Turck introduces the TBPN safety block I/O module, which is the first block I/O module to combine both standard and safety inputs/
outputs in a single device. The IP67 hybrid modules can be adapted to the
specific signal requirements in the machine, and in doing so, help users to
save valuable space and greatly reduce overall system costs of their machines.
On the safety side of the PROFINET/PROFIsafe module, the user has two safety inputs for connecting different safety sensors, such as light curtains or
emergency-stop buttons. Two additional safety channels can be used either
as safety inputs or outputs. Furthermore, the module offers two channels of
internal safety outputs that can be used to remove power to the universal
discrete I/O ports as well as to one of the IO-Link ports on the standard side of the block. Safety logic is created using the Turck safety configuration and
diagnostics software tool; once programmed, device replacement is simplified
by means of a removable memory chip housed under the protective window.
For the standard side of the PROFINET/PROFIsafe module, four universal
discrete I/O ports are available for connecting general purpose signals and
can switch up to 2 amps. Two of these ports can also be configured as IO-
Link masters. In combination with Turck’s I/O hubs, TBIL-M1-16DXP, users can
connect up to 32 additional discrete I/O points to the module.
“Integrating or embedding safety functions into existing fieldbus systems is a growing trend in automation. With Turck’s new hybrid safety I/O modules,
users can gain this combined functionality in one block. This simplifies
installation and maximizes flexibility, without compromising the level of safety
and reliability expected,” said Dan Klein, product manager for Turck’s Fieldbus
Both the standard channels as well as an IO-Link channel of the TBPN can
be disconnected for safety-related applications, considerably simplifying
the wiring of auxiliary drives and valve blocks. Turck has developed the
robust safety module for an extended temperature range from -40 to +70
¡C. The IP65/IP67/IP69K protection types allow use in the most demanding
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