Memco Limited has launched its new Memco E-Series range of safety light curtains for elevators. Developed using 40 years of design and manufacturing experience, this is a reliable and cost effective option for both new and existing installations. It is being introduced to replace the Memco Elite range which has had over 1 million installations worldwide since 1998.
Suitable for either static or dynamic installation, the Memco E-Series range features a diagnostic LED with enhanced timeout as standard, meaning the detectors will continue working in the event of a diode fault. In addition, sunlight immunity of over 100,000 LUX ensures the detectors will operate even when exposed to full sunlight.
16, 18, 32 and 40 diode versions deliver a versatile range, while an extended range of voltages from +11vDC to +42vDC make them ideal for busy service companies. In conjunction with the absence of a communication wire between the Tx and Rx, this reduces installation time for the engineer as no setting-up or configuration is required.
The range features Memco’s patented ‘sleep mode’ which extends the lifetime of the infra-red emitters. This is also provided as standard, together with Memco’s timeout software. In addition, a diagnostic LED with enhanced timeouts means the detector will continue working in the event of a diode fault. The combination of these features ensures that the elevator will be in service more consistently than those fitted with alternative competitor products.
The flexibility offered by different numbers of diodes ensures a wide range of detection capabilities, with the 32 and 40 diode systems providing a dense infra-red beam pattern that detects even small objects between the doors. For those needing a premium safety option, the 40 diode version supports 194 criss-cross beams to close.
Memco’s R&D Director Karl Westhead explained: “Our extensive customer research has led Memco to develop and produce a worthy successor to the Elite range. The Memco E-series is world class, setting a new benchmark for reliability and safety with its innovative design that uses the latest surface mount technology to deliver a truly versatile, future proof range of detectors.”