PILZ Safe Automation has released the PNOZmulti safety system that connects to standard fieldbus systems. Extra fieldbus modules connect the modular safety system to DeviceNet, Interbus, CANopen and CC-Link as well as Profibus-DP.
Connection is easy to configure with the system software's drag and drop tools. The expansion modules allow diagnostic data and controller information to be downloaded from the PNOZmulti to the standard controller via the standard fieldbus. The safety system can monitor more than four safety functions and up to 80 I/O and incorporates a range of standard functions.
Safety functions, such as emergency stop, two-hand or speed monitoring are also configured using PNOZmulti Configurator software. The configuration is stored on a chip card and is downloaded to the PNOZmulti base unit, reducing wiring, installation times and cost. The card can be used to copy the configuration to multiple installations, while changes to the safety system are made on screen without the need for rewiring.