Turck Australia announces the addition of the CIP safety hybrid safety
block IO modules to their industry-leading line-up of fieldbus technology
Combining both safety I/O and general purpose I/O in a single, rugged,
on-machine, remote I/O device, Turck’s hybrid safety offering is now extended
by the new CIP safety (TBIP) module; the existing hybrid safety offering already
includes an option for PROFIsafe over PROFINET.
Both IP67 hybrid modules can be adapted to the actual signal
requirements of an installation by using configurable input/output points and leveraging
the flexibility of the IO-Link. Key features also include two safety inputs for
connecting safety sensors such as light curtains or emergency stop buttons; two
additional safety channels for use as inputs or outputs; general purpose
(non-safety related) side comprising of four configurable discrete
inputs/outputs capable of switching up to two amps when used as outputs; and two
IO-Link master ports offering an additional 32 points of configurable discrete
I/O when used with Turck’s IO-Link hubs.
These devices can be used as remote safety I/O, or even operated as a
standalone safety controller for local safe I/O; this allows the implementation
of safety functions without the need for a safety PLC while still providing
safety diagnostics and general purpose I/O data to a higher level non-safety
The high IP65/ IP67/ IP69K protection ratings allow use in the most
demanding environments. Decentralised plants and modular machine concepts can
be implemented without the need for additional control cabinets.