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Banner Engineering’s SC26-2 safety controller

April 2014 PLCs, DCSs & Controllers

Banner Engineering has introduced the SC26-2 programmable safety controller for PLC-level capability and control without the programming complexity and steep learning curve of traditional PLCs. Designed to be more flexible and easier to use than other small footprint safety controllers, the SC26-2 uses safety function blocks, Boolean logic and a user-friendly programming environment for creating safety control logic.

With 26 input terminals and two redundant solid state safety outputs, safety system design engineers are able to monitor a variety of input devices, such as e-stop buttons, rope pulls, interlock switches, safety light curtains and other safety and non-safety input devices. The controller’s free PC GUI configuration software features pre-configured safety function blocks, including two-hand control, muting and enabling device to simplify application programming.

The optional LCD displays I/O status and actionable diagnostics like input fault information and device wiring details. This assists users during commissioning and enables faster troubleshooting to minimise machine downtime.

Ethernet models are also available with an embedded Ethernet node that provides up to 64 virtual status outputs. The Ethernet I/O registers automatically populate based on the configuration and can also be pared down or customised depending on application requirements. For larger scale applications, Banner will offer expandable models that allow users to add up to eight additional I/O modules.

For more information contact Rodney Topham, RET Automation Controls, +27 (0)11 453 2468, rodneyt@retauto.co.za, www.retautomation.com


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