Safety Light Curtains with Bluetooth® Interface

A success story from Schmersal:

A Packaging Machinery OEM was consistently having trouble aligning their safety light curtains and it was tedious and time consuming.  In addition, they had cost reductions initiatives in their production facility from management.

The Solution from Schmersal:


A simple and quick alignment of the Safety Light Curtains from Schmersal was demonstrated by utilizing the new Bluetooth® feature and the free safety light curtain app.  In combination with the SCHMERSAL App “SLC Assist” the operator uses this diagnosis tool for a safe operation, set-up and documentation of a SCHMERSAL AOPD only by using a smartphone or tablet. The actual AOPD data are shown in real time without special tools. The app tracks operational hours and the number of switching cycles the SLC has performed. This information helped them schedule preventative maintenance and define intervals for intermediate checks of the machinery.  In addition, information on the active status of the light curtain can be saved to phone or tablet then emailed from the app to store it in their document server.

Tri-Phase Automation is a Wiscons Schmersal Distributor.  Contact us for more information or to get a quote.