Phoenix Contact introduces the new MACX Safety signal conditioners that allow analogue signals to be easily integrated into safety applications according to the Machinery Directive.
The MACX Safety product range is consistently SIL certified and equipped with a PL d performance level according to EN ISO 13849-1; direct safe switching of limit values is therefore possible without an additional safety controller.
Ensuring the safe processing of analogue intrinsically safe Ex signals, MACX Safety Ex modules can be combined with other safety modules and integrated into the safety chain using the Sistema planning software. The relevant characteristics for calculating the performance level are already stored in the database. The products can be configured from the PC using FDT/DTM or via the free standalone ANALOG-CONF software, including monitoring function.
Key features of MACX Safety signal conditioners include patented transmission concept with safe electrical isolation, providing precise signal transmission; low power consumption and self-heating for a long service life and high operational reliability across the operating temperature range; and plug-in terminal blocks with screw or push-in connection technology for quick and safe installation.
The MACX Safety signal conditioners range includes repeater power supplies and input signal conditioners as well as universal temperature transducers with safe limit value relays for resistance thermometers, resistance-type sensors, potentiometers, thermocouples, and mV sources.