Many high pressure waterjet cutting customers require an additional level of safety by including a
Light Curtain Guarding along the front load/unload area of the waterjet system.
The safety Light Curtain Guarding consists of an emitter unit and receiver unit mounted onto side
safety fencing. The side fencing prevents operator side entry allowing access only from the front.
The Light Curtain Guarding allows operator access only when the cutting cycle is complete and
the high pressure waterjet is turned off. If the operator enters while the machine is cutting, the
Light Curtain Guarding beam is broken, the circuit is interrupted and the system is automatically
e-stopped and the high pressure water is dumped.
This feature will prevent an operator
from reaching over from the back of
the tank and ensure minimal risk.
The Light Curtain Guarding and Rear
Guarding work together to enhance
employee safety while still allowing
high level production.