curtains

Guardscan Light Curtains have been assuring the safety of operators working at or near dangerous machinery for many years.

The light curtain system works by creating an infrared detection zone across the danger area such that any intrusion into the zone results in a stop signal being sent to the machine and the danger being removed. Light curtains are an important tool in safeguarding hazardous machinery and have many advantages to the user in allowing excellent visibility of the working operation and speedy access to equipment which in turn promotes efficient working practice.

All Guardscan light curtain systems in the range are designed to meet the requirements of EN13849-1 2008. The range of light curtains provides solutions to practically all machine guarding applications.

Tapeswitch manufacture a Safety Control Unit specifically designed for use with our Guardscan Light Curtains. Further information about this can be found on our Light Curtain Control Unit page.

Typical Applications

  • Presses
  • Packing machines
  • Carton gluers
  • Robot assembly
  • Welding cells


Features and Benefits

  • Production line safety
  • Perimeter guarding
  • Finger protection
  • Compact, rugged design
  • Approved to:
    • EN61496 – Type 4
    • EN61508– SIL 3
    • EN62061-SIL 3
    • EN ISO 13849-1 Cat 4, PLe
  • British design and manufacture
  • Beam blanking capability
  • Optional diagnostic display
  • Optional Blueview™ alignment