INTERLINKBT, represented by Micromax , has announced E-connect, an integrated connectivity and DeviceNet solution for emergency stops.
E-connect is the new plug-and-work way to connect traditional e-stop devices and safety relay modules.
E-connect DeviceNet stations operate in the background to monitor where the stop was initiated and annunciate the system status.
The stations can be used on any DeviceNet system. They function along side other DeviceNet I/O. E-connect stations are available to connectorise 1, 2, and 8 e-stop devices.
In addition to the stations is a complete line of cabling products in bright red to make safety-wiring standout.
E-connect DeviceNet stations do not impact the safety of the system. They are specifically designed to isolate the safety circuits from the auxiliary power and DeviceNet communications circuits.
There is no technology learning curve, no special PLC, and no programming certification required.
E-stops can be initiated even while the bus or PLC is down. Conversely, motion devices such as drives, steppers and servos are not abruptly powered-off just because the bus or the PLC stops functioning.