Stand-Alone Safety Controller Delivers Flexibility and PowerAugust 1, 2012
Pepperl+Fuchs, Twinsburg, OH, introduces the VAS-2A8L-KE4-8SE programmable safety controller—cost-effective, adaptable and easy to install, configure and run. The device, say company officials, bridges the gap between low-end safety relays that can’t adapt to evolving application needs, and high-end options designed for larger systems and too costly for smaller applications. The safety controller provides four redundant safe inputs and two independent safe electronic outputs; an expansion port enables the controller to grow with the application. It runs on standard 24 VDC and allows any safe device with dry contacts or electronic safe outputs to be used.
“The market is flooded with safety relays and configurable safety controllers that can get the job done,” says Helge Hornis, manager, intelligent systems group. “Most of the higher-end solutions are too complex and costly for all but the largest and most difficult applications, while low-end controllers lack the flexibility to adapt when application requirements change, even just a little.”
Connecting safety devices to the controller merely requires wiring a conventional safety relay; removable terminals simplify installation and field service. An intuitive drag-and-drop application interface makes it easy to configure even complex safety operations in just minutes.Pepperl+Fuchs: 330/486-0001; www.pepperl-fuchs.us
See also: Pepperl+Fuchs, Inc.
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