Machine designers are required to design safety into more industrial systems than ever. To help them design more easily and meet their other application requirements, Rockwell Automation has seven new safety modules across three I/O platforms. This offers designers both local and distributed safety I/O options and a wide range of performance and connectivity attributes to help improve compliance and machine performance.
“Our expanded safety I/O portfolio gives designers more options to meet their safety needs,” said Steven Goh, Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific Business Centre, Rockwell Automation. “Safety options are selectable for any Allen-Bradley I/O module. The new modules also incorporate faster safety reaction times, greater diagnostics and enhanced communications to create more competitive machines.”
The new safety modules also help simplify the design process. For example, they have a largely common data structure and graphic user interface. This programming and operation can help reduce design time, allow for code reuse and shorten the learning curve for designers.
The new safety I/O modules include:
Each of the seven new safety I/O modules is TÜV certified for use in safety applications up to SIL 3 and PLe, Cat. 4. For added protection against environmental stresses, all modules are selectable with conformal coating options.