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Safety controllers with diagnostics

October 2020 IS & Ex

Diagnostics provide easy access to device-level data that can be used to prevent potential problems and quickly correct issues that stop operations. Using an HMI or similar device, staff can view the status and location of each device and drill into the data to determine system health and performance. The system can even be configured to alert, direct, and instruct staff when a critical event occurs to get equipment back up and running as soon as possible.

The combination of an intuitive user interface and diagnostics makes it easy to design and troubleshoot complex safety systems. Drag-and-drop operation allows users to add devices and functionality to their system in just a few clicks. When the configuration has been tested and confirmed the software generates wiring diagrams to guide installation. Data collected from each device can be used to troubleshoot the entire system and identify errors prior to deployment.

Eliminate the time, hassle and expense of running designated cabling between each device and the control panel in order to collect data. Diagnostics collects data using the same cables, connectors, adaptors, and inputs that connect each device to the SC10 safety controller. Users can easily add, move, or remove devices at any stage of a machine’s lifecycle by simply updating the configuration in the software and implementing the changes indicated in the wiring diagram.

The export tag feature available with SC10, SC26, and XS26 Series safety controllers dramatically reduces the time required to name and configure functions in the PLC. Simply select export in the industrial Ethernet interface of the safety controller, set the parameters, and save the file. Safety controller inputs, outputs, functions, and other variables will auto populate in the PLC once the file has been imported. This eliminates the need to manually recreate each line of information and ensures consistency between the devices.

These systems are typically used to provide safe stop and start functions on machines and equipment with multiple safety devices and requiring two or more safety relays. They can also be used in combination with SI-RF Series safety switches and other devices to solve a number of process applications.


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