Turck has expanded its range of safety I/O components with the TBPN and TBIP block I/O modules for Profisafe and CIP Safety respectively.
ABB is providing integrated safety functionality for its all-compatible variable speed drives (VSDs).
The configurable Safety Field Box system allows safety switchgear devices to be connected in the field and freely interlinked on a decentralised basis.
The latest Pilz analog input module PNOZ m EF 4AI expands the PNOZmulti 2 range of configurable, safe small control systems.
The EtherCAT Terminals in the ELX series from Beckhoff have been expanded with the addition of analog input terminals with TwinSAFE SC (Single Channel) technology.
Rockwell Automation has introduced a safety-based communications protocol known as the Allen-Bradley Guardmaster GuardLink safety system.
The hybrid safety concept from Turck combines both safety I/O and general-purpose I/O in a single, rugged, on-machine, remote I/O device.
Once considered to be a dangerous practice, integrated safety is now becoming accepted for the benefits it offers.
Safety over IO-Link offers IO-Link advantages such as simple data transport and information exchange, high flexibility and universal applicability.
The Turck TBPN safety block I/O module combines both standard and safety I/Os in a single device.
The Nelson-Marlborough region is one of New Zealand's major forestry areas, with 16% of the productive land area planted in production forests. Nelson Pine Industries has the capacity to process one million cubic metres per annum, or 40% of the region's annual harvest.
The MACX Safety product range is consistently SIL certified and equipped with a PL d performance level according to EN ISO 13849-1. As such, direct, safe switching of limit values is possible without an additional safety controller.
The SSX (2-wire loop-powered) and SST (4-wire) safety isolators and splitters provide reliable isolation and signal conversion for HART data in functionally safe process control settings.
Safety in today’s market has come a long way from the simple, single-function safety relays of the past. Now engineers are left to question which is best for the efficient implementation of the prevailing safety requirements in their process: programmable, network-enabled safety controllers or spatially limited, configurable safety relays?
Guard I/O can be used with any safety controller that communicates on DeviceNet or EtherNet/IP networks.