The new SafetyBridge I/O modules from Phoenix Contact expand the SafetyBridge system when it comes to flexibility, functionality, and application areas. Safety-relevant output modules as well as a logic module with expanded functional scope have been added to the input and logic modules already available. The various output modules are available with outputs that switch with plus, plus/minus, and floating outputs with electrical isolation. Now, with the new functional scope, up to 48 safety-relevant single-channel or up to 24 two-channel inputs or outputs can be acquired and output. The Safeconf software is used to parameterize the modules and configure the safety logic in a user friendly fashion. There are 14 different safety-relevant function modules, from a simple Emergency Stop up to various muting blocks. As this safety solution is completely independent of any particular network and control system, it offers a high degree of flexibility when integrating functional safety into machines and systems. SafetyBridge Technology stands for a safety solution capable of networking without a safety-relevant control system. It can be implemented using any automation network. The safety-relevant modules, mixed with non-safety-relevant Inline I/Os, can be distributed at a level beneath the various standard control systems in the network.
Edited by: Teoman Tugsuz