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SF-C safety control unit

Specifications for the safety control units for safety light curtains.

Specifications for the safety control units

The safety control units allow you to connect and control various safety components for machines. The SF-C10 series is specially designed for connection and control of Panasonic light curtains, while the safety control unit SF-C21 can be used for all kind of safety devices like safety switches, emergency switches, enable grip switches, safety beam sensors, safety scanners, or safety light curtains.

Specifications for the safety control unit SF-C10 series for safety light curtains

Safety control unit SF-C10 series for safety light curtains
Product No. Type of control unit Cables Description
SF-C11 Connector type

• Connection cable: SFB-CB (for SF4B series), SF2B-CB (for SF2B series)

• Extension cable: SFB-CCJ10

8-core cable with connector to connect to the light curtain. Interference prevention wires and the muting function cannot be used.

SF-C12

Robust type

• SFB-CB05-MU

• Extension cable: SFB-CCJ10-MU

12-core cable with connector to connect to the light curtain. Interference prevention wires can be used. The muting function cannot be used.

SF-C13

Slim type

• SFB-CCB (-MU) (for SF4B series), SF2B-CCB (for SF2B series)

• Extension cable: SFB-CC (-MU)

Use a discrete wire cable to connect the light curtain. Interference prevention wires and muting function can be used. However, the controller SF-C13 itself does not support the muting function.

SF-C14EX

Application expansion unit for the SF4B series

• Light curtain connection cable: SFB-CB-EX

• Extension cable: SFB-CCJ10

Equipped with muting function and emergency stop input, thus expanding the applications of the light curtains. Use the exclusive connection cable  to connect the unit to the light curtains. (compatible with SF-C14EX handy controller)

SF-C14EX-01

 

Specifications for the safety control unit SF-C21

Safety control unit SF-C21

The safety control unit SF-C21 can do the work of four safety relay units. Therefore, much less wiring is required. With its compact size (height 97 mm x width 45 mm), it can be installed even in narrow spaces. The status of the safety control unit can be monitored easily with a PLC. The SF-C21 provides four auxiliary semiconductor outputs (PNP). Other automation control devices such as PLCs, HMIs, etc. can monitor of the SF-C21 via RS485 communications (MODBUS RTU) and get information about the status, the selected logic, and possible errors. However, the SF-C21 cannot be controlled by an external device such as a PLC.

Users do not need any programming skills because the safety control unit SF-C21 is equipped with a preset logic. Simply turn the rotary switch to select one of the eight preset logics. They are safety-certified and compatible up to control category 4 PLe.

For users wanting to create a reliable safety circuit, we recommend using our software Configurator SF-C. Again, you do not need any programming skills.

Product No. Number of inputs Number of outputs
  Safety input Reset / EDM input Control output Auxiliary output
SF-C21 2×4 2 2×2 4

Typical applications

Safety control unit SF-C applications
  • Semiconductor production
  • Machines with robots and safety fences
  • Food packaging

Downloads

Name File Type Size 1 Date Language
PDF Brochure Capteurs Catalog, Shortform 32.5 MB 13.09.2021 French
PDF Catálogo Resumen Sensores Data sheet 30.6 MB 28.04.2021 Spanish
ZIP Configurator SF-C for Safety Control Unit SF-C21 Vers. 2.02. This software works with Windows 7, 8.x, 10. Software 314.7 MB 05.07.2021 English
PDF Data sheet SF-C10 Data sheet 2.9 MB 30.06.2015 English
PDF Data sheet SF-C10 Series. Exclusive Control Unit for Light Curtain Data sheet 2.9 MB 05.02.2015 English
PDF Data sheet SF-C21 Data sheet 7.3 MB 05.02.2015 English
PDF Productos para la Seguridad Industrial Catalog, Shortform 6.6 MB 26.11.2019 Spanish
PDF Programma Sensori Catalog, Shortform 2.6 MB 11.01.2021 Italian
Raccolta Applicazioni Sensori Data sheet 24.2 KB 20.12.2018 Italian
ZIP SF-C10 series, 2D Data CAD 106.9 KB
ZIP SF-C10 series, 3D Data CAD 277.5 KB
PDF SF-C11 MANUALE DI ISTRUZIONI, MJE-SFC11 Manual 1.5 MB 17.04.2015 Italian
PDF SF-C12 MANUALE DI ISTRUZIONI, MJE-SFC12 Manual 706.5 KB 17.04.2015 Italian
PDF SF-C13 MANUALE DI ISTRUZIONI, MJE-SFC13 Manual 2.8 MB 17.04.2015 Italian
PDF SF-C13 Modul przekaznikowy przeznaczony specjalnie do kurtyny bezpieczenstwa, WUMPI-SFC13 Manual 1.5 MB 16.04.2020 Polish
PDF SF-C14EX Instruction Manual, MJE-SFC14EX Manual 596.8 KB 16.03.2016 English
PDF SF-C14EX MANUALE DI ISTRUZIONI, MJE-SFC14EX Manual 1.5 MB 17.04.2015 Italian
PDF SF-C14EX-01 Instruction Manual, SF-C14EX-01 Manual 592.1 KB 16.03.2016 English
PDF SF-C21 Instruction Manual, WUME-SFC21-6 Manual 12.8 MB 07.07.2021 English
PDF SF-C21 Programowalny sterownik bezpieczenstwa, MPL-SFC21 Manual 986.1 KB 16.04.2020 Polish
PDF SF-C21 Quick Instruction Manual, ME-SFC21 Manual 800.1 KB 16.03.2016 English
ZIP SF-C21 series, 2D Data CAD 29.2 KB
ZIP SF-C21 series, 3D Data CAD 250.2 KB
PDF SFC-11 Instruction Manual, MJE-SFC11 Manual 390.1 KB 21.01.2020 English
PDF SFC-12 Instruction Manual, ME-SFC12 Manual 376.5 KB 19.12.2018 English
PDF SFC-13 Instruction Manual, MJE-SFC13 Manual 349.2 KB 21.01.2020 English
PDF SFC-HC (Ver 2.0) Instruction Manual, MJE-SFCHC Manual 617 KB 01.01.2013 English
PDF Safety device - new products line up Catalog, Shortform 7.3 MB 05.02.2015 English
PDF Sensoren Optoelektronische Schutzeinrichtungen Catalog, Shortform 5.7 MB 15.10.2018 German
PDF Sensori Fotoelettrici Guida tecnica Data sheet, Technical information 1.9 MB Italian
PDF Senzory - Zkrácená verze Catalog, Shortform 10.1 MB Czech
PDF Short Form Sensors for Factory Automation Catalog, Shortform 32.7 MB 08.07.2021 English
PDF Short form Industrial safety products Catalog, Shortform 6.9 MB 15.10.2018 English
PDF Sicherheitsschaltgerät Betriebsanleitung, MD-SFC21 Manual 1.8 MB 01.04.2016 German
Übersicht Sensoren Catalog, Shortform 0 B 30.01.2020 German