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Safety photocell for the protection of workers exposed to risks arising from the use of dangerous machines (according to category 2). Used in conjunction with the AU SX or the AU SXM control units, Ilion forms a type 2 photoelectric safety system in compliance with the Standards EN 61496-1 and IEC 61496-1-2.

Conforming to:

– 2006/42/CE Machinery Directive
– 2004/108/CE Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (EMC)
– 2006/95/CE Low Voltage Directive (LVD)
– IEC/EN 61496-1 Ed. 2.1 Safety of machinery – Electro-sensitive protective equipment- General requirements and tests
– IEC/TS 61496-2 Ed. 2 Safety of machinery- Electro-sensitive protective equipment – Part 2:Particular requirements for equipment using Active Optoelectronic Protective Devices
– EN ISO 13849-1 Safety of machinery – Safety-related parts of control systems – Part 1: General principles for design.
– IEC/EN 62061 Safety of machinery – Functional safety of safety-related electrical, electronic and programmable electronic control systems
– IEC 61508 Functional safety of electrical/electronic/ programmable electronic safety-related systems


System composed by up to 4 Emitter + Receiver pairs and a control unit AU SX or AU SXM (with muting).

Available Models: 2

– Ilion IL 10, IL 20 with pnp output, to be used with the safety modules of the AU SX/SXM series.

Technical Specifications:

– M18 cylindric photocell with metal body and M12 connector
– Possibility to use 1,2,3 or 4 beams
– Maximum scanning range 8 m
– Power supply 24 Vcc ± 20%
– IP 67
– Selectable manual or automatic reset (with control unit)
– Feedback input for the control of the final switching devices (FSD) (with control unit)
– Status LED on both emitter and receiver
– Connection with M12, 3 poles prewired, for Emitter and Receiver; terminal blocks for control units

Ideal for the protection of:

– Robotized areas
– Assembly lines
– Automatic warehouse
– Handling and stocking systems

=> Note: where the risk analysis allows the use of category 2 safety equipment