Pilz PNOZmulti 2 small controller with FSoE

Thursday, 01 February, 2024 | Supplied by: Pilz Australia Industrial Automation LP

Pilz PNOZmulti 2 small controller with FSoE

The configurable safe small controller PNOZmulti 2 from Pilz supports the open communication system EtherCAT in combination with the safe protocol Safety-over-EtherCAT FSoE (FailSafe over EtherCAT). As a result, PNOZmulti 2 enables the transfer of both control and safety-related information, and offers flexible, economic expansion options when connecting safety-related plant structures.

From Version 11.3 of the PNOZmulti Configurator software tool, the PNOZmulti 2 can be configured as FSoE Master, FSoE Slave and EtherCAT-Slave. Up to four Master-Master and up to 60 Master-Slave connections are possible with the EtherCAT FSoE communication module, in conjunction with the base unit PNOZ m B1. This way it is simple to implement and expand flexible plant structures with a one-cable solution at fieldbus level. As a result, the certified safety system not only provides a high degree of safety but also efficiency for plant and machinery.

The one-cable solution can be used to incorporate FSoE-capable actuators and sensors flexibly into the network. As an FSoE Master, PNOZmulti 2 combines monitoring of all of an application’s safety functions in one device — from E-stop and safety gate to light curtains — and establishes connections to safe slaves in the network. This minimises the wiring effort and saves costs. Comprehensive diagnostic options also help minimise downtime.

The Safety-over-EtherCAT (FSoE) protocol was defined to implement safe data transfer for EtherCAT. FSoE enables the transfer of safety and non-safety-related information in the EtherCAT communication system. As a result, in accordance with IEC 61508, FSoE is suitable for safety applications up to SIL 3.

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